Billboard Hot 100: Ed Sheeran spends 8th week at number-one, but Bruno Mars is closing in on him

Ed Sheeran spends yet another week on top of the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. On the chart dated April 1 his song “Shape of You” notches its eighth week at number-one. This week it has the highest digital sales, it’s the most streamed song, and it’s the biggest hit on radio, so it might be difficult to dislodge it from the top spot. But he’ll still need to watch out for Bruno Mars, who keeps inching his way up the chart with “That’s What I Like” and this week moves up to the number-two spot. Check out the complete top 10 in the video above.

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There’s movement elsewhere in the top 10. The Weeknd and Daft Punk jump from number-12 to number-five with their collaboration “I Feel it Coming,” which is now the fifth top-five hit for The Weeknd and the third for Daft Punk. The two artists previously topped the charts together with “Starboy” earlier this year on January 7.

There’s another newcomer to the top-10: “iSpy” by KYLE featuring Lil Yachty, which is up to number-10 from number-14 last week. The addition of those two songs means the end of an era for another: “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey is out of the top-10 for the first time since it’s been on the chart. It spent 12 weeks at number-one, a record-breaking 26 weeks in the top five, and a record-tying 32 weeks in the top 10 (LeAnn Rimes‘s “How Do I Live” also spent that long in the top 10).

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But don’t feel too bad for The Chainsmokers. They have two other songs in the top 10 this week: “Something Just Like This” with Coldplay (number-eight) and “Paris” (number-nine). That gives the electronic dance music duo their 46th consecutive week in the top-10, tying Rihanna for fourth place on that all-time list. They’re two weeks shy of Ace of Base, who hold the record for a duo or group (48 weeks), but they’ve got a while to go before the catch the all-time record-holder, Katy Perry, who spent 69 straight weeks in the top-10 from 2010 to 2011.

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