Ed Sheeran is the world's best selling artist for 2017, according to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) ! For this feat, the organization names him Global Recording Artist of the Year.
Annually IFPI would compile a list of the best selling recording artists of the previous year, they would take into account physical album sales as well as downloads and streaming.
It isn't really a surprise that Ed got to the top, but he was able to do something that other artists who have had the honor couldn't. As it turns out he is the first global best selling artist to have both the best selling album for the year (Divide) and best selling single ('Shape Of You').
Previous honorees includes Drake for 2016, Adele for 2015, Taylor Swift for 2014, and One Direction for 2013. Meanwhile for this year Drake takes second place while Ed's bestfriend Taylor Swift takes third. I wonder if Taylor and Ed spend time sitting on swivel chairs, stroking their cats and drinking champagne while they congratulate each other?
The full top ten is as follows:
1. Ed Sheeran
3. Taylor Swift
4. Kendrick Lamar
6. Bruno Mars
7. The Weeknd
8. Imagine Dragons
9. Linkin Park
10. The Chainsmokers
Well congratulations gentlemen and lady. And on that note, what happened to all our divas? Hopefully they'll make a comeback this year.