“Sing” Becomes Ed Sheeran’s Biggest Hit, Pharrell Stays Number One

If its reception at Top 40 radio is any indication, Ed Sheeran’s “Sing” could end up booking an extended stay in the upper reaches of Billboard’s Hot 100.

But the song needed only one week to become the best-charting hit of the singer-songwriter’s career.

According to Billboard, the song lands at number fifteen on its weekly Hot 100 chart. Not simply Sheeran’s best debut rank, the position also bests the #16 peak for his previous signature “The a Team.”

Sheeran’s accomplishment is not the only milestone present in the weekly Hot 100.

For the first time in history, the top seven songs in the Hot 100 remain in their exact positions for a third consecutive week.

Those songs, led by Pharrell’s “Happy” in its eighth week at number one, include John Legend’s “All of Me” (2), Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse (featuring Juicy J)” (3), Jason DeRulo’s “Talk Dirty (featuring 2 Chainz)” (4), Idina Menzel’s “Let it Go” (5), Bastille’s “Pompeii” (6) and Lorde’s “Team” (7).

DJ Snake & Lil Jon’s “Turn Down for What” (8), Aloe Blacc’s “The Man” (9) and OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars” (10) fill the remaining top ten positions.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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