Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” Stays #1 At Hot AC Radio; ZAYN & Taylor Swift Top 3

Ed Sheeran [Greg Williams | Atlantic Press Photo]

As it earns a third week as pop radio’s #1 song, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” tops a second straight Mediabase hot adult contemporary chart.

The smash “Divide” single retains #1 on the strength of the ~7,214 spins it received during the February 26-March 4 tracking week. The count bests last week’s mark by 185 plays.

Alessia Cara’s “Scars To Your Beautiful” holds at #2 with ~6,679 spins (-212), while ZAYN & Taylor Swift’s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever” rises two spots to #3 on the strength of its ~5,627 plays (+331).

Played ~5,557 times during the tracking week (-234), Adele’s “Water Under The Bridge” holds at #4. Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” drops two spots to #5 with ~5,004 (-849).

Written by Brian Cantor

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