Ed Sheeran and Ariana Grande hit some impressive new chart milestones this week with charts ending Oct. 6. Per Billboard, Grande notches her ninth Radio Songs Top 10 hit with “God Is a Woman,” and Sheeran’s ballad “Perfect” reaches its 57th week on the Hot 100.
These chart feats are significant because Grande’s Radio Songs achievement gives her the most Top 10s on that chart among female artists, overtaking Taylor Swift’s former lead of eight and Rihanna’s total of seven. Plus, Grande notably falls just under Drake’s dominating lead with 10 Top 10s on the chart, and also ties Justin Bieber in the second-place ranking.
The highest ranking Grande has hit on the chart is No. 2 with “Problem” feat. Iggy Azalea (July 5, 2014) and several No. 3 hits with “Love Me Harder” feat. The Weeknd (Jan. 17, 2015), “Side to Side” feat. Nicki Minaj (Dec. 31, 2016) and “No Tears Left to Cry” (July 14, 2018).
Meanwhile, Sheeran’s “Perfect,” which formerly topped the Hot 100 for six weeks, has become the 25th single in the Hot 100’s 60-year history to spend 57 weeks or more on the chart. Plus, Sheeran is the only artist who has three singles featured in the list of 25 songs. Divide’s record-breaking lead single “Shape of You” spent 12 weeks atop the Hot 100 chart and to date, has spent 59 weeks on the chart. His Grammy-winning ballad from Multiply, “Thinking Out Loud,” has spent 58 weeks on the chart, peaking at No. 2 on Jan. 31, 2015.
Imagine Dragons holds the longest Hot 100 chart residence with a massive 87 weeks logged on the chart for “Radioactive,” which peaked at No. 3 back on July 6, 2013. Imagine Dragons claims a second space on the list with “Demons” charting on the Hot 100 for 61 weeks, peaking at No. 6 on Dec. 7, 2013.
Grande and Sheeran’s most recent albums, Sweetener and Divide, debuted atop the Billboard 200 chart. Sheeran’s touring to support Divide into 2019 including a three-night stop at Ipswich Chantry Park in his hometown of Suffolk, England on Aug. 23 (Tickets), Aug. 24 (Tickets) and Aug. 24 (Tickets).