Ed Sheeran Fights Off 'Beast' to Remain Number One

Montreal electro-pop singer Geoffroy launches his debut album at Space A

Montreal electro-pop singer Geoffroy launches his debut album at Space A

LOS ANGELES British singer Ed Sheeran reigned atop the weekly U.S. Billboard album and digital song charts on Monday, as his latest album garnered strong sales for a second consecutive week.

The hit record earned 180,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 16, according to Billboard. Divide also became the first album since the Suicide Squad soundtrack back in August 2016 to spent its first two weeks of availability in the top spot, Billboard reports.

"Shape of You", the first single from "Divide", sold another 104,000 units to hold onto the top spot of the weekly Digital Songs chart, which measures online single sales.

Meanwhile, the new Beauty and the Beast soundtrack came in at No. 3 with 57,000 units, 48,000 of which were in traditional album sales. The album features the movie's cast, as well as Celine Dion, Josh Groban, Ariana Grande and John Legend.

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