2017's biggest albums

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' was undoubtedly the biggest album of 2017

2017's biggest albums
2017's biggest albums
23 Nov 2017

2017's biggest albums

Ed Sheeran's 'Divide' was undoubtedly the biggest album of 2017.

The 26-year-old Brit might have divided opinions with the record, but no one can deny its success.

It continues to break records left right and centre, including becoming making the everyone's favourite flame-haired star the first artist to ever hold all top five positions in the Official UK Chart, with all 16 of the tracks from the album, including 'Shape of You' and 'Castle on the Hill', making it into the top 20.

Liam Gallagher fans were mad for As You Were
Liam Gallagher fans were mad for As You Were
23 Nov 2017

Liam Gallagher fans were mad for As You Were

Liam Gallagher released his debut solo LP 'As You Were' back in October and the record went straight to number one in the UK and was certified gold with over 100,000 sales and has been a hit all over the globe. A fun fact to know is that it sold more copies in the first week than Taylor Swift's 'Reputation'. 'Some Might Say' the former Oasis frontman's fans are mad for it!

Kendrick Lamar's Damn wowed us all
Kendrick Lamar's Damn wowed us all
23 Nov 2017

Kendrick Lamar's Damn wowed us all

Kendrick Lamar's 'Damn' goes on to receive accolades including being crowned the Best Album of 2017 by Q Magazine. The 30-year-old rapper released his critically-acclaimed fourth studio album in April, and his efforts have not gone unnoticed as writers and staff from the prestigious publication have placed him top of the pile in their definitive list of the very best albums of the year. And so have we!

Drake's More Life smashes streaming records
Drake's More Life smashes streaming records
23 Nov 2017

Drake's More Life smashes streaming records

Though it's technically not an album, because Drake labelled it a playlist, songs from 'More Life' broke streaming records on both Apple Music and Spotify. Within the first 24 hours of being released, the project garnered a whopping 89.9 million streams globally on Apple Music - handing him a new world record for streams in a 24-hour period. And, on Spotify, the first full day of release for 'More Life' saw it rake in the best first-day streams for any album on the service. The compilation features two of the hip-hip star's biggest hits, 'Fake Love' and 'Passionfruit'.

Gorillaz smashed out collaborations on Humanz
Gorillaz smashed out collaborations on Humanz
23 Nov 2017

Gorillaz smashed out collaborations on Humanz

Gorillaz' comeback album 'Humanz' probably featured the most guest artists of the year. Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's animated band - comprised of 2D characters 2D, Murdoc Niccals, Noodle and Russel Hobbs - teamed up with the likes of Noel Gallagher, Rag 'n' Bone Man, De La Soul, Pusha T and Vince Staples on the critically-acclaimed record.

Queens of the Stone Age's Villains
Queens of the Stone Age's Villains
23 Nov 2017

Queens of the Stone Age's Villains

Queens of the Stone Age's 'Villains' - the US rock band's seventh studio album - saw Josh Homme and co team up with 'Uptown Funk' producer Mark Ronson. It's the most experimental the band have gotten and fans can actually dance along to the tracks, which include the well-received 'The Way You Used To Do' and 'Feet Don't Fail Me Now'.

Taylor Swift's Reputation has biggest opening week in US
Taylor Swift's Reputation has biggest opening week in US
23 Nov 2017

Taylor Swift's Reputation has biggest opening week in US

Taylor Swift's sixth studio album 'Reputation' wasn't without its controversy. The record's lead single 'Look What You Made Me Do' is an apparent swipe at her sworn enemy Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian West. Taylor - who is dating 26-year-old British actor Joe Alwyn - slams someone for their 'tilted stage' - something the rapper had during his 'Saint Pablo' tour in 2016. However, it hasn't done her reputation or her bank balance too much damage as the record's first week (when including all equivalent units) of sales now stands as the eighth largest in US history.

Lorde's Melodrama does the trick
Lorde's Melodrama does the trick
23 Nov 2017

Lorde's Melodrama does the trick

We waited four whole years for the follow-up to Lorde's debut album - and 'Melodrama' didn't disappoint us. The New Zealand star wrote and produced the record - which featured chart-topping track 'Green Light' - alongside Bleachers star Jack Antonoff. The LP topped charts in New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada and was well-received among critics and fans alike.

The Killers do a Wonderful, Wonderful job
The Killers do a Wonderful, Wonderful job
23 Nov 2017

The Killers do a Wonderful, Wonderful job

The Killers came back strong with 'Wonderful Wonderful'. The US band's follow-up to 2012's 'Battle Born' blew our minds and was worth all the hassle they went through to make it. Brandon Flowers went to Bono for advice on writer's block during the process. The group's frontman had a dry spell when writing the lyrics, but after the U2 star suggested the song title 'Have All The Songs Been Written?', which appears on the album, Brandon got his songwriting-mojo back. The album became their fifth consecutive studio album to top the UK Albums Chart.

Dua Lipa's debut album shines bright
Dua Lipa's debut album shines bright
23 Nov 2017

Dua Lipa's debut album shines bright

Dua Lipa's debut album was certainly a highlights of 2017. The record produced the UK top 40 singles 'Be the One', 'Hotter than Hell', 'Blow Your Mind (Mwah)' and 'New Rules', with the latter becoming Lipa's first number one single. The video for 'New Rules' exceeded 50 million views within 21 days of going live.

Harry Styles woos the world
Harry Styles woos the world
23 Nov 2017

Harry Styles woos the world

Harry Styles' debut solo album topped the charts in several countries, including Australia, Canada, the UK and the US. The One Direction' star's record, which includes the singles 'Sign Of The Times' and 'Kiwi', went gold in six countries, including the UK and US. The 23-year-old hunk became the second 1D member to achieve a number one solo album, following former bandmate Zayn's 'Mind of Mine' in April 2016.


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