In the wake of advances from the likes of Chainsmoker‘s ‘Something Just Like This,’ Bruno Mars’ ‘That’s What I Like,’ Rihanna‘s ‘Love on the Brain,’ and even impressive staying power by former #1 ‘Bad & Boujee’ by Migos, singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape of You’ has managed to pencil its name atop the Hot 100 yet again.
Thanks to some handsome digital sales, undoubtedly boosted by a whirlwind promotional schedule that’s seen him hit the Grammys, ‘SNL,’ ‘iHeart Radio Music Awards,’ Brit Awards, and the American talk show circuit in less than three weeks, Sheeran’s ‘Shape’ signs on to the tally’s perch for a sixth non-consecutive week. And, as we reported here, the set’s highly anticipated parent album – ‘Divide’– is set to follow suit with a rule over next week’s Billboard 200 (click here to read more about that).
Interestingly, though hitting many of the same outlets and award shows to promote her latest number, ‘Chained to the Rhythm,’ pop star Katy Perry‘s most recent Hot 100 run is not singing a similar tune. Even with its notable #4 premiere on the tally two weeks ago (to some of her lowest recent debut figures), Perry’s Sia-penned socially conscious hit has been on the decline despite the release of its supporting visual.
Falling out of the top 10 in just its third week, tuck in below to see who joins Sheeran and the ‘Roar’ singer on this week’s updated Chart Check: