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Ed Sheeran Returns to No. 1 on Billboard Artist 100 for 10th Total Week

Ed Sheeran
Greg Williams

Ed Sheeran

Call it a "Perfect" 10, as his current hit helps him reach a milestone.

Ed Sheeran returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart (dated Feb. 24) for a 10th total week on top, as his former Billboard Hot 100 leader "Perfect" spends its seventh week atop the Radio Songs chart. The song also becomes Sheeran's third No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart.

The Artist 100, which launched in July 2014, measures artist activity across key metrics of music consumption, blending album and track sales, radio airplay, streaming and social media fan interaction to provide a weekly multi-dimensional ranking of artist popularity.

"Perfect" holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a fifth straight week after spending six frames at No. 1. Meanwhile, Sheeran's former 12-week Hot 100 No. 1 remains on the chart, at No. 24, in its 58th week. Digital song sales and radio airplay tie for the greatest share of his Artist 100 points (28 percent each), followed by streaming (21 percent).

Sheeran ties Adele for the fifth-most weeks spent at No. 1 on the Artist 100. Taylor Swift holds the record with 36 total weeks in the lead.

Most Weeks at No. 1 on the Artist 100
36, Taylor Swift
25, Drake
14, The Weeknd
11, Justin Bieber
10, Adele
10, Ed Sheeran

Rounding out the chart’s top five, Justin Timberlake dips to No. 2 following his first week at No. 1, Drake rises 4-3, Kendrick Lamar lifts 6-4 and Bruno Mars drops 3-5.

Among other Artist 100 moves, BlocBoy JB earns the highest debut of the week at No. 42, as his debut single "Look Alive," featuring Drake, opens at No. 6 on the Hot 100. The launch inducts the rapper into an elite class of artists that have debuted their first Hot 100 entries in the top 10.

Check out this week's full Artist 100 here.