Seven of the 10 best-selling albums are by local artists

Belgian artists in 2017

In Flanders, seven of the 10 best-selling albums in 2017 are by Belgian artists. Our successful local music artists only had to put Ed Sheeran first as international artist. Liefde voor muziek 2017' and Niels Destadsbader's debut album are at the top of the list of best-selling albums. Clouseau, Oscar and the Wolf, Bazart, Bart Peeters and K3 complete the list of best-selling albums by Belgian artists in Flanders.

43% of the market share of Belgian albums in Flanders in 2017, compared to 17% in single sales.Blanche with City Lights in Flanders is the highest-ranked Belgian at number 6 in terms of hits or tracks.

"The role of record companies is far from over; through their efforts in promotion and marketing, music producers and distributors guarantee our local artists the best chance of a successful career", concludes Patrick Guns, President BEA Music and General Manager Universal Music Belgium.