Reuters — British singer Ed Sheeran reigned atop the weekly United States Billboard album and digital tune charts on Monday (March 21), as his newest album garnered sturdy gross sales for a second consecutive week.
Sheeran’s “Divide” generated one other 180,000 models from album and tune gross sales and streaming consumption final week, in accordance to figures from Nielsen SoundScan. The album has topped charts world wide, together with Sheeran’s native Britain.
The Billboard 200 album chart tallies models from album gross sales, tune gross sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming exercise (1,500 streams equal one album).
“Shape of You,” the primary single from “Divide,” offered one other 104,000 models to maintain onto the highest spot of the weekly Digital Songs chart, which measures on-line single gross sales.
The solely new album to crack the highest 10 of the Billboard 200 chart this week was the soundtrack to Disney’s blockbuster live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast” at No. three.
The album options forged renditions of each basic and new songs featured within the musical movie, in addition to variations sung by Celine Dion, Ariana Grande and Josh Groban. The movie opened to a record-breaking $170 million on the North American field workplace this weekend.