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Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape of You’ Breaks Record for Most Weeks in Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10

With its 33rd frame in the top bracket, the smash passes the runs of "Closer" & "How Do I Live."

As reported in this week’s Billboard Hot 100 top 10 recap, Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” breaks the record for the most time spent in the top 10: 33 weeks, dating to the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Here’s an updated look at the longevity leaders, as Sheeran’s former 12-week No. 1, which holds at No. 9 on the new Sept. 9-dated Hot 100, surpasses the 32-week top 10 runs of The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer,” featuring Halsey, and LeAnn Rimes‘ “How Do I Live.”


Most Weeks in Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10
Weeks in Top 10, Title, Artist, Peak Pos./Date
33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, No. 1 (12 weeks), Jan. 28, 2017
32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, No. 1 (12 weeks), Sept. 3, 2016
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, Dec. 13, 1997
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, No. 1 (14 weeks), Jan. 17, 2015
30, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, No. 1 (12 weeks), Oct. 23, 1999
29, “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, No. 1 (six weeks), July 16, 2011
28, “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars, No. 1 (one week), May 13, 2017
28, “Foolish Games”/”You Were Meant for Me,” Jewel, No. 2, April 19, 1997
26, “Truly Madly Deeply,” Savage Garden, No. 1 (two weeks), Jan. 17, 1998

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Notably, “Shape” breaks the record by spending its first 33 weeks on the Hot 100 in the top 10; the song debuted atop the chart dated Jan. 28 and has yet to depart the region.

Also on the list above, “Shape” isn’t the only title that could still extend its time in the top 10 run: Bruno Mars‘ “That’s What I Like” adds a 28th week in the bracket, at No. 8.

In addition to its Hot 100 reign, “Shape” topped the Radio Songs chart for 12 weeks, Digital Song Sales for 10 weeks and Streaming Songs for four frames. It has drawn 813 million on-demand U.S. audio and video streams and sold 2.3 million downloads (through Aug. 24), according to Nielsen Music, while its cumulative radio audio audience reach (through Aug. 27) has surpassed 4.6 billion impressions.


Looking ahead, the next single from Sheeran’s album ÷ (Divide) will be ballad “Perfect,” which is beginning to draw adult pop radio play. Second single “Castle on the Hill” debuted and peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100, the same week that “Shape” entered the chart at No. 1.