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Ed Sheeran holds the number one position for a third straight week.
Sheeran's second Single, 'Castle On The Hill', slips to no.3, behind
Clean Bandit's Rockabye feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie.


Zayn & Taylor Swift's 'I Don't Want To Live Forever' climbs another two
slots to no.4.


Closing the top five is Bruno Mars '24K Magic'.


WORLD'S TOP 20 SINGLES
1. Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
2. Rockabye - Clean Bandit feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie
3. Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
4. I Don't Wanna Live Forever - Zayn & Taylor Swift
5. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars
6. Paris - The Chainsmokers
7. I Feel It Coming - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
8. Don't Wanna Know - Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar
9. Starboy - The Weeknd feat. Daft Punk
10. Closer - The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey
11. Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
12. Bad And Boujee - Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert
13. Let Me Love You - DJ SNAKE feat. Justin Bieber
14. Bad Things - Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello
15. Human - Rag’n’Bone Man
16. Black Beatles - Rae Sremmurd feat. Gucci Mane
17. Scars To Your Beautiful - Alessia Cara
18. Side To Side - Ariana Grande feat. Nicki Minaj
19. Fake Love - Drake
20. The Greatest - Sia feat. Kendrick Lamar


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'Starboy' returns to the top of the global Album chart with 101,000
equivalent sales!

J-Pop group E-Girls debuts at #2 with sales of 95,000 of their 4th album
'E.G.Crazy'.

The Soundtrack to La La Land is #3 after selling another 76k units!

Bruno Mars' '24K Magic' moves up 1 to #4.


WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS (WK 5)
1. Starboy - The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - 101.000 - 1.199.000
2. E.G.Crazy - E-girls - 95.000 (1st week)
3. La La Land - Soundtrack - 76,000 - 237,000
4. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars - 73.000 - 1.484.000
5. Ambitions - ONE OK ROCK - 68.000 - 383.000
6. I See You - The xx - 64.000 - 205.000
7. Salas - Inaba - 60.000
8. The Search For Everything - John Mayer - 55.000
9. Moana - Soundtrack - 50.000 - 402.000
10. Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones - 47.000 / 1.578.000
TOP SELLING ALBUMS OUTSIDE THE TOP 10
25 - Adele - 47,000 (this week's sales) - 19,847,000 (total sales)
Views - Drake - 40,000 - 2,838,000
Blurry face - Twenty One Pilots - 38,000 - 2,515,000
This Is Acting - Sia - 36,000 - 1,485,000
The 'Trolls' Soundtrack - 33,000 - 626,000
X - Ed Sheeran - 31,000 - 8,824,000
4 Your Eyez Only - J.Cole - 31,000 - 708,000
Anti - Rihanna - 30,000 - 1,578,000
Illuminate - Shawn Mendes - 30,000 - 806,000
Purpose - Justin Bieber - 25,000 - 5,401,000
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande - 24,000 - 1,161,000
Suicide Squad Soundtrack - 24,000 - 1,010,000
You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen - 22,000 - 973,000.
A Head Full Of Dreams - Coldplay - 21,000 - 4,096,000
Joanne - Lady GaGa - 21,000 - 916,000
Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd - 19,000 - 2,443,000
Glory Days - Little Mix - 17,000 - 627,000
Fantôme - Hikaru Utaka - 16,000 - 727,000
21 - Adele - 15,000 - 28,436,000
Lemonade - Beyoncé - 13,000 - 2,737,000
We Got It From Here...Thank You 4 Your Service - A Tribe Called Quest -
13,000 - 394,000
Nobody But Me - Michael Bublé - 12,000 - 828,000
The Heavy Entertainment Show - Robbie Williams - 11,000-634,000
57th & 9th - Sting - 11,000 - 397,000
Immortalized - Disturbed - 10,000 - 1,165,000
Revolution Radio - Green Day - 10,000 - 532,000,
Backstair - David Bowie - 9,000 - 2,023,000
The Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley & RPO - 9,000 - 688,000
The Getaway' - Red Hot Chili Peppers - 8,000 - 1,298,000
Day Breaks - Norah Jones - 8,000 - 491,000
This House Is Not For Sale - Bon Jovi - 8,000 - 454,000
Encore Un Soir - Celine Dion - 7,000 - 931,000
1989 - Taylor Swift - 7,000 - 9,831
A Moon Shaped Pool - Radiohead - 5,000 - 1,158,000
Chapter And Verse - Bruce Springsteen - 5,000 - 366,000


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Japanese music continues to rule for a 4th week. After Smap, Back Number
and the Kinki Kids, One OK Rock, an alternative rock band from Tokyo,
debuts at No.1 selling 315k copies of their 8th LP, 'Ambitions', 304,100
of which were sold in Japan according to Oricon. An English version of
the LP was released in the US, Canada, Germany, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

British Trio The xx debut at No. 2 this week with 'I See You' and sales
of 141,000, 46,000 in the US, 26,500 in the UK, 15,000 in Germany, 6,000
in France, 5,800 in Canada, 3,600 in Australia and 2,100 in Japan.

The soundtrack to 'La La Land' soars from no.9 to 4 this week!


WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS
1. Ambitions - ONE OK ROCK - 1st week - 315.000
2. I See You - The xx - 1st week - 141.000
3. Starboy - The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk - 106.000 - 1.098.000 total
4. La La Land - Soundtrack - 77.000 1st week - 161.000 total
5. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars
6. Moana - Soundtrack - 59.000 1st week - 352.000 total
7. 25 Years - SMAP - 59.000 1st week - 1.066.000 total
8. Encore - back number(バックナンバー) - 56.000 - 444.000
9. Blue & Lonesome - The Rolling Stones - 56.000 - 1.531.000
10. 25 - Adele - 47.000 - 19.800.000


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'Shape On You' and 'Castle On The Hill' remain the No. 1 and No. 2 Songs
this week on the Global Track chart! Both Singles will feature on Ed's
upcoming album, to be released on March 3.


The third best-selling Song globally is also from a British Act, Clean
Bandit. 'Rockabye' featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie jumps from no.5 to
no.3 this week overtaking the band's former big smash 'Rather Be', which
peaked at no.4 in April 2014.


American EDM Duo The Chainsmokers debuts highest globally with their new
Single 'Paris' at no.4. The Song features uncredited vocals from
American singer and songwriter Emily Warren. It's the Chainsmokers'
fifth Global Top 10 success, and their former No. 1 hit 'Closer' is
still at no.9.


Closing this week's Top 5 is Bruno Mars's 24K Magic which slips from No.
3 to 5 this week after peaking at No. 1 two weeks ago!


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On January 6, British musician Ed Sheeran released two new songs, 'Shape Of You' and 'Castle On The Hill', the first Singles from his upcoming album, which will be released on March 3. Because of the extremely high sales & streaming numbers, especially in the Anglo-American territories, both songs are exploding atop the Global Track Chart and are miles ahead of the competition. A historical record! Never before in the music history, two songs by an artist debuted at no.1 and no.2 of the global chart simultaneously! Ed Sheeran also achieved this record in several national hitlists, including the UK and Germany.


Ed Sheeran's former Album 'X', with 8,7 million copies sold, is the fourth most successful album globally over the last few years, behind the soundtrack to the Disney movie 'Frozen' (9,1 million), Taylor Swift's '1989' (9,8 million) and Adele's '25' (19,7 million).


In addition, the Irish genius has been working as a songwriter for other top-class stars, including Justin Bieber ('Love Yourself') and Major Lazer ('Cold Water'). Both were no.1 hits last year... and his incredible ballad 'Thinking Out Loud', was named 'Song Of The Year' at the 2016 Grammys!




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