Hot 100 Jewels: Zayn and Taylor Swift Up to No. 2
Ed Sheeran spends a fourth nonconsecutive week at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Shape of You.” Zayn and Taylor Swift are on the rise at no. 2.
The big story of the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 4, 2017) is that Ed Sheeran holds onto the no. 1 spot. “Shape of You” has now spent four nonconsecutive weeks at no. 1. Still, Zayn and Taylor Swift deserve some recognition for “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker),” which rises to no. 2. Besides the aforementioned Hot 100 tales, there’s more Billboard Hot 100 news to be dissected.
- Ed Sheeran tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a fourth nonconsecutive week with “Shape of You.” Clearly, Mr. Sheeran knows how to shape a hit… See what we did there? “Castle on the Hill” is also on the rise again (no. 62 to no. 52).
- Zayn and Taylor Swift are a pop match made in heaven. “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” ascends from no. 3 to no. 2 this week.
- Katy Perry, assisted by Skip Marley, makes a big comeback with “Chained to the Rhythm,” which debuts at no. 4.
- Bruno Mars earns another top-10 hit with “That’s What I Like,” which ascends from no. 37 to no. 7 this week.
- Rihanna has a serious case of “Love on the Brain.” The popular single reaches a new peak, rising from no. 13 to no. 8.
- The Weeknd has another hit brewing with the help of Daft Punk once again. “I Feel It Coming” rises from no. 16 to no. 9 this week.
- Lady Gaga sees “Million Reasons” fall 14 spots from no. 4 to no. 18.
- KYLE and Lil Yachty hit the top 20 with up-and-coming hit, “iSpy” (no. 28 to no. 20).
- Julia Michael is on the rise with her “Issues,” which improves six spots from no. 41 to no. 34.
- Maroon 5 doesn’t debut coldly in the least. “Cold” starts respectably at no. 42.
- Up-and-coming Teen R&B artist Khalid breaks into the top 50 as “Location” ascends from no. 52 to no. 44.
- Chris Young upgrades with the help of Vince Gill as “Sober Saturday Night” ascends 19 spots from no. 66 to no. 47.
- Nick Jonas & Nicki Minaj start at no. 54 with “Bom Bidi Bom,” one of the better songs from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack.
- Rae Sremmurd improves 20 spots as “Swang” rises from no. 77 to no. 57.
- DJ Khaled sees “Shining” – a hot new joint featuring Beyoncé and JAY Z – debut at no. 62.
- Imagine Dragons come back to earth as “Believer” slips from no. 43 to no. 66 in its second week on the Billboard Hot 100.
- XXTENTACION move up 21 spots with “Look At Me!” (no. 95 to no. 74).
- Brett Young is on the rise with single “In Case You Didn’t Know” (no. 94 to no. 75).
- Kodak Black debuts at no. 84 with single, “Everything 1K.”
- Kygo & Selena Gomez debut at no. 93 with hot new single, “It Ain’t Me.”