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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Dominates For 2nd Week

Ed Sheeran‘s blockbuster new album, ‘Divide,’ adds another week to its run atop the Billboard 200. After debuting to the sum of 451,000 last week, the project – despite seeing a 60% drop in sales equivalence this week – still managed to outdo competitors to maintain hold of the tally’s top spot.

Billboard reports:

÷ (Divide) holds on to the No. 1 slot for a second week on the Billboard 200 chart, as the set earned 180,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 16, according to Nielsen Music. That’s down 60 percent compared to its debut frame, when it launched atop the list with 451,000 units.

÷ sold 87,000 in traditional album sales in its second week — down 73 percent compared to its starting sales stanza of 322,000.

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Chart Check [Hot 100]: Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape’ Scores 8th Week at #1

Billboard Hot 100 is becoming a man’s world once again.

Barring entries from serial hitmakers Rihanna and Taylor Swift, the chart’s upper dectet is completely made up of men – with the day’s biggest male hitmakers – The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, and Ed Sheeran – all seeing their name among the top ten’s tenants.

The latter, whose mega hit ‘Shape of You’ lodged its eighth non-consecutive week atop charts this week, still rings as the clear leader of all the data arenas that make up chart placements:  digital sales, streaming, and radio airplay.  However, with impressive gains from the likes of Weeknd’s Daft Punk-assisted ‘I Feel It Coming’ and Mars’ out of this world hit, ‘That’s What I Like,’ Sheeran’s eighth week at the top just may be his last.

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Cha-Ching! Ed Sheeran Adds ‘No Scrubs’ Writers Kandi & Tiny To ‘Shape Of You’ Writing Credits

Xscape Duo Win Big After Hitmaker Admits ‘No Scrubs’ Sample

Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Shape Of You‘ has been omnipresent on the charts and radio alike. Hence, it’s unsurprising if it’s become familiar to the masses.

Well, it turns out one of the main reasons for that is that it borrows from TLC‘s smash hit ‘No Scrubs.’

And now its writers are being compensated accordingly.

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Chart Check [Billboard 200]: Ed Sheeran Enters Guinness Book of World Records Thanks To ‘÷’

As we reported here, the impressive sales of Ed Sheeran‘s third album, ‘Divide,’ not only gave him the best first week sales of the year, but they’ve given him the best sales of the year in just one week!

Lifting him to a debut on the Billboard 200, the worldwide response to Sheeran’s latest has also landed him in the Guinness Book of World Records.  The organization reported ‘Divide’ has:

  • …become the Fastest-selling pop album in the UK by a male artist of all time.
  • …sold more copies in its first week than the rest of the UK’s Top 500 albums combined.
  • …a grand total of 16 tracks in the UK Top 20 – a feat which has also earned Ed the record for Most simultaneous UK Top 20 singles.
  • …crashed into Spotify’s Global Top 50 streaming chart on 3 March, as well as the Top 50 in 12 international markets (Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland and the UK). In the UK and Ireland, the 16 tracks claimed the entire Top 16 spaces.
  • …placed all 12 of the album’s tracks on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 simultaneously (read more about that by clicking here).

Congratz are in order to the prized singer/songwriter.  Tuck in below to see who joins him on this week’s refreshed Billboard 200:

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Chart Check [Hot 100]: Ed Sheeran Scores Seventh Week at #1

Singer Makes History As All 12 of ‘Divide’s Tracks Chart Simultaneously

Ed Sheeran‘s comeback single, ‘Shape of You,’ has shaped up to be quite the unmovable hit.  Sharing billing with the less successful ‘Castle on the Hill’ as the dual lead release from his hotly selling third LP, ‘Divide,’ ‘Shape’ is proving to be the real tenant of the Hot 100 ‘castle.’

For, after topping the chart for six non-consecutive weeks, this week saw the tune etch its name in the #1 spot for a 7th by garnering the highest of all components that make up the chart’s placements:  digital song sales, streaming, and radio airplay.

Add to this, after becoming the first artist in history to debut two songs in the top 10 of the Hot 100, Sheeran now adds another unique history-making achievement to his growing tally.  Find out what inside:

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The Numbers Are In: Ed Sheeran Scores Biggest Sales Week of 2017 With ‘÷ ‘

There is no way to escape Ed Sheeran.

With what seemed like relentless promotion to assist, his comeback single – ‘Shape of You’ – took to #1 on the Hot 100 and has been there for seven non-consecutive weeks.  Now, the tune’s parent album – ‘Divide’ – is following its lead.

As we reported here, the popularity of the project was so high its predicted first week sales were revised upward from 425k to 435k-445k.  Just a few days later we learned the album even exceeded that.

Curious to know how many units his faithful #Sheerios snatched up during ‘Divide’s first full week of availability?  The number lies after the jump:

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Ed Sheeran Shatters U.K. Record / Reveals ‘Shape Of You’ Was Written For Rihanna

Brit Singer Visits ‘The Breakfast Club’ To Toast To Success

Ed Sheeran made an impressive chart debut with his latest album ‘÷’ as expected in the U.S., but his record breaking slayage extends to home soil too.

Lifted by ‘Shape Of You,’ the set has become the fastest-selling album in the U.K. by a male artist ever, shifting more than the fastest album of 2016, David Bowie‘s ‘Blackstar.’

The Brit singer’s third studio effort clocks in with a triumphant 672,000 units in its first week. An extension of his dominance can also be seen in the fact that all 16 tracks of his March 3rd release have made it to the top 20.

Becoming the third fastest seller ever, only Adele‘s ‘25‘ (800,000) and OasisBe Here Now‘ (696,000) raked in higher first week totals in the U.K.

To celebrate his colossal success, the singer headed to the Breakfast Club to enjoy drinks and a lackadaisical conversation with DJ Envy and Charlamagne.

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ First Week Sales Revised Upwards

As we reported here, the Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Castle on the Hill’-housing album,‘Divide,’ is set to add yet another Billboard 200-reigning album to his tally of US chart-toppers.

The March 3rd released set, which features one of the year’s biggest hits, ‘Shape of You,’ was already shaping up to see the year’s highest first week sales, but now refreshed indicates it is on track to extend that competitive lead.

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Ed Sheeran Announces North American Tour

‘Shape of You’ Singer Hits the Road in Support of Chart-Topping Project ‘Divide’

Much to the delight of his faithful #Sheerios, ‘Shape of You’ singer Ed Sheeran‘s 2017 is shaping up to be a hectic year.

The singer-songwriter, whose media onslaught has seen him dominate the talk show, radio, and awards circuit in promotion of his new album, ‘Divide’ (in stores now), is now looking to expand that support for the project to a city near you.

Announcing a 48-city North American arena tour, Sheeran’s outing is set for a summer kick off at the Sprint Center in Kansas City on June 29th and run all the way through the fall to an October 6th close at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville.

Curious to know if he’ll make a stop in your town?  See the tour schedule below to find out:

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Chart Check [Hot 100]: Katy Perry’s ‘Rhythm’ Slips Out of Top 10

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape’ Scores Sixth Week At #1

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:

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Ed Sheeran Covers Rolling Stone / ‘÷’ Set To Sell Over 1 Million Worldwide First Week

Ed Sheeran‘s brand of frills-less Pop is proving quite the winner.

The British superstar’s soaring popularity carries him to the cover of Rolling Stone magazine during a week when his third album ‘÷’ is flying off the shelves worldwide.

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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Divide’ Heads To #1

The unstoppable singer/songwriter Ed Sheeran is on his way to the top of the Billboard 200.

Good news for his set ‘Divide‘ below…

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