Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph” Set to Claim #1 at Hot AC Radio

Thanks to “Photograph,” Ed Sheeran will score a second straight #1 at hot adult contemporary radio.

The singer-songwriter’s fourth “x” single is on track to convincingly top this weekend’s edition of the Mediabase Hot AC airplay chart. Sheeran most recently hit #1 with smash single “Thinking Out Loud.”

“Photograph” received 5,746 plays over the first six days of the August 23-29 tracking week. Up 5.5% from last week, the count gives “Photograph” an advantage over Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” (5,591, -4.1%) on Mediabase’s building airplay chart.

“Photograph” will retain that advantage as the tracking week comes to a close on Saturday.

“Fight Song,” which reigned for four straight weeks, will slip to #2 on the official chart.

Measuring airplay from August 23-29, the official chart is due Sunday evening.

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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