Ed Sheeran replaces himself at Number 1 as Shivers becomes his eighth Irish chart topper

Drake and Kanye West also claim new entries on this week's Official Irish Singles Chart.

Ed Sheeran has replaced himself at Number 1 as Shivers overthrows Bad Habits to become the British megastar’s eighth chart topper on the Official Irish Singles Chart.

Shivers, the second single from Ed’s upcoming album =, disposes of its predecessor which falls to Number 6 after 11 weeks at Number 1.

This is the third time in Ed’s career that one of his songs has replaced another at the top of the charts. Following the release of his ÷ album in 2017, Galway Girl replaced Shape Of You at Number 1, before Shape of You reclaimed the top spot two weeks later.

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Advancing five places to a new peak of Number 2 is OUT OUT by Joel Corry & Jax Jones ft. Charli XCX & Saweetie, Joel’s fifth consecutive Top 3 single.

Also reaching new peaks this week are Lil Nas X & Jack Harlow’s Industry Baby at 3, Woman by Doja Cat at 12, Elton John & Dua Lipa’s Cold Heart (Pnau Remix) at 14, and The Anxiety’s Meet Me At Out Spot at 19.

Way 2 Sexy ft. Young Thug & Future gives Drake a 53rd Irish Top 50 single (15) while British rapper Central Cee makes a Top 20 debut with Obsessed With You (20).

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English rising star Mimi Webb claims her third consecutive chart hit with 24/5 at Number 28, Dave’s Top 10 hit Verdansk returns to the chart at Number 33 following the release of its music video, and Kanye West picks up a new entry with Moon at Number 36.

Nigerian afrobeats artist CKay makes his Official Irish Chart debut with Love Nwantiti (Ah Ah Ah) – first released in August 2019 - at 32 after going viral on TikTok, and finally, 21-year-old Justus Bennett is also gaining traction on the social platform with Bad Day, which enters the Top 50 at 45.

See the full Official Irish Singles Chart Top 50

Listen to The Official Chart with Bláthnaid Treacy at 7pm every Friday on RTÉ 2FM.

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