Ed Sheeran is 2017 best-selling artiste
Ed Sheeran has been named the world's best-selling recording artiste of 2017 by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI).
Sheeran's most recent album, Divide, with singles such as Shape of You, Castle on the Hill and Perfect, were the contributors to the British singer's success.
Drake, who won the honour in 2016, is second on the list followed by pop-singer Taylor Swift, who holds the third place.
According to the IFPI, Divide, which was released in March 2017, has so far been certified multi-platinum in 36 global markets.
Shape of You is the best-selling single off the album and has been certified as multi-platinum in 32 markets.