Ed Sheeran takes top two chart positions – BBC News

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Image caption Sheeran is due to release his third album, , on 6 March

Ed Sheeran’s new singles Shape of You and Castle On The Hill have entered the UK singles chart at number one and number two respectively.

The Official Charts Company says it is the first time in history an artist has taken the top two chart positions with brand new songs.

The singer said he was “incredibly chuffed” by the success.

“Both tracks mean a huge amount to me so it really is amazing to see them go to the top of the chart together.”

Top five singles
Artist Title
1) Ed Sheeran Shape Of You
2) Ed Sheeran Castle On The Hill
3) Rag N Bone Man Human
4) Clean Bandit ft Anne Marie and Sean Paul Rockabye
5) Little Mix Touch

Source: Official Charts Company

Sheeran’s comeback follows a “gap year” where he removed himself from social media, making space to write his third album, (Divide).

Fans were clearly hungry for new material, as the star set several streaming records over the course of the week.

Shape Of You‘s bouncy, uptempo pop was the bigger hit, notching up 13.4 million streams – smashing the record Drake set last summer, when One Dance was streamed 8.9 million in a single week.

Castle On The Hill, built around a chiming, U2-style guitar riff, also beat Drake’s tally, with 11.07 million streams.

On Spotify, Sheeran also broke a global streaming record held by One Direction, whose single Drag Me Down racked up 4.76m streams in one day in August 2015.

Shape Of You was streamed 6.13 million times when it was released last Friday, increasing to 7.24 million streams on Monday.

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Top five albums
Artist Title
1) Little Mix (pictured) Glory Days
2) Pete Tong Classic House
3) You Me At Six Night People
4) George Michael Ladies and Gentlemen
5) David Bowie Legacy

Source: Official Charts Company

The remarkable performance of his singles ends Clean Bandit’s nine-week run at number one.

Their single, Rockabye, drops to number four, while Rag ‘N’ Bone Man’s Human is at three.

There are also new entries for Sean Paul and Dua Lipa’s No Lie at 28 and Snakehips’ Don’t Leave, featuring Danish singer M, at 33.

In the album chart, Little Mix held on to the top spot for a fifth week with their album Glory Days.

It is now the most successful album by a girl band since the Spice Girls’ Spice spent 15 weeks at number one in 1996.

Meanwhile, David Bowie’s Blackstar made a reappearance in the top 40, exactly a year after his death, while his Legacy compilation jumped from 18 to number five.

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-- | LYRICS |--

The club isn’t the best place to find a lover
So the bar is where I go
Me and my friends at the table doing shots drinking fast and then we talk slow
you come over and start up a conversation with just me and trust me I’ll give it a chance now
Take my hand stop, put van the man on the jukebox and then we start to dance
And now I’m singing like

Girl you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now follow my lead
I may be crazy don’t mind me
Say boy let’s not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now follow my lead
Come come on now follow my lead

I’m in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling too
I’m in love with your body
Last night you were in my room
And now my bed sheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new
I’m in love with your body

Oh I X 4
I’m in love with your body
Oh I X 4
I’m in love with your body
Oh I X 4
I’m in love with your body
Every day discovering something brand new
I’m in love with the shape of you

One week in we let the story begin
We’re going out on our first date
You and me are thrifty
So go all you can eat
Fill up your bag and I fill up a plate
We talk for hours and hours about the sweet and the sour
And how your family’s doing ok
leave and get in a taxi, then kiss in the backseat
Tell the driver make the radio play
and I'm singing like

Girl you know I want your love
Your love was handmade for somebody like me
Come on now follow my lead
I may be crazy, don’t mind me
Say boy let’s not talk too much
Grab on my waist and put that body on me
Come on now follow my lead
Come come on now follow my lead

I’m in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling too
I’m in love with your body
Last night you were in my room
And now my bed sheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new

Well I’m in love with your body
Oh I x 4
I’m in love with your body
Oh I x 4
I’m in love with your body
Oh I X 4
I’m in love with your body
Every day discovering something brand new
I’m in love with the shape of you

Come on be my baby come on X 8

I’m in love with the shape of you
We push and pull like a magnet do
Although my heart is falling too
I’m in love with your body
Last night you were in my room
And now my bed sheets smell like you
Every day discovering something brand new

Well I’m in love with your body
Come on be my baby come on X 6
Every day discovering something brand new
I’m in love with the shape of you


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