Ed Sheeran and Johnny McDaid #1 on Hot 100 with ‘Shape of You’

Sheeran rockets into the No. 1 slot on the Hot 100 with Shape of You (co-written by Spirit/Polar writer Johnny McDaid). The debut marks Sheeran’s first No. 1 as an artist (his second as a writer), while Shape of You co-writer, Johnny McDaid tallies his first No. 1 as a writer. Sheeran and McDaid also co-penned Sheeran’s 2015 No. 10 hit Photograph . The success of Shape of You was driven heavily by sales as it bows atop the Digital Songs Sales chart with 240,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music. The song has 20 million U.S. streams and 57 million in airplay audience following its first full week of tracking.

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