Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ Leads Hot 100 for Fifth Week
Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 11) for a fifth total week. Meanwhile, Bruno Mars‘ “That’s What I Like” hits the top five and The Chainsmokers‘ “Paris” returns to the top 10, hitting a new peak.
As we do every Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, Feb. 28.
“Shape,” released on Atlantic Records, spends a fifth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart with 147,000 downloads sold, down 27 percent, in the week ending Feb. 23, according to Nielsen Music. (The song had surged by 74 percent in the prior tracking week after Sheeran performed it on the Grammy Awards on Feb. 12.) “Shape” leads the Radio Songs chart for a third week, up by 6 percent to 154 million in audience (in the week ending Feb. 26). It spends a second week at No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, where it’s Sheeran’s second leader, and takes over as his third No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs.
“Shape” stays at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (41.8 million U.S. streams, up 12 percent, in the week ending Feb. 23), while becoming Sheeran’s first No. 1 on the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart (17.9 million on-demand clicks, up 1 percent).
Meanwhile, Sheeran’s “How Would You Feel (Paean)” debuts at No. 41 on the Hot 100, and No. 7 on Digital Song Sales (59,000), with both that ballad and “Shape” previewing his third studio album, ÷, due Friday (March 3). “Castle on the Hill,” also from the set, debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Jan. 28-dated Hot 100 (the week that “Shape” launched at No. 1, making Sheeran the first artist ever to debut two songs in the chart’s top 10 simultaneously).
Migos‘ “Bad and Boujee,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, rebounds 3-2 on the Hot 100 following three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. The track tops the Streaming Songs chart for a ninth week, with 46.4 million U.S. streams (down 3 percent); ascends 15-13 on Radio Songs (62 million, up 3 percent); and falls 12-18 on Digital Song Sales (35,000 downloads sold, down 13 percent). The track tops Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for an eighth week each.
Zayn and Taylor Swift‘s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” dips to No. 3 on the Hot 100 after hitting a No. 2 high a week ago. The duet keeps at No. 2 on Radio Songs (114 million, up 5 percent) and No. 4 on Streaming Songs (21.4 million, up 1 percent), while dropping 2-6 on Digital Song Sales (63,000, down 56 percent). As previously reported, parent album the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack slides to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 a week after launching at No. 1.
Mars bounds 7-4 on the Hot 100 with “That’s What I Like,” becoming his lucky 13th top five hit on the chart, tying Rihanna for the most this decade. The track, which the pop/R&B star performed on the Grammys, pushes 5-2 on Digital Song Sales (75,000, down 11 percent); 20-15 on Streaming Songs (16.1 million, up 29 percent); and 26-18 on Radio Songs (55 million, up 26 percent), winning the chart’s top Airplay Gainer award. On the Hot R&B Songs chart, “Like” logs a second week at No. 1.
“Like” matches the No. 4 Hot 100 high of prior single “24K Magic”; both songs are from Mars’ album 24K Magic, which keeps at its No. 2 peak on the Billboard 200.
The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer,” featuring Halsey, remains at No. 5 on the Hot 100, after 12 weeks at No. 1. The song extends its record for the most weeks tallied in the top five to 27. A week ago, it passed Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Mars (2015), and LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” (1997-98), each with 25 top-five weeks.
“Closer” also extends its mark for the most weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10 from a title’s debut, having totaled all 30 of its frames on the chart in the top 10 since its arrival at No. 9 on Aug. 20.
More Chainsmokers: “Closer” follow-up “Paris” rebounds 11-6 on the Hot 100, hitting a new high; it had previously ranked as high as No. 7 upon its debut five weeks ago. “Paris” likewise returns to the Streaming Songs top 10 (12-8; 19.4 million, up 20 percent), while climbing 13-12 on Radio Songs (63 million, up 1 percent).
“Paris” additionally crowns the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, dethroning “Closer,” which drops to No. 2 after a record 27 weeks at No. 1. (How is “Paris” lower than “Closer” on the Hot 100 but higher on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs? The latter list includes club play points and, in a tight race between the two, “Paris” claims more club points, giving it the edge on that chart.
Even more Chainsmokers: “Something Just Like This,” the duo’s new collab with Coldplay, enters the Hot 100 at No. 56, and Digital Song Sales at No. 21 (33,000), following its Feb. 22 release. Both “Paris” and “Something” are from The Chainsmokers’ first full-length album, Memories…Do Not Open, due April 7.
Rihanna rises 8-7 on the Hot 100 with “Love on the Brain.” A week ago, the song became her 30th top 10, a milestone that only Madonna (the leader with 38 top 10s) and The Beatles (34) had previously achieved. Airplay leads the way for the track, which advances 5-3 on Radio Songs (108 million, up 7 percent).
After debuting at No. 4 on the March 4-dated Hot 100, Katy Perry‘s “Chained to the Rhythm,” featuring Skip Marley, backtracks to No. 8 in its second week. The song (which the pair performed on the Grammys) falls 3-8 on Digital Song Sales (56,000, down 48 percent) and 15-17 on Streaming Songs (although with a 4 percent gain to 15.2 million). On Radio Songs, “Rhythm” rises 20-17 (56 million, up 12 percent). The track surges 12-10 in its third week on Adult Pop Songs, completing the fastest flight to the top tier of any of Perry’s 14 top 10s on the ranking.
“Rhythm,” whose official proper video was released Feb. 21, previews Perry’s forthcoming studio album, her first since 2013’s PRISM, expected later this year.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Big Sean‘s “Bounce Back” does just that, rising 10-9 after reaching No. 6, and Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello‘s “Bad Things” descends 6-10 after rising to No. 4.
Just outside the Hot 100’s top 10, Kygo and Selena Gomez skyrocket from No. 93 to No. 12 with “It Ain’t Me,” following the song’s first full week of tracking. The single, released Feb. 16, vaults 49-3 on Digital Song Sales (67,000), and debuts at No. 14 on Streaming Songs (15.5 million), while adding 19 million in airplay audience. On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, the track charges 9-3.
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 28), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.