Ed Sheeran dominates the Official Singles Chart this week following a big performance at this week’s BRIT Awards of his latest singles Shape Of You and Castle On The Hill.
Shape Of You continues to lead the way on the Top 40, logging a seventh week at Number 1 with 7.37 million streams and 34,000 downloads sold.
Meanwhile, How Would You Feel (Paean) – a track lifted from his upcoming album ÷ (Divide) – is a new entry at 2, and Castle On The Hill is at 4. The Top 5 singles takeover comes ahead of the release of his third album next week, on Friday, March 3.
New entries and high climbers
Elsewhere, Katy Perry’s Chained To The Rhythm gets a boost from her BRITs performance, climbing two spots to 5, while Kygo and Selena Gomez’s brand new collaboration It Ain’t Me opens at Number 9. The entry is Kygo’s second UK Top 10 single and Selena’s third.
Elsewhere, Take That finish at Number 13 with their new single Giants but are this week’s biggest physical seller, shifting 12,000 CDs of the track this week.
Anne-Marie’s Ciao Adios vaults 19 places to 21 this week, and The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s brand new track Something Just Like This – unveiled and released during Wednesday’s BRITs – enters at 30 after less than 48 hours on sale.
Finally, Maroon 5 earn their 19th Top 40 single with Cold ft. Future at 32, and Danish DJ Martin Jensen breaks into this week’s Top 40 with Solo Dance at Number 40 five weeks after its release.
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