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Ed Sheeran Leads Hot 100 for Eighth Week, KYLE Hits Top 10
Sheeran's "Shape of You" continues to reign, while KYLE's "iSpy," featuring Lil Yachty, becomes the former's first top 10.
As on every Monday, let's all do some spying on the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, March 21.
As it continues to rule the Hot 100, Sheeran's "Shape," released on Atlantic Records, also logs an eighth week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart (104,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 16, according to Nielsen Music), as well as a sixth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (165 million in audience, up 3 percent, in the week ending March 19). It leads Streaming Songs for a second frame (47.8 million U.S. streams, down 6 percent, in the week ending March 16) and the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs survey for a fourth week (21.1 million on-demand clicks, down 14 percent).
As previously reported, Sheeran's LP, ÷ (Divide), featuring "Shape," spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, with 180,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending March 16.
Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" hits a new peak on the Hot 100, rising 3-2 as it continues to build momentum after its official video arrived March 1. The track jumps 7-4 on Streaming Songs (27 million) and 7-5 on Radio Songs (87 million, up 17 percent), while dipping 2-3 on Digital Song Sales (78,000, down 18 percent).
Notably, with Sheeran's "Shape" and Mars' "Like" at Nos. 1 and 2 simultaneously, Atlantic Records boasts the Hot 100's top two titles for the first time since Feb. 19, 2011, and that chart also featured Mars at No. 2: that week, Wiz Khalifa's "Black and Yellow" (on Atlantic/RRP) bounded 4-1, dethroning Mars' "Grenade" after four weeks at No. 1.
Until this week, no label had doubled up at Nos. 1 and 2 since Feb. 13, 2016, when Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" and "Sorry," on Republic Records, held the top two spots, respectively.
Meanwhile, "Like" logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, while becoming Mars' first No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Of his prior entries on the latter list, he'd reached a high of No. 3 with "24K Magic" in December.
Zayn and Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100 after hitting No. 2, gaining by 56 percent to 58,000 downloads sold, boosted by a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, The Weeknd's "I Feel It Coming," featuring Daft Punk, blasts to a new high (12-5), besting its prior No. 9 peak. The Weeknd achieves his fifth top five Hot 100 hit, and Daft Punk its third (and second as featured on a track by The Weeknd; prior single "Starboy" topped the Jan. 7 chart). "Feel" keeps at No. 4 on Radio Songs (97 million, up 3 percent) and flies 24-8 on Digital Songs Sales (55,000, up 78 percent) and 49-20 on Streaming Songs (14.8 million, up 46 percent), sparked by both the premiere of its official video on March 9 and an iTunes discount to 69 cents.
Kodak Black's first Hot 100 top 10, "Tunnel Vision," bullets for a second week at its No. 6 high and Rihanna's "Love on the Brain" retreats 5-7. A week ago, the ballad became Rihanna's 22nd top five hit, breaking her out of a fifth-place tie with Elvis Presley (21); the only artists with more top five Hot 100 hits than Rihanna: The Beatles (29), Madonna (28), Mariah Carey (26) and Janet Jackson (24).
The Chainsmokers chart two songs in the Hot 100's top 10: "Something Just Like This," with Coldplay, rebounds 11-8 after reaching No. 5, while leading the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a second (nonconsecutive) week, and "Paris" descends from No. 7 to No. 9 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 6.
The Chainsmokers have now spent 46 consecutive weeks in the Hot 100's top 10, dating to May 21, 2016 (and encompassing four top 10s). The duo ties Rihanna for the fourth-longest top 10 streak all-time and is within two weeks of matching Ace of Base's record for a duo or group. Here's an update among all acts:
69 weeks in the Hot 100's top 10, Katy Perry, 2010-11
51 weeks, Drake, 2015-16
48 weeks, Ace of Base, 1993-94
46 weeks, The Chainsmokers, 2016-17
46 weeks, Rihanna, 2010-11
45 weeks, The Weeknd, 2015
(Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers' former 12-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Closer," featuring Halsey, departs the top 10 after 32 weeks in the region, remaining tied for the most top 10 weeks in the chart's history with LeAnn Rimes' 1997-98 smash "How Do I Live." Having spent all of its 32 weeks in the top 10 from its debut at No. 9 on Aug. 20, "Closer" also wraps its record for the most frames that a song has spent in the top tier from a debut week.)
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Los Angeles-area rapper KYLE leaps to his first top 10, as "iSpy," featuring Lil Yachty, surges 14-10 following the March 6 arrival of its official lyric video. The single backtracks 4-5 on Streaming Songs, but with a 9 percent gain to 24 million, and jumps 21-16 on Digital Song Sales (33,000, essentially even week-over-week), while adding 26 million (up 21 percent) in airplay audience.
Lil Yachty earns his second Hot 100 top 10; he hit No. 5 in November as featured on D.R.A.M.'s "Broccoli."
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (March 21), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The Hot 100 and other charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (March 24).