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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Ed Sheeran Adds Latest Entry as Writer With Debut of Tim McGraw & Faith Hill’s ‘The Rest of Our Life’

In addition to his own hits, Sheeran continues to pad his resume as a writer for other acts.

As previously reported, Post Malone‘s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Dec. 9) for a seventh week, aided by the Nov. 21 arrival of its official video.

Plus, late rapper Lil Peep makes his Hot 100 debut with “Awful Things” at No. 79 and Taylor Swift scores her milestone 75th entry on the chart, as “End Game,” featuring Ed Sheeran and Future, enters at No. 86. With the debut, Swift ties late legend Ray Charles for the 10th-most visits in the history of the Hot 100, which began on Aug. 4, 1958.


Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?

“Wolves,” Selena Gomez X Marshmello
At the American Music Awards Nov. 19, Gomez made her first live performance since her kidney transplant over the summer, performing “Wolves” (with Marshmello on drums). The song subsequently soars 51-20 on the Hot 100. Also propelled by the Nov. 18 debut of its official video, it charges by 194 percent to 35,000 sold and 46 percent to 16.5 million streams, according to Nielsen Music.

Marshmello makes his first trip to the Hot 100’s top 20, while Gomez earns her 11th appearance, and first since “Bad Liar” reached No. 20 in July.

“Beautiful Trauma,” P!nk
P!nk adds her second Hot 100 entry from her latest album, as the title track debuts at No. 95 after she performed it mid-air on the AMAs. The track bounds by 615 percent to 14,000 sold and 417 percent to 3.5 million U.S. streams. The new LP’s lead single, “What About Us,” reached No. 13 on the Nov. 4 Hot 100.

“The Rest of Our Life,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill
As Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s album of the same name debuts at No. 1 on Top Country Albums and No. 2 on the Billboard 200, the title cut enters the Hot 100 at No. 98. The married superstars chart their sixth Hot 100 hit together, with their first, 1997’s “It’s Your Love,” their highest-peaking (No. 7).

A closer look at the new song’s credits reveals Ed Sheeran as a co-writer. Sheeran notches his sixth charted Hot 100 song as a writer on which he’s not credited as an artist (three of which have the top 10, including one No. 1):

“Little Things,” One Direction, No. 33, 2013
“18,” One Direction, No. 87, 2014
“Love Yourself,” Justin Bieber, No. 1 (two weeks), 2016
“Cold Water,” Major Lazer feat. Justin Bieber & MO, No. 2, 2016
“Strip That Down,” Liam Payne feat. Quavo, No. 10, 2017
“The Rest of Our Life,” Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, No. 98 (to date), 2017

McGraw and Hill’s duet also debuts at No. 18 on Hot Country Songs, marking Sheeran’s first charted song as a writer on the genre ranking.


In addition to Sheeran’s Hot 100 debut as featured on Swift’s “End Game,” his own “Perfect” enters the top five (7-5). Following the Thursday night (Nov. 30) arrival of its duet version with Beyonce, it should gain on the Hot 100 dated Dec. 23 (covering the sales and streaming week ending Dec. 7).