Chart Highlights: 'Loud' & Proud, Ed Sheeran Tops All Three Pop, Adult Airplay Charts

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images
Ed Sheeran performs on stage during the BRIT Awards 2015 at The O2 Arena on February 25, 2015 in London, England. 

His smash ballad is one of just four singles ever to lead Pop Songs, Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary simultaneously. Plus, new No. 1s for Pitbull, Ne-Yo, Nicki Minaj, Jason Aldean & more.

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. (All charts below are based on radio airplay except for Dance Club Songs, which is based on reports submitted by a panel of DJs.) Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on Billboard.com and Billboardbiz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran scores his first No. 1 on both Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary with "Thinking Out Loud." The ballad also returns for a fourth week at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, making for a notable honor: it's just the fourth song in the nearly 20 years that the three charts have coexisted to have crowned all the lists concurrently. The other such multiformat smashes? Celine Dion's "Because You Loved Me," for five weeks in 1996; Adele's "Rolling in the Deep," for two weeks in 2011; and Sam Smith's "Stay With Me," the week of Sept. 6, 2014.

Greatest Gainer No. 3 "Style" Taylor Swift
Debut No. 38 "Trouble" Iggy Azalea Featuring Jennifer Hudson
Debut No. 39 "Worth It" Fifth Harmony Featuring Kid Ink
Debut No. 40 "Wrapped Up" Olly Murs Featuring Travie McCoy


Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Debut No. 30 "I Bet My Life" Imagine Dragons


Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Style" Taylor Swift
Debut No. 32 "Nothing Without Love" Nate Ruess
Debut No. 38 "Earned It (Fifty Shades Of Grey)" The Weeknd
Debut No. 40 "Fight Song" Rachel Platten


Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Something New" Axwell & Ingrosso
Greatest Gainer No. 5 "Elastic Heart" Sia
Debut No. 38 "Biscuit" Ivy Levan
Debut No. 42 "Heartbeat Song" Kelly Clarkson
Debut No. 46 "S.A.X." Laidback Luke & Tujamo
Debut No. 48 "Intoxicated" Martin Solveig & GTA
Debut No. 49 "Take Care Of My Heart" Eddie Amador & Ultra Nate


Dance/Mix Show Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Outside" Calvin Harris Featuring Ellie Goulding
Greatest Gainer No. 8 "I Want You To Know" Zedd Featuring Selena Gomez
Debut No. 27 "One Last Time" Ariana Grande
Debut No. 32 "Truffle Butter" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Debut No. 33 "Cool" Alesso Featuring Roy English
Debut No. 35 "The Night" 3LAU & Nom De Strip Featuring Estelle


Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Time Of Our Lives" Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Greatest Gainer No. 5 "Somebody" Natalie La Rose Featuring Jeremih
Debut No. 33 "All Day" Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
Debut No. 34 "Trap Queen" Fetty Wap
Debut No. 37 "Schemin' Up" OB OBrien Featuring Drake & P. Reign
Debut No. 38 "Worth It" Fifth Harmony Featuring Kid Ink
Debut No. 39 "I Bet" Ciara
Debut No. 40 "I Want You To Know" Zedd Featuring Selena Gomez


R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Truffle Butter" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 29 "All Day" Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
Debut No. 33 "The Matrimony" Wale Featuring Usher
Debut No. 49 "Doubt" Mary J. Blige
Debut No. 50 "Tell Em Lies" Rich Gang Featuring Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan


Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Nobody" Kem
Greatest Gainer "Doubt" Mary J. Blige
Debut No. 27 "Sandwich And A Soda" Tamia
Debut No. 29 "Pretty Is" Lyfe Jennings


Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Truffle Butter" Nicki Minaj Featuring Drake & Lil Wayne
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 14 "All Day" Kanye West Featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom & Paul McCartney
Debut No. 20 "The Matrimony" Wale Featuring Usher


Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Shut Up And Dance" WALK THE MOON
Greatest Gainer No. 4 "Congregation" Foo Fighters
Debut No. 46 "Sorry" Meg Myers
Debut No. 47 "Flashed Junk Mind" Milky Chance
Debut No. 49 "Drown" Bring Me The Horizon
Debut No. 50 "Heavy Is The Head" Zac Brown Band Featuring Chris Cornell


Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Shut Up And Dance" WALK THE MOON
Debut No. 36 "Uma Thurman" Fall Out Boy
Debut No. 40 "Contagious" Night Riots
Greatest Gainer    "Sorry" Meg Myers


Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Lampshades On Fire" Modest Mouse
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 19 "Big Decisions" My Morning Jacket
Debut No. 26 "Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran
Debut No. 29 "Coming Home" Leon Bridges
Debut No. 30 "Under The Pressure" The War On Drugs


Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Face Everything And Rise" Papa Roach
Greatest Gainer No. 6 "Coming For You" The Offspring
Debut No. 37 "Heavy Is The Head" Zac Brown Band Featuring Chris Cornell
Debut No. 39 "Cold Blood" Apocalyptica
Debut No. 40 "Karma" Charm City Devils

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Just Gettin' Started" Jason Aldean
Jason Aldean tallies his fourth consecutive, and 13th total, No. 1 on Country Airplay , as "Just Gettin' Started" ascends 3-1. The track is the second single, and second No. 1, from Aldean's Old Boots, New Dirt, following "Burnin' It Down." The set became his fourth No. 1 on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart when it launched at the summit on Oct. 25, 2014. It's sold 860,000 to date, according to Nielsen Music.

Greatest Gainer No. 26 "Sippin' On Fire" Florida Georgia Line
Debut No. 56 "Biscuits" Kacey Musgraves
Debut No. 57 "Games" Luke Bryan
Debut No. 60 "Doin' Country Right" David Fanning


Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Come As You Are" Crowder
Greatest Gainer No. 14 "Drops In The Ocean" Hawk Nelson
Debut No. 31 "Even So Come" Passion Featuring Kristian Stanfill
Debut No. 43 "Through All Of It" Colton Dixon
Debut No. 45 "Diamonds" Manafest Featuring Trevor McNevan
Debut No. 48 "Burn Bright (You Were Made To Shine)" Natalie Grant
Debut No. 49 "Something Beautiful" Anthony Evans


Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Fill Me Up" Casey J
Greatest Gainer No. 17 "Same God" Richard Smallwood
Debut No. 26 "Everything Coming Up Jesus" Livre
Debut No. 30 "More Love" Erica Campbell


Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer No. 1 "Piensas (Dile La Verdad)" Pitbull Featuring Gente de Zona
Debut No. 39 "Time Of Our Lives" Pitbull & Ne-Yo
Debut No. 42 "Un Zombie A La Intemperie" Alejandro Sanz
Debut No. 44 "Bonito y Bello" La Septima Banda


Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)***/Greatest Gainer "Contigo" Calibre 50
Debut No. 32 "Malditas Ganas" El Komander
Debut No. 39 "No Te Creas Tan Importante" El Bebeto


Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Me Vuelvo Un Cobarde" Christian Daniel
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 30 "Un Zombie A La Intemperie" Alejandro Sanz
Debut No. 39 "Love Me Like You Do" Ellie Goulding
Debut No. 40 "Sugar" Maroon 5


Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Solita" Prince Royce
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 10 "Agua Bendita" Victor Manuelle
Debut No. 29 "Fanatica Sensual" Plan B
Debut No. 39 "La Rosa" Jorge Villamizar