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

Published: Tuesday 21st Mar 2017 by Rashad

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.

Until we find out for sure, tuck in below to read this week’s refreshed TGJ Chart Check:

Hot 100 This Week

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  1. ? + ✈ = ? March 21, 2017

    That song sounds like TLC No Scrubs

  2. Fancy BISH March 21, 2017

    King Abel with the Top 5 yaaaas…is that Nicki at #14? She’ll fall like Humpty Dumpty next week dahhhling lol

    • Queen Of Billboard (Barb) March 21, 2017

      B**** please when was the last time iggy had a top 15 hit?

      • Fancy BISH March 22, 2017

        Funny how you said Top 15 lol #ThatLowHangingFruit

  3. Tori March 21, 2017

    Bruh looking at this makes me want to cry! Look at this s***, is this really Billboard right now? Like…How tho? This streaming s*** is KILLING the music industry. They need to separate this s*** it’s ridiculous looking at this mediocracy.

  4. ? + ✈ = ? March 21, 2017

    I feel it coming needs a video to push it to number 1

    • Fancy BISH March 21, 2017

      It has a video boo boo…it’s good too!

      • ? + ✈ = ? March 21, 2017

        Omg just watched it! I don’t like it he just stans there awkwardly, trying to bust out mj moves and looks chubby. Love the song though ?

  5. OhhNoNotYouAgain March 21, 2017

    I Never Knew How Songs On The Billboard Charts Go Up & Down.How Does A Song On The Billboard Charts Operate? Does It Determine On Sales Or Is It a 7 Man Opinionated Business Like The Grammys?

    • Fancy BISH March 21, 2017

      As of 2017, Billboard Hot 100 chart rankings are based on sales (physical and digital), radio play and online streaming…The formula of the Hot 100 is predominantly made up from sales and airplay. Sales contributes 35-45 percent with airplay adding 30-40 percent and streaming 20-30 percent. The specific numbers of percentage vary from week to week! Sales and streaming tracking runs Friday through Thursday and airplay Monday through Sunday.

      • Casual March 22, 2017

        Billboard recalibrated the formula in January/February, but I never got the new breakdown. They said it was to account for the growing strength of streaming, so my guess is that streaming and sales have probably switched weights by now.

  6. Porsha Williams March 21, 2017

    This song has had no true impact

    • Queen Of Billboard (Barb) March 21, 2017

      Neither does Porshas pussssy.

  7. Rogue Riches March 21, 2017

    I’m not a fan of “shape of you” but that Bruno song is everything

  8. Queen Of Billboard (Barb) March 21, 2017

    Nicki looking iconic and legendary with a top 15 chart entry… Queen of billboard is about to slay that top 10 real soon

    • ?Yellow Diamonds? March 21, 2017

      She’s not.

    • Suzette March 21, 2017

      Maybe a Ed sheeran collab will help Nicki solidify that Record with a #1 hit

      • March 21, 2017

        Nicki is fine.

    • PlayWithMe March 22, 2017

      Even When Nicki Gets A Number One Single, Nicki will Have the Crown for queen Of 73+ Failed Attempys To Reach Num. 1

      • Electrikblue March 22, 2017

        Reeeeaaach. You’ll be happier in life when you stop hating people youndont know

  9. PlayWithMe March 22, 2017

    I Just Heard Shape of You & The Song Is So WHACK!! I Dont Hear Nothin’ That Sounds Like No Scrubs’ So Idk Wht U All Are Tlkn About!

  10. DanYiel Iman March 22, 2017

    Wow didn’t listen to his voice but just heard this song & it sound so good! ❤️✅

  11. Taylor swifts number 1 fan March 22, 2017

    Wow James Arthur climbing the charts, that song is so good:) hope it keeps climbing

  12. 2bad2bme March 22, 2017

    Bruno song is better. He needs to be number 1.

  13. JOHNVIDAL March 22, 2017

    So the so celebrated by some fans who live only through the charts Rihanna´s top5 from last weak was just another forgettable chart move created by a mix of everything minus real big sales, as usual lol and laste done week. Seriously!
    Charts are a joke. And real album sales will always be more respected.

  14. SmNtsWNow at uyoufr best game way tuesidnz March 24, 2017

    Everyone did a good job

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