Billboard announced that on its Hot 100 singles chart dated March 11, Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” remains on top for the fifth week in a row. Sheeran has been everywhere with his new song in the past month, performing it on “Saturday Night Live” and the Grammy Awards, in addition to a music video that has been viewed 245 million times and counting since it was released on January 30. It’s actually the first number-one single of Sheeran’s career, which bodes well for his new album “÷” which will be released March 3.
Elsewhere on the Billboard chart is another major milestone. The Chainsmokers and Halsey are number-five this week with “Closer,” which has now spent 27 total weeks in the top five. That exceeds the previous record shared by “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars and “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes, both of which spent 25 weeks in the top five. That record-breaking run for “Closer” includes a whopping 12 weeks at number-one, which ties it with several other songs as the 11th longest-running chart-topper in Hot 100 history.
On top of that achievement, another Chainsmokers song, “Paris,” hits a new high, moving up from the number-11 spot to number-six.