Ed Sheeran’scomeback powers on this week, with the singer on track to set a new record on the Official Singles Chart.
Ed’s two brand new tracks Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill are leading the way at Numbers 1 and 2 respectively on today’s Official Chart Update. Both tracks have already surpassed the 100,000 mark each, together amassing over 215,000 combined chart sales across download and streaming services since they were released three days ago, outperforming the rest of the Top 20 combined. Both singles are also already well on their way to 4 million streams apiece at the halfway point of the week.
Should both remain at the top on Friday’s final chart placings, then Ed will set a new Official Chart record as the first artist to enter the Official Singles Chart at Number 1 and Number 2 with two new tracks.
Ed’s new singles are all-but-certain to dethrone Clean Bandit, who after nine weeks in pole position with Rockabye slip to Number 4 on today’s update.
New entries and high climbers
Three songs are on track to enter this week’s Top 10 for the first time: September Song by rising British star JP Cooper jumps nine places to 7, Call On Me by Australian singer-songwrtier Starley shoots 18 spots to 8, and Jax Jones & Raye’s You Don’t Know Me vaults 24 to Number 9.
Further down, British electronic music duo Snakehips are set to earn their third hit single this week with Don’t Leave ft. MØ (23), and two songs could be entering the Top 40 for the first time this Friday: Sean Paul’s No Lie ft. Dua Lipa is up 13 places to 31, and Shed A Light by Robin Schulz ft. David Guetta & Cheat Codes jumps from 48 to 34.
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