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31 July 2021

Ed Sheeran’s ‘Bad Habits’ Hits Fifth Consecutive Week At No. 1

Ed Sheeran Fifth Consecutive Week No 1
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Ed Sheeran‘s ‘Bad Habits’ has hit its fifth consecutive week atop the UK charts and is now the biggest song of 2021 so far on The Official Big Top 40.

Indeed, ‘Bad Habits’ has racked up more weeks at Number 1 than any other song so far this year. Sheeran’s latest single debuted at Number 1 two days after its release in June and has stayed there ever since.

This week, Sheeran celebrated his fifth consecutive week at the top of the UK’s biggest chart show – with no sign of slowing. The singer is now the most successful artist in UK chart history with a total of 12 Number 1s, more than any other artist.

Sheeran can also claim the biggest song in the world, as the English singer-songwriter’s ‘Bad Habits’ spent its first week at No. 1 on the Billboard Global 200 chart and rebounds for a third week atop the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. tally.

Billboard’s two global charts (the latest of which are dated July 31) began last September and rank songs based on streaming and sales activity culled from more than 200 territories around the world, as compiled by MRC Data. The Billboard Global 200 is inclusive of worldwide data and the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart comprises data from territories excluding the U.S.

However, despite ‘Bad Habits’ domination in the UK charts, Dave has also had a blockbuster opening week for his new album, We’re All Alone In This Together.

The UK rap star’s second LP had easily the biggest opening of 2021 so far after racking up 74,191 sales, according to the Official Charts Company. Olivia Rodrigo’s Sour was previously the album with the biggest seven-day total this year (50,942). We’re All Alone In This Together secured the biggest week one sale since November 2019 when Coldplay’s Everyday Life (Parlophone) opened with 80,974.

Among hip-hop/rap albums, We’re All Alone In This Together had the biggest opening week since Tinie Tempah’s debut Disc-Overy in October 2010.

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