These are the best-selling albums and songs of 2018 so far

How many of these have you heard?

With the first quarter of the year now behind us, the best-selling albums and songs of 2018 so far have been revealed. Check out the top 40 of both below.

Having shifted over half a million copies, the soundtrack to the Hugh Jackman-led ‘The Greatest Showman’ tops the list of albums – as the Official Charts Company reports. After spending 11 consecutive weeks at No.1, it has now enjoyed the joint-longest consecutive run in the top in 30 years with Adele’s ’21’.

Ed Sheeran follows behind at No.2 with last year’s ‘Divide’, having shifted an extra 223,000 copies of the album in 2018. Sam Smith comes in at No.3 with ‘The Thrill Of It All’ after selling 105,000 this year, followed by Rag’n’Bone Man’s ‘Human’ 100,000 of its 1.1million copies sold this year. Elsewhere, Dua Lipa is the most successful female artist of the year so far – with her self-titled debut shifting 95,000 copies in 2018, and her massive single ‘IDGAF’ notching up 509,000 combined sales. Her video for ‘New Rules’ broke records after it was viewed over 1billion times on Youtube.

The highest-selling debut album comes from former Fifth Harmony star Camila Cabello, who also ranks at No.9 in the singles chart with the runaway success of her huge single ‘Havana’. Read the NME interview with Camila Cabello here.

Meanwhile, Drake‘s ‘God’s Plan’ tops the biggest singles chart after shifting 755,000 sales, as well as 76million streams.

The top 10 biggest albums of 2018 so far are:

1. ‘THE GREATEST SHOWMAN’ – MOTION PICTURE CAST RECORDING
2. ‘DIVIDE’ – ED SHEERAN
3. ‘THE THRILL OF IT ALL’ – SAM SMITH
4. ‘HUMAN’ – RAG’N’BONE MAN
5. ‘DUA LIPA’ – DUA LIPA
6. ‘REVIVAL’ – EMINEM
7. ‘BEAUTIFUL TRAUMA’- PINK
8. ‘CAMILA’ – CAMILA CABELLO
9. ‘GLORY DAYS’ – LITTLE MIX
10. ‘THE ARCHITECT’ –  PALOMA FAITH

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran

The top 40 biggest selling singles of 2018 so far are:

1. ‘GOD’S PLAN’ – DRAKE
2. ‘PERFECT’ – ED SHEERAN
3. ‘THESE DAYS’ – RUDIMENTAL/GLYNNE/MACKLEMORE
4. ‘BARKING’ – RAMZ
5. ‘RIVER’ – EMINEM FT ED SHEERAN
6. ‘IDGAF’ – DUA LIPA
7. ‘THIS IS ME’ – SETTLE/GREATEST SHOWMAN ENS
8. ‘FEEL IT STILL’ – PORTUGAL THE MAN
9. ‘HAVANA’ – CAMILA CABELLO FT YOUNG THUG
10. ‘BREATHE’ – JAX JONES FT INA WROLDSEN