Ed Sheeran holds on for sixth sixth week at Number 1 with 'Shape of You'

He’s done it again! Ed Sheeran holds onto the Number 1 spot of the Official Singles Chart for a sixth week with Shape of You.

One of two lead singles from Ed’s third studio album ÷, Shape of You remained on top with 36,500 downloads combined with 8 million streams. Ed’s other Top 3 single for the past six weeks Castle on the Hill has now fallen from 2 to Number 3, ending Ed’s record-breaking grip on the top two positions.

Breaking through Ed Sheeran’s stronghold this week is Rag’n’Bone Man, whose track Human rebounds from Number 5 to return to its peak position of Number 2. The song has enjoyed a major uplift thanks to the release of his debut album of the same name, and performances of the track on The Graham Norton Show and Sunday Brunch.

New entries and high climbers

Zayn and Taylor Swift’s I Don’t Wanna Live Forever reaches a new peak of Number 5 following the release of Fifty Shades Darker, the movie that IDWLF is the lead soundtrack single from. The collaboration is Zayn’s second Top 5 single and Taylor’s seventh.

Katy Perry’s return to music is off to a solid start, her new Skip Marley-featuring single Chained to the Rhythm debuts at Number 7, becoming Perry’s 14th Top 10 single in the process. Dua Lipa will also be celebrating this week – Be The One reaches a new peak of Number 9.

Train’s fourth Top 40 single Play That Song has climbed four rungs to Number 21, while Rag’n’Bone Man is back again with his second single Skin. The song returns to the Top 40 and lands at a new personal best of Number 25, climbing 26 slots.

Finally, Anne-Marie scores her second credited Top 40 single – Ciao Adios is new at 40.

credit:music-news.com
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