Luke Bryan is the new leader on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, while Martina McBride earns her first No. 1 in five years on Top Country Albums. Results from the first complete Nielsen SoundScan/BDS tracking week following the April 6 Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS spur noticeable chart gains, led by Bryan.
Pharrell Williams' "Happy" leads the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week. Meanwhile, Ed Sheeran storms onto the chart at No. 15 with "Sing," which Williams co-wrote and co-produced. Upon its bow, Sheeran scores his highest Hot 100 rank yet.
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Kaiser Chiefs’ “Education, Education, Education & War” (Kaiser Chiefs/Fiction/ Universal) started a second week atop the artist album chart in the U.K. Sunday (April 13), while London dance duo Sigma scored an instant No. 1 single with “Nobody To Love” (3 Beat/All Around The World/Universal).