10 Hot 100 Takeaways: Ed Sheeran No. 1 For A Third Week

Ed Sheeran, Divide © AtlanticLady Gaga ascends, taking “Million Reasons” to no. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  Ed Sheeran retains the no. 1 spot with “Shape of You.”

Ed Sheeran spends his third nonconsecutive week at no. 1 with “Shape of You.” While that’s a huge story, a bigger one is the ascent of Lady Gaga, who reenters the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 4 with “Million Reasons.” In addition to Sheeran and Gaga, Big Sean, Sam Hunt, and Julia Michaels are among others making big moves on the Hot 100, dated February 25, 2017.



  1. Ed Sheeran retains the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Shape of You.” Meanwhile “Castle on the Hill” loses steam (no. 50 to no. 62).



  1. Lady Gaga re-enters the Hot 100 with “Million Reasons” at a new peak position, no. 4, following her stellar Super Bowl halftime performance. “Bad Romance” reenters at no. 50.


  1. Big Sean breaks through into the top 10 with “Bounce Back,” which ascends from no. 15 to no. 6. The next highest Big Sean track is his collaboration with Eminem, “No Favors,” which debuts at no. 22.



  1. Alessia Cara reaches a new peak with “Scars to Your Beautiful” (no. 10 to no. 8).


  1. Sam Hunt sees “Body Like a Back Road” ascend 17 spots from no. 38 to no. 21.


  1. Marian Hill continues to rise with “Down,” which is up six spots (no. 37 to no. 31).


  1. Bruno Mars is on the rise with “That’s What I Like” (no. 57 to no. 37).



  1. Julia Michaels may have her “Issues,” but they aren’t on the Hot 100. The single rises from no. 64 to no. 41.


  1. Imagine Dragons debut at no. 43 with “Believer.”



  1. R&B newcomer Khalid sees his promo single “Location” on the rise (moves from no. 60 to no. 52).


  1. Zac Brown Band debuts at no. 68 with new single, “My Old Man.”



  1. Starley is on the rise with “Call on Me,” which ascends from no. 82 to no. 72.


  1. Ariana Grande and John Legend debut their duet, “Beauty and the Beast” from the forthcoming film of the same title. “Beauty and the Beast” lands at no. 87.



  1. Mariah Carey debuts a new single, “I Don’t,” with an assist from West Coast rapper YG. “I Don’t” bows at no. 89.


  1. Brett Young debuts at no. 94 with his latest single, “I Case You Didn’t Know.” 

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