Single Sales: Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” Claims #1 with 314,000

John Mayer, Ed Sheeran (CBS Image)

While Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud” does not rise from its #2 peak on this week’s Billboard Hot 100, it does claim victory on Billboard’s Digital Songs (single sales) chart.

The song, which received high-profile exposure during the Sunday, February 8 Grammy Awards broadcast, moved 314,000 paid downloads during the week following the show. That count bested the prior week’s total by 17%.

Despite not receiving a Grammys showcase, Mark Ronson’s Hot 100 leader “Uptown Funk (featuring Bruno Mars)” was not far behind. The release moved 301,000 copies during the latest tracking week.

“Uptown Funk” is thus the first song since Pharrell’s “Happy” to enjoy seven consecutive 300K+ sales weeks.

Written by Brian Cantor

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