10 Hot 100 Takeaways: Clean Bandit and Lorde on the Rise


Ed Sheeran, Divide © AtlanticEd Sheeran remains no. 1 on the Hot 100 with “Shape of You.” Clean Bandit (“Rockabye”) and Lorde (“Green Light”) are on the rise.

Ed Sheeran spends yet another week at no. 1 with “Shape of You.” What’s new, right? The majority of the top 10 is the same, save for the ascent of Clean Bandit. In addition to the success of “Rockabye,” Lorde has her own burgeoning hit with “Green Light,” which rises from no. 100 to no. 19 on the Hot 100. Beyond Sheeran, Clean Bandit, and Lorde, there are other compelling stories from the Billboard Hot 100, dated March 25, 2017.

1. Ed Sheeran. “The Shape of You.” No. 1. Book it. Numerous Sheeran singles impact the Billboard Hot 100, including “Perfect” (no. 37), “Castle on the Hill” (ascends no. 75 to no. 39), and “Dive” (no. 49).

2. Bruno Mars is on the hunt for a no. 1 single. “That’s What I Like” ascends from no. 4 to no. 3 this week.

3. Clean Bandit, assisted by Sean Paul and Anne-Marie, sees “Rockabye” ascend from no. 24 to no. 9. Wow!

4. Lorde brings “Green Light” to no. 19 after debuting at no. 100 last week. What a jump!

5. There’s nothing “Cold” about the Maroon 5 single featuring Future. “Cold” ascends from no. 32 to no. 20 this week.

6. Future sees “Mask Off” pick up steam from no. 46 to no. 32.

7. Khalid earns his highest peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 yet. “Location” jumps from no. 51 to no. 38.

8. Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” is on the rise (no. 59 to no. 41).

9. Noah Cyrus and Labrinth breakthrough into the top-50. “Make Me (Cry)” rises from no. 56 to no. 46.

10. Talk about taking a “Slide,” that’s just what Calvin Harris, assisted by Frank Ocean and Migos, does. “Slide” dips from no. 34 to no. 52.

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