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    REPORTS: Otto Porter agrees to a four-year, $106M deal with the Brooklyn Nets (via The Vertical).
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    Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. and Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) top Nielsen Music’s 2017 mid-year album chart in the US!
    Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. is the most popular
    Read More ... album of 2017 in the US, earning 1.77 million equivalent album units! DAMN. is Lamar’s 3rd No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, following its release on April 14. It debuted with the largest week of the year for an album on the chart with 603,000 units earned!

    Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide) is the top selling Album in traditional Album sales, with 742,000 copies sold so far in 2017. It’s ahead of DAMN., which has 678,000. Divide and DAMN. are the only 2 albums to have sold over 500k copies in 2017!

    4 soundtracks are among the top 10 sellers of 2017, so far, with Moana, Trolls, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Beauty and the Beast ranking at Nos. 4, 7, 8 and 10, respectively.

    Overall album sales are down 18 percent in 2017 compared to the mid-year point in 2016. CD album sales declined 19 percent (40.34 million versus 50 million) and digital album sales fell 20 percent (35.09 million versus 43.80 million). Vinyl album sales, however, were up 2 percent (6.36 million versus 6.22 million). The top-selling album on CD during the first half of 2017 was Metallica’s 'Hardwired… To Self-Destruct', with 386,000 sold in the format. The album’s sales were boosted by a concert ticket/album bundle sale redemption promotion with the band’s stadium tour. The top-selling digital album in the first six months of the year was Kendrick Lamar’s 'DAMN.' (475,000), while the top-selling on vinyl LP was The Beatles’ 'Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band' (39,000) thanks in part to its deluxe 50th anniversary reissue.

    Nielsen’s biggest song of 2017 at the mid-year point is Ed Sheeran's “Shape of You”, the most streamed song and the top-selling digital song. It earned 689.8 million on-demand streams (audio and video combined), and was the most streamed audio-only track (354.2 million) and video (335.5 million). “Shape” was also the best-selling digital song, shifting 2.17 million downloads.

    2017’s Mid-Year Top 10 Albums in the US (Based on Overall Equivalent Album Units)
    1. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. (1,772,000)
    2. Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide) (1,749,000)
    3. Drake, More Life (1,693,000)
    4. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic (1,110,000)
    5. Migos, Culture (1,002,000)
    6. The Weeknd, Starboy (981,000)
    7. Soundtrack, Moana (819,000)
    8. Future, Future (760,000)
    9. The Chainsmokers, Memories… Do Not Open (760,000)
    10. Post Malone, Stoney (711,000)

    2017’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Albums in the US
    1. Ed Sheeran, ÷ (Divide) (743,000)
    2. Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. (678,000)
    3. Bruno Mars, 24K Magic (494,000)
    4. Soundtrack, Moana (494,000)
    5. Metallica, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct (487,000)
    6. Chris Stapleton, From A Room: Volume 1 (419,000)
    7. Soundtrack, Trolls (373,000)
    8. Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 (351,000)
    9. Drake, More Life (343,000)
    10. Soundtrack, Beauty and the Beast (337,000)

    2017’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Vinyl Albums in the US
    1. The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (39,000)
    2. Soundtrack, La La Land (33,000)
    3. Soundtrack, Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (30,000)
    4. Bob Marley and the Wailers, Legend (30,000)
    5. Amy Winehouse, Back to Black (27,000)
    6. Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) (27,000)
    7. The Beatles, Abbey Road (26,000)
    8. Prince and the Revolution, Purple Rain (24,000)
    9. Tennis, Yours Conditionally (24,000)
    10. Pink Floyd, The Dark Side of the Moon (23,000)

    2017’s Mid-Year Top 10 Selling Digital Songs in the US
    1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” (2,170,000)
    2. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (1,437,000)
    3. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” (1,377,000)
    4. Sam Hunt, “Body Like a Back Road” (1,246,000)
    5. Zayn / Taylor Swift, “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” (1,048,000)
    6. The Chainsmokers & Coldplay, “Something Just Like This” (988,000)
    7. James Arthur, “Say You Won’t Let Go” (914,000)
    8. Imagine Dragons, “Believer” (905,000)
    9. Julia Michaels, “Issues” (889,000)
    10. Bruno Mars, “24K Magic” (769,000)

    2017’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Song Streams (Audio and Video Combined) in the US
    1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” (689,756,000)
    2. Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee” (648,129,000)
    3. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (634,375,000)
    4. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” (522,071,000)
    5. Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” (519,887,000)
    6. Future, “Mask Off” (505,473,000)
    7. Kyle featuring Lil Yachty, “Ispy” (494,113,000)
    8. Post Malone featuring Quavo, “Congratulations” (483,252,000)
    9. Lil Uzi Vert, “XO TOUR Llif3” (474,220,000)
    10. Kodak Black, “Tunnel Vision” (388,186,000)

    2017’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Audio Streams in the US
    1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” (354,245,000)
    2. Kendrick Lamar, “Humble.” (345,980,000)
    3. Future, “Mask Off” (327,281,000)
    4. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (316,581,000)
    5. Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee” (313,596,000)
    6. Lil Uzi Vert, “XO TOUR Llif3” (277,610,000)
    7. Post Malone featuring Quavo, “Congratulations” (273,964,000)
    8. Kyle featuring Lil Yachty, “iSpy” (271,738,000)
    9. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” (261,115,000)
    10. Big Sean, “Bounce Back” (230,278,000)

    2017’s Mid-Year Top 10 On-Demand Video Streams in the US
    1. Ed Sheeran, “Shape of You” (335,511,000)
    2. Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert, “Bad and Boujee” (334,533,000)
    3. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, “Despacito” (397,795,000)
    4. Bruno Mars, “That’s What I Like” (260,956,000)
    5. Kyle featuring Lil Yachty, “iSpy” (222,376,000)
    6. Post Malone featuring Quavo, “Congratulations” (209,288,000)
    7. Ayo & Teo, “Rolex” (199,244,000)
    8. Lil Uzi Vert, “XO TOUR Llif3” (196,611,000)
    9. Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall, “Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)” (196,524,000)
    10. Rae Sremmurd, “Swang” (188,790,000)
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    Another day, another signing for A.C. Milan... Andrea Conti has arrived for his medical.
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