Top sellers list includes Drake and Taylor Swift

Ed Sheeran has been named the top-selling musician in the world over the past year.

Drake, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem make up the rest of the top five.

His third album, Divide, was released in March and has been classified as multi-platinum in 32 markets.

It's a far cry from Ed's early years as busker.

Ed Sheeran is the fifth recipient of the award, which has previously been won by Drake, Adele, Taylor Swift and One Direction.

The chart is put together by the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry.

The top ten in full: 1. Ed Sheeran 2. Drake 3. Taylor Swift 4. Kendrick Lamar 5. Eminem 6. Bruno Mars 7. The Weeknd 8. Imagine Dragons 9. Linkin Park 10. The Chainsmokers.