Ed Sheeran sold the most albums in the world in 2017, and I’m really having a hard time understanding how that happened.
Reuters reported the following:
International - Federation - Phonographic - Industry - IFPI
The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) said that “Divide,” which was released in March 2017, went multi-Platinum in 36 nations. Sheeran’s pop ballad “Shape of You” was also the best-selling single globally of 2017 and has been certified as multi-Platinum in 32 nations, the organization said. The IFPI said it was the first time that a recording artist has had both the best-selling album and single of the year.
This makes absolutely no sense to me. Didn’t Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Lana Del Rey all release albums this past year? Yes, they all did. How did Ed Sheeran beat any of them. It’s a disgrace to music.