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MARTY'S NOTE TO
THE TROOPS
A 12-year run is coming to an end. (9/18a)
MEMO FROM JON
Platt heading to Sony/ATV. (9/17a)
THE MORPHING MEANING OF A&R
Tina, Tubby, Steven, Derrick and Tim weigh in. (9/17a)
CHART STORY: ONE NATION UNDER STATION
McCartney's first #1 debut. (9/17a)
NEW RELEASES,
CARRIED FORWARD
Sitting "Pretty." (9/18a)
RAINMAKERS
The ones making history now.
WHO'S NEXT?
Who will be the next big pub and label players?
THOUGHTS ON LUNCH?
Like, will it ever get here?
THE KIDS
They're leaning on the button.
Blighty Beat
SHEERAN RULES ENTERTAINMENT RETAIL
3/2/18

We all knew that Ed Sheeran’s ÷ was the biggest selling album in Blighty last year with 2.7m sales, but what’s also interesting is that the record outsold all other entertainment releases (including video games and films), and is one of two music related entries in the Top 10 of the Entertainment Retailer’s Association's biggest sellers chart for 2017.

The second music entry is Rag’n’Bone Man with Human (Columbia) at #10, with just over 1m units sold across both digital and physical.

In 2016, there was one music entry in ERA’s Top 10, Now That’s What I Call Music 95, which appeared at #7 with 908k sales—a third of what Sheeran shifted.

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