Sheeran blasts from No. 29 to No. 1 as he launches at Nos. 1 and 6 on the Hot 100 with 'Shape of You' & 'Castle on the Hill.'
Ed Sheeran is the top musical act in the U.S., vaulting from No. 29 to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Jan. 28). The coronation accompanies his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Shape of You," which debuts at the summit. He also arrives on the Hot 100 at No. 6 with "Castle on the Hill," becoming the first act ever to debut two songs in the top 10 simultaneously in the chart's 58-year history.
The Artist 100 measures artist activity across Billboard's most influential charts, including the Hot 100, Top Album Sales and the Social 50. The Artist 100 (which launched in July 2014) blends data measuring album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.