Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber return to a familiar place for both artists on the Billboard charts, with their collaborative single “I Don’t Care” topping the Adult Pop Songs airplay tally dated Aug. 3.
Moving 2-1 in its 12th week on the ranking, it’s Bieber’s first Adult Pop Songs leader since “Love Yourself,” which ruled for five weeks beginning in March 2016 (and was co-penned by — guess who? — Sheeran). “I Don’t Care” marks Bieber’s second Adult Pop Songs No. 1 overall, dating back to his first appearance, “Boyfriend,” in 2012.
Meanwhile, Sheeran’s No. 1 is his fifth on Adult Pop Songs and first since nine-week leader “Perfect” in early 2018.
The rule of “I Don’t Care” on Adult Pop Songs comes concurrent with its second straight week atop Pop Songs.
“I Don’t Care” also bullets on the all-format Radio Songs chart at its No. 2 peak, below Khalid’s “Talk.”
It’s the lead single from No.6 Collaborations Project, Sheeran’s latest LP, which concurrently spends a second straight week atop the Billboard 200 with 78,000 equivalent album units earned, according to Nielsen Music, giving it 251,000 units earned in its first two weeks of release.
“I Don’t Care” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its May release and drops 3-6 on the Aug. 3-dated list.