Global superstar Ed Sheeran is closing 2017 in much the same way as he began the year – at the top of the charts. The British singer-songwriter’s single “Perfect” has gone to #1 this week, making Sheeran the ONLY lead artist with 2 singles to top the Billboard Hot 100 this year. His 7x-Platinum “Shape Of You” debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 back in January, held the top spot for a remarkable 12 weeks, and remained in the top 10 for 33 consecutive weeks, the most ever in the chart’s 59-year history.
“Perfect” is the latest single off of Sheeran’s blockbuster 3rd studio album “÷” (pronounced “divide”), making it the only album of the year to have 2 singles go to #1, not to mention being one of the year’s biggest without any sign of slowing down. After debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest first week sales at the time of its March release, the 2x-Platinum album has remained in the chart’s top 10 for a staggering 36 weeks (including 20 consecutive weeks), and recently returned to the top 5, climbing to #4 this week.
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