Hot 100: Ed Sheeran Set To Make History With New Singles ‘Shape’ & ‘Castle’

Published: Friday 13th Jan 2017 by Rashad
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It seems with open hearts and wallets fans are welcoming back blue-eyed-soulster Ed Sheeran in a big way. For, as we reported here, the ‘Thinking Out Loud’ singer slid back onto the scene this week with not one, but two new releases – ‘Shape of You’ and ‘Castle on the Hill.’

The dual release help kick off his forthcoming album ‘Divide’ (in stores March 3rd) and, if iTunes and streaming response are any indication, will launch the project into the stratosphere.

Already hitting #1 and #2 on US iTunes respectively, new reports reveal the songs have individually smashed global streaming records.  According to an official press release:

With over 13 million global streams in the first 24 hours, Sheeran has broken Spotify’s ‘day 1’ streaming record with his monumental comeback singles Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill.”  With “Shape Of You” tallying 6,868,642 streams and “Castle On The Hill” landing 6,168,395 streams, both of the new tracks have individually overtaken the previous ‘day one’ record holders…

As if that’s not enough, now Billboard is reporting the tunes are jointly set to make Hot 100 history next week:

Via Billboard:

Industry forecasters suggest that “Shape” could sell 225,000 downloads or more in its first week (ending Jan. 12), easily making it the best-selling song of the week.

Meanwhile, “Castle” could sell 160,000 downloads or more in its first week and boast 14 million U.S. streams, while adding a nominal radio audience sum. Its combined activity could translate to a top 10 debut for the song on the Hot 100.

Should “Shape” start atop the Hot 100, Sheeran would earn his first No. 1 on the chart as an artist.

And, if “Castle” begins in the top 10, joining “Shape” in the region from the start, Sheeran would be the first artist to debut two songs in the top 10 simultaneously in the Hot 100’s 58-year history.

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  1. NAVI January 13, 2017

    the songs are both pretty boring and this is coming from a fan. But slay, get that #1 that Thinking Out Loud was suppose to be.

    • Onyourwrostday January 13, 2017

      That’s the only reason I’m commenting because felt like tgj was lying I just knew that song had went #1

    • Jess January 14, 2017

      Black artists era has ended.
      Longlive Donald Trump.

  2. ? + ✈ = ? January 13, 2017

    He’s coming for the weekend, bruno and all your favs ?

    • Cough Cough January 13, 2017

      Or maybe they’re just all succeeding together

      • ? + ✈ = ? January 13, 2017

        Some are and some aren’t honey.

  3. Mariah Carey January 13, 2017

    Congratulations Mr. Sheehan dahhling! Thank you for sticking up for me as well dahhhling! We adore you!

    • JOHNVIDAL January 14, 2017

      What did he say?

  4. DondriA January 13, 2017

    When will Beyonce?

    • RhiRocks January 14, 2017

      Why does everyone compare everyone to Beyoncé ! She really is the the standard for everything! YONCE ALL ON UR MOUTH LIKE Liquor

  5. Mo January 13, 2017

    This n**** bores the f*** outta me

  6. Delroy January 14, 2017

    Thank to streams anything is easy to achieve

  7. JOHNVIDAL January 14, 2017

    I´m surprised at how much people like him. Good for him. I thought he was going have a career more similar to that girl Goodie whatever that made a couple of those type of current cute songs everybody likes to listen to on the radio (the one for Fifty shades of Grey and a couple more, you know who I´m talking about). But looks like he is going to have his second strong era. Congrats.

    • Fancy BISH January 14, 2017

      Ed said he wants to become the biggest artist in the world at a point in his career…so hopefully he has his No Jacket Required moment at some point…and Abel wants it too, Bruno certainly does, Bieber does, and JT certainly does…the artist blocking all their dreams at the moment? ADELE lol…which male do you think will actually achieve a 20-25 million seller, if at all, in your opinion? Are those days over for male solo artists? It’s a short list of male solo artists that have actually done it…Phil Collins, George Michael, Prince, Usher, Lionel Richie, Kenny G, Kenny Rogers, MC Hammer, Garth Brooks, Michael Jackson…that’s about it! The solo females who have achieved a 20-25 million seller…Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey, Shania Twain, Celine Dion, Adele, Alanis Morissette, Tracy Chapman (people sometimes forget how much she slayed the late 80’s, alongside Janet and Whitney), Carole King, Tina Turner, Britney Spears, Lauryn Hill, Janet Jackson, Madonna…I think that’s about it

      • JOHNVIDAL January 15, 2017

        I´m surprised at Ed saying that. I didn´t think he ahd that type of ambition. However, that´s never gonna happen. like I said his singles are going to work as long as they are cute, cause he is likeable. And his album will sell well again for nowadays standars. But taht´s about it. He´s not megastar material. Among all the males you mentioned Bruno has been the most successful no doubt. His current thrid era is being weaker comercially than his first two. But he sold way more than the others with his first two albums and his singles are hits all around the world, and not only one or two. He truly has been the biggest makle of the last 6 years. Abel doesn´t stand a chance. He has barely sold more first week this go around, now it´s his biggest moment to date. And his music doesn´t have that type of universal appeal to last (no comment on his voice lol). Jutin Timberlake continues to be successful. But he´s not gonna become bigger than what he has already been at this point. Bruno has been the it male and somehow continues to be. Adele is on another league, something not seen since Whitney, Mariah and Celine.

  8. mr.m January 14, 2017

    YAAAAAS Ed, b****!! snatch ebel’s wig
    she’s overrated. u deserve her crown

  9. OMG Logic!!! January 14, 2017

    Cute. Call back when he has the #1 and #2 singles on Billboard like Queen Mariah with We Belong Together and Shake It Off. That’s the kind of history I’m looking for.

  10. wWe Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil January 16, 2017

    Nice song

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