On the charts: Week ending 01/13

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/28 issue).

Hot 100
01. (–) Ed Sheeran – “Shape of You”
02. (01) Migos – “Bad and Boujee” ft. Lil Uzi Vert
03. (02) Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane
04. (04) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
05. (03) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
06. (–) Ed Sheeran – “Castle on the Hill”
07. (05) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
08. (08) Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” ft. Kendrick Lamar
09. (06) Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” ft. Nicki Minaj
10. (10) Machine Gun Kelly – “Bad Things” ft. Camila Cabello

Ed Sheeran’s new singles debut in the top 10 this week, with “Shape of You” becoming his first ever Hot 100 #1. The song sold 240,000 downloads, an impressive showing, and was streamed 20 million times in the first week. He also debuted at #1 in his home country, the UK, with the largest debut week for a song since Adele’s “Hello.”

His other single, “Castle on the Hill,” starts at #6 with 171,000 copies sold and 13 million streams instead. Of the two tracks, only “Shape of You” seems to be the one promoted at radio so far, where it racked up over 57 million impressions.

Billboard 200
01. (01) The Weeknd – Starboy (*3 weeks*)
02. (15) Various Artists – La La Land Soundtrack  
03. (02) Various Artists – Moana Soundtrack
04. (03) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
05. (05) J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
06. (06) Broadway Cast – Hamilton: An American Musical
07. (04) Drake – VIEWS
08. (–) Dropkick Murphys – Short Stories of Pain & Glory
09. (14) Post Malone – Stoney
10. (22) Chris Stapleton – Traveller

The Weeknd holds at #1 but his album is still not the top seller this week. The La La Land Soundtrack, boosted by the Golden Globes, shifted a little under 30,000 copies and is the #1 in pure album sales.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Rae Sreemmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*9 weeks*)
02. (02) Drake – “Fake Love”
03. (06) Migos – “Bad And Boujee” ft. Lil Uzi Vert
04. (04) Amine – “Caroline”
05. (03) PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Come And See Me” ft. Drake
06. (05) DJ Luke Nasty – “OTW”
07. (13) Big Sean – “Bounce Back”
08. (08) Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
09. (11) Rihanna – “Sex With Me”
10. (09) Lil Uzi Vert – “You Was Right”

Migos advance to the top 3 and look about ready to overtake “Black Beatles.”

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