The Music Industry At 2018’s Midpoint: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Perfect’ Is The Bestselling Song

Ed Sheeran performs during a initial day of BBC Radio 1’s Biggest Weekend during Singleton Park, Swansea. (Photo by Ben Birchall/PA Images around Getty Images)

Somewhat unsurprisingly, Ed Sheeran’s latest strike “Perfect” has been named a bestselling strain in a initial half of 2018, according to Nielsen’s Mid-Year report.

The position creates sense, as he is one of a biggest names in a strain attention and his fan bottom (especially when it comes to songs like “Perfect”) skews somewhat older, definition sales are certain to be healthy. The lane spent half a dozen frames atop a Hot 100 between 2017 and 2018, with many of those also featuring Beyoncé, who jumped onto a remixed chronicle usually before a strain reached a throne.

Behind Sheeran comes associate low-pitched powerhouse Drake with his 11-week champion “God’s Plan,” that is followed by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant To Be,” that spent too many weeks stranded in second place behind Drake, never utterly violation through, yet still giving both acts a new career high point.

Of all a artists who done it onto this list, dual are propitious adequate to see a span of songs sell adequate to be deliberate a bestselling of 2018. Pop thespian and former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello’s dermatitis solo singular “Havana,” that strike No. 1 early in 2018 after months of climbing a Hot 100, is gentle during No. 4, while her follow-up cut “Never Be a Same” is down during No. 9. Rock rope Imagine Dragons see their smashes “Whatever It Takes” and “Thunder” land during Nos. 6 and 8, respectively.

Sheeran’s “Perfect” is a usually strain to sell one million copies in 2018 alone (though it changed some-more units in 2017 when it was primarily released), and usually 8 other titles have sole during slightest half as many. Just a final object on a ranking, Jason Aldean’s “You Make It Easy,” has unsuccessful to sell during slightest half a million copies, yet it will expected pass that symbol in no time.

These are a 10 bestselling songs in a initial half of 2018.



1. Ed Sheeran – “Perfect” – 1,013,000

2. Drake – “God’s Plan” – 959,000

3. Bebe Rexha – “Meant to Be (ft. Florida Georgia Line)” – 846,000

4. Camila Cabello – “Havana (ft. Young Thug)” – 658,000

5. Zedd – “The Middle (ft. Maren Morris Grey)” – 621,000

6. Imagine Dragons – “Whatever It Takes” – 618,000

7. Bruno Mars – “Finesse (ft. Cardi B)” – 592,000

8. Imagine Dragons – “Thunder” – 579,000

9. Camila Cabello – “Never Be a Same” – 510,000

10. Jason Aldean – “You Make It Easy” – 493,000

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