Ed Sheeran Stays #1 At Hot AC Radio; Bruno Mars, James Arthur, Lady Gaga Reach Top 5

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” spends an eighth week atop the hot adult contemporary airplay chart, while songs by Bruno, James and Gaga reach the Top 5.

Ed Sheeran at iHeartRadio Music Awards [Andrew Swarz/iHeart]

There is some notable movement in the Top 5 of this week’s Mediabase hot adult contemporary airplay chart.

That movement does not, however, concern the #1 and #2 positions.

Marking its eighth week on top, Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” retains #1. It received ~7,533 spins during the April 9-15 tracking week.

While the count trails last week’s mark by 82 plays, it keeps Sheeran’s smash more than 2000 spins ahead of its closest competition.

Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy,” again the #2 song, received ~5,521 tracking week spins (+191).

The change begins at #3. Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like,” which was #8 last week, earns that spot this week. It garnered ~5,105 spins during the official tracking period (+500).

Up three places, James Arthur’s “Say You Won’t Let Go” makes its first Top 5 appearance at #4. It posted a tracking period spin count of ~5,046 (+336).

Credited with ~4,968 plays (+115), Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” ticks up one spot to #5.

Written by Brian Cantor

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