Ed Sheeran's 'Shape' Returns to No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks, Kygo & Selena Gomez Hit Top 10

Kygo & Selena Gomez, 'It Ain't Me'
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Kygo & Selena Gomez, 'It Ain't Me'

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You” rebounds 3-1 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart (dated April 1) for its fifth overall week leading the list. The song first reigned with its No. 1 debut on Jan. 21 and held for the following week before returning to the summit for its third and fourth leading frames on the charts dated Feb. 18 and 25.

Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks is a weekly ranking of the most shared and/or mentioned songs on Twitter in the U.S., ranked by the volume of shares over a seven-day period (Monday to Sunday).

“Shape” isn’t Sheeran’s only hit for the week, as his “Galway Girl” roars 36-3 after its lyric video premiered on YouTube on March 17. Notably, the video’s release on St. Patrick’s Day complements its lyrics, centered on a girl who “plays the fiddle in an Irish band.” The clip has surged to 7.3 million global views on YouTube through March 22.

The “Girl” move gives Sheeran a fifth top 10 from his current album, ÷, after “Shape,” “Castle on The Hill” (No. 2), “How Would You Feel (Paean)” (No. 1, one week) and “Perfect” (No. 9). ÷, meanwhile, holds at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for a second straight week.

Back on Top Tracks, Kygo and Selena Gomez earn the week’s highest debut as “It Ain’t Me” opens at No. 7, becoming Kygo’s first visit to the top 10 and Gomez’s eighth. The pair’s arrival comes from a one-two punch: Kygo celebrated the song passing 100 million global plays on Spotify on March 12, and he posted a minute-long demonstration of how he crafted “Me” on his social media accounts on March 16. The posts rally his Twitter mentions to 13,000 for the week ending March 19, according to Next Big Sound, up 15 percent.

Plus, Jason Derulo roars to a No. 5 re-entry on Top Tracks with “Swalla,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign. It’s Derulo’s highest-charting song on Top Tracks as a lead act since the chart began in 2014. The “Swalla” surge stems from its candy-coated and colorful music video premiere on March 17 -- the clip has reached 10.1 million worldwide views on YouTube.

Also, U.K. rapper Stormzy grabs his first top 10 on Top Tracks with a No. 9 entrance for “Cold” after its March 12 music video release. The clip parallels his journey to success with images of kids as doctors and politicians, and has collected more than 1 million global views on YouTube through March 22. “Cold” features on Stormzy’s album Gang Signs & Prayer, which debuted at No. 1 on the U.K.’s Official Albums chart.


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