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'DAMN.', the 4th studio album by American Rap Superstar Kendrick Lamar,
debuts atop the Global Album Chart after selling 731,000 consumption
units! The bulk of sales is from the US (603,000), followed by Canada
(35,000) and the UK (31,500). 438,000 of the 731,000 consumption units
are pure sales, more than Kendrick's former studio album, 'To Pimp A
Butterfly' which debuted at #1 in 2015 with sales of 415,000.


At No.2 for a 3rd consecutive week is Ed Sheeran's 'Divide', after
selling another 248,000 equivalent sales, and a total of 4,5 million
after only 7 weeks on the hitlist.


The 2nd highest debut of the week is John Mayer's 'The Search For
Everything', his 7th studio album which is at no.3 with sales of
188,000, most of which is from the US (132,000) and Canada (30,000). The
3rd new entry this week is the 8th sequel of the blockbuster 'Fast & The
Furious' titled as 'Fate Of The Furious'. The soundtrack bows at no.8
with 68,000 equivalent sales.


WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS
1. Damn - Kendrick Lamar - 731.000 1st wk
2. Divide - Ed Sheeran - 248.000 this wk - 4.498.000
3. The Search For Everything - John Mayer - 188.000 1st week
4. More Life - Drake - 129.000 this wk - 1.521.000 total
5. Memories..Do Not Open - The Chainsmokers - 110.000 - 425.000
6. Moana (Viana) - Soundtrack - 75.000 - 1.153.000 total
7. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars - 68.000 - 2.455.000 total
8. Fast & Furious 8 - Soundtrack - 68.000 1st wk
9. Beauty And The Beast 2017 - Soundtrack - 64.000 -521.000
10. Human - Rag’n’Bone Man - 57.000 / 966.000

TOP SELLING ALBUMS OUTSIDE THE TOP 10
Starboy - The Weekend - 51,000 - 2,119,000
Future - Future - 45,000 - 594,000
Spirit - Depeche Mode - 36,000 - 461,000
25 - Adele - 35.000 - 20.477.000
X - Ed Sheeran - 34,000 - 9,347,000
Culture - Migos 34,000 - 734,000
La La Land - Soundtrack - 32,000 - 1.045,000
Automaton - Jamiroquai - 31,000 - 158,000
Blurry face - Twenty One Pilots - 29,000 - 2,946,000
Views' by Drake - 27,000 - 3,244,000
Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica - 27,000 - 2,323,000
I Decided - Big Sean - 25,000 - 576,000
Hndrxx - Future - 22,000 - 403,000
Anti - Rihanna - 21,000 - 1,900,000
Purpose - Justin Bieber - 20,000 - 5,681,000
This Is Acting - Sia - 19,000 - 1,802,000
Fifty Shades Darker - Soundtrack - 19,000 - 652,000
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande - 18,000 - 1,403,000
Illuminate - Shawn Mendes - 17,000 - 1,086,000
4 Your Eyez Only - J.Cole - 17,000 - 936,000
Joanne - Lady GaGa - 15,000 - 1,286,000
Traveller - Chris Stapleton - 14,000 - 2,160,000
Suicide Squad - Soundtrack - 14,000 - 1,228,000
Wonderland - Take That - 13,000 - 184,000
21 - Adele - 12,000 - 28,627,000
Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weekend - 12,000 - 2,635,000
Glory Days - Little Mix - 12,000 - 772,000
A Head Full Of Dreams - Coldplay - 11,000 - 4,286,000
Lemonade - Beyoncé - 9,000 - 2,969,000
Blue & Lonesome - Rolling Stones - 8,000 - 1,825,000
In The Lonely Hour - Sam Smith - 7,000 - 6,843,000
1989 - Taylor Swift - 6,000 - 9,895,000
I See You - The XX - 6,000 - 430,000
You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen - 4,000 - 1,090,000
The Getaway - Red Hot Chili Peppers - 3,000 - 1,411,000
The Heavy Entertainment Show - Robbie Williams - 3,000 - 709,000


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Sheeran's "Shape Of You" holds atop the Global track chart for 15 whole
weeks, the longest run since Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno
Mars which was No.1 for 16 weeks and 12 consecutive weeks. 'Shape Of
You' has the longest consecutive run since Pharrell Williams's "Happy"
which remained atop for 17 straight weeks and 19 non consecutive weeks
in 2014.

The Chainsmokers feat. Coldplay's "Something Just Like This" returns to
the vice-position with Bruno Mars 'That's What I Like' back in its peak
position, at no.3.

Kendrick Lamar''s 'DNA' debuts at no.10. 'Humble', the official 1st
single from the album, shoots seven spots to no.4.

The highest gainer of the week is 'Despacito' by Luis Fonsi & Daddy
Yankee. Driven by a Justin Biebers remix, the song rockets from no.23 to
no.5.


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'Memories...Do Not Open', the first full-length studio album by American EDM Superstar Duo, The Chainsmokers, debuts at No. 1 globally with 315,000 consumption units in its initial week. 221,000 of it are in the United States alone, 25,000 in Canada, 18,300 in the UK, and another 12,500 in Japan.

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' is close behind at No.2 after selling another 288.000 consumption units in its 6th week on the chart for a total of 4.250.000 units so far!

Drake's album 'More Life' in its 4th week, generated another 162,000 sales units (46,000 pure sales) and a total of 1,392,000 so far (569,000 pure sales). 'More Life' is now the second best selling album of the year.

Behind The Chainsmokers there are another three new-entries on this week's Top 10 : 'Ptx Vol.4: Classics EP', the 5th extended play album by the American a cappella group Pentatonix, bows at no.6 with 67,000 sales. All-Amerikkkan Bada$$', the 2nd album by American rapper Joey Bada$$, debuts at no.7 and 'Pure Comedy', the 3rd studio album by ex Fleet Foxes drummer Josh Tillman, a.k.a. Father John Misty, rockets to No.10 with 55,000 sales.

WORLD'S TOP 10 BEST-SELLING ALBUMS OF THE WEEK
1. Memories...Do Not Open - The Chainsmokers - 315.000
2. Divide - Ed Sheeran - 288.000 this wk (4.250.000 total)
3. More Life - Drake - 162.000 this wk (1.392.000 total)
4. Moana (Viana) - Soundtrack 71.000 this wk (1.078.000)
5. 24k Magic - Bruno Mars - 70.000 this wk (2.387.000)
6. Ptx Vol.4: Classics EP - Pentatonic - 67.000 1st wk
7. All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ - Joey Bada$$ - 67.000 1st wk
8. Human - Rag’n’Bone Man - 65.000 (909.000 total)
9. Beauty And The Beast 2017 - Soundtrack - 63.000(457.000)
10. Pure Comedy - Father John Misty - 55.000

TOP SELLING ALBUMS OUTSIDE THE TOP 10
Starboy - The Weekend - 53,000 this wk (2,068,000 total)
Future - Future - 46,000 (549,000)
Spirit - Depeche Mode - 45,000 (425,000)
Hardwired...To Self-Destruct - Metallica - 41,000 (2,296,000)
Automaton - Jamiroquai - 41,000 (127,000)
25 - Adele - 37.000 this wk (20.442.000)
Trolls Soundtrack - 36,000 (1,110,000)
Culture - Migos - 36,000 (700,000)
La La Land - Soundtrack - 34,000 (1.013,000)
X - Ed Sheeran - 33,000 (9,313,000)
Blurryface - Twenty One Pilots - 29,000 (2,917,000)
Views - Drake - 28,000 - 3,217,000
Hndrxx - Future - 26,000 (381,000)
I Decided - Big Sean - 25,000 (551,000)
Anti - Rihanna - 21,000 this wk (1,879,000)
Fifty Shades Darker - Soundtrack - 21,000 (633,000)
Wonderland - Take That - 21,000 (171,000)
Purpose - Justin Bieber - 19,000 (5,661,000)
Dangerous Woman - Ariana Grande - 19,000 (1,385,000)
This Is Acting - Sia - 18,000 (1,783,000)
Illuminate - Shawn Mendes - 15,000 (1,069,000)
Traveller - Chris Stapleton - 14,000 (2,146,000)
Joanne - Lady GaGa - 14,000 (1,271,000)
Beauty Behind The Madness - The Weeknd 13,000 (2,623,000)
Suicide Squad - Soundtrack - 13,000 (1,214,000)
4 Your Eyez Only - J.Cole - 13,000 this wk (919,000)
Glory Days - Little Mix - 13,000 (760,000)
21 - Adele - 12,000 this wk (28,615,000)
A Head Full Of Dreams - Coldplay - 12,000 (4,275,000)
Lemonade - Beyoncé - 9,000 (2,960,000)
Blue & Lonesome - Rolling Stones - 9,000 (1,817,000)
In The Lonely Hour - Sam Smith - 8,000 (6,836,000)
I See You - The XX - 6,000 (424,000)
You Want It Darker - Leonard Cohen - 4,000 (1,086,000)
1989 - Taylor Swift - 4,000 this wk (9,889,000 total)
The Getaway - Red Hot Chili Peppers - 4,000 (1,408,000)
The Heavy Entertainment Show - R. Williams - 3,000 (706,000)


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Ed Sheeran's "Shape Of You" is becoming one of the biggest hits in music history! This week the smash hit remains for a 14th week atop the Global Track Chart! Only five songs sold more in 14 weeks on the All Time chart: "Candle In The Wind" by Elton John (1997), "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston (1992), "We Are The World" by USA For Africa (1985), "I Want To Hold Your Hand" by The Beatles (1963), and "Hey Jude" also by the Beatles (1968).

'Shape Of You' is the first song ever to hold the top position in all key-markets for more than 10 weeks, including USA, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Australia!!

Harry Styles first Solo Single "Sign Of The Times" is a massive hit, debuting at No.2 globally! 'Sign Of The Times' ended the 13-week reign of Ed's 'Shape Of You' in the UK and Australia.

30 years ago, Prince's 'Sign Of ('O') The Times' peaked at no.3 globally!


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Ed Sheeran's 'Shape Of You' is the World's best-selling Single for a 13th week!


Ed Sheeran's smash hit "Shape Of You" has now been number 1 for over a quarter of a year, selling nearly twice as much this past week as its nearest rival.

"Something Just Like This" by The Chainsmokers & Coldplay is at No.2. 

"That's What I Like" by Bruno Mars has a new peak at no.3. 

The highest debut of the week is Kendrick Lamar's "Humble" at no.4. It's the first Global Top
 10 smash for the rapper as major artist. 

Closing the top 5 is Kygo & Selena Gomez's "It Ain't Me", up one place from last week!




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