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TOP 50 SELLERS
OF 2017

Ed Sheeran took the lead on our 2017 rundown in the year's final week, making his omission from the Grammy Album of the Year nominees all the more glaring. Kendrick Lamar finishes a strong second. Meanwhile, Taylor Swift, despite being #3 in total activity, has far and away the greatest number of pure album sales (apart from Sheeran, she's the only act here to clear the million-sales mark); it's fascinating to compare her stats to the titles below that achieved big totals despite album sales lower than 55k. Feel free to nerd out over all the numbers below (and click the chart for a larger view).





YOUR TOP 20 IS
MUY GRANDE
How will the Grammys affect who follows Ariana? (2/14a)
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Ari! Halsey! Billie! (2/18a)
UMG POSTS $7B YEAR,
WITH SALE ON TRACK
Who wants a piece of this? (2/15a)
FLIPOVER FRIDAY: NEW ARRIVALS AT iTUNES AND APPLE MUSIC
A pair of dynamic duos leads the pack. (2/15a)
HITS LIST KEEPS FALLING ON MY HEAD
These rainmakers are anything but all wet. (2/18a)
THE WINNERS
What the Grammys tell us about a changing landscape.
COMMITTED TO ROCK
The biz players who are determined to get the volume back up.
MANAGEMENT DO-SI-DO
Big changes among big acts.
THE NEW SUPERSTARS
The old pop rules just don't apply.
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