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Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” Tops 10th Pop Radio Airplay Chart, Ties Mediabase Record

“Shape Of You” ties “Closer” and “Blurred Lines” for most weeks atop the Mediabase pop chart.

Ed Sheeran’s “Shape Of You” holds off Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” to earn a tenth week atop the Mediabase pop radio airplay chart.

In doing so, it ties the Mediabase-era record (post-summer 2006) also held by The Chainsmokers’ “Closer (featuring Halsey)” and Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines (featuring TI & Pharrell).”

“Shape Of You” and “Blurred Lines,” it should be noted, ruled pop radio for ten consecutive weeks. The “Closer” reign was broken up into stints of 7 weeks and 3 weeks.

“Shape Of You” received 19,047 spins during the April 16-22 tracking week. The tally trails last week’s mark by 287 but keeps Sheeran’s tune narrowly ahead of “That’s What I Like.”

The Bruno Mars song, which holds at #2, received 18,924 tracking week spins (+341).

Played 15,030 times during the tracking week (-138), The Chainsmokers’ “Paris” holds at #3. Clean Bandit’s “Rockabye (featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie),” which received 13,367 spins (+558), again follows at #4.

Up one spot, Kygo x Selena Gomez’ “It Ain’t Me” reaches a new peak of #5. It garnered 13,287 tracking week spins (+1,454).

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