The week officially belongs to Ed Sheeran as he tops the most influential Billboard charts following the release of his album Divide. The set was met with enormous success in its opening frame with several songs entering the Hot 100 songs chart and the album debuting at the No. 1 position on Top 200 Albums. Lead single "Shape of You" continues its reign on the Hot 100 for a seventh non-consecutive week.
"Shape of You" also remains at No. 1 for a seventh week on Digital Songs selling 116,000 copies as reflected on the March 14 chart update. The track picks up on Radio Songs slightly by three percent as it spends a fifth week at the top of the overall chart having 160 million impressions in the U.S. After being blocked from the No. 1 spot on Streaming Songs for weeks on end, Sheeran finally crowns the third piece of the Hot 100 formula. "Shape of You" moves from No. 2 to No. 1 with 50.8 million listens increasing by 28 percent. Migos' "Bad and Boujee" took the lead for 10 consecutive weeks and now dips to No. 2. Additionally, "Shape of You" is No. 1 on the on-demand tally for a third week and it's the first time that an act has commanded all five of the charts since The Chainsmokers' "Closer" did so in November 2016.
Along with "Shape of You" leading the Hot 100 tally, the remaining 11 songs from the standard edition are also charting with 10 making their debut thanks to streaming and track downloads which also count towards the Top 200 Albums. "Castle on the Hill" leaps from No. 75 to No. 39 which originally peaked at No. 6 upon its release. "Perfect" enters at No. 37 with "Dive" and "Galway Girl" making their debut at No. 37 and No. 49 respectively. "Happier" comes in at No. 59 with "New Man" at No. 72. Rounding out Ed Sheeran's entries is "Supermarket Flowers" debuting at No. 75, "What Do I Know?" at No. 83, "Eraser" at No. 90, "Heart Don't Break Around Here" at No. 93 and "Barcelona" at No. 96.
"Shape of You" will likely lead for at least another week with strong activity across all the formula charts. Divide may survive a second week though it will see a steep decrease as all albums do.
As reported, Ed Sheeran's Divide debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums with 451,000 total units and 322,000 being in traditional album sales.