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Hottest Pop Songs Of the Week

Hot Pop Songs April 15, 2014

Ed Sheeran's new single is red hot and leads among the week's hottest songs on pop charts.  It is just the first of an oustanding group of rising hit songs.

Reviews Of Hot Pop Songs
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Ed Sheeran Heading Out On Arena Headlining Tour

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Ed Sheeran

On the heels of the release of his hot new single "Sing," Ed Sheeran has announced his first North American headlining arena tour. In the past he has typically performed solo onstage live, but his recent Saturday Night Live appearance included a full band. Ed Sheeran's "Sing" has already soared into the top 30 at mainstream pop radio and has been hanging out in the top 10 on the iTunes chart since its release. The song will receive a strong top 40 debut on the Billboard Hot 100 later this week. "Sing" is already #3 on the Canadian pop singles chart. His next album x is expected in stores June 23, 2014. Check out the concert dates below.

Concert Dates:

  • Aug. 22 - Seattle, WA (Wamu Theater)
  • Aug. 23 - Vancouver, BC (Ambleside Live)
  • Aug. 29 - Las Vegas, NV (The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan)
  • Aug. 30 - Las Vegas, NV (The Chelsea at the Cosmopolitan)
  • Aug. 31 - Glendale, AZ (Jobing.com Arena)
  • Sept. 2 - Kansas City, MO (Sprint Center)
  • Sept. 4 - Cleveland, OH (Wolstein Center)
  • Sept. 8 - Philadelphia, PA (Wells Fargo Center)
  • Sept. 9 - Boston, MA (Xfinity Center)
  • Sept. 11 - Charlotte, NC (Time Warner Cable Arena)
  • Sept. 12 - Atlanta, GA (The Arena at Gwinnett Center)
  • Sept. 13 - Nashville, TN (Bridgestone Arena)
  • Sept. 15 - Minneapolis, MN (Target Center)
  • Sept. 16 - Chicago, IL (Allstate Arena)
  • Sept. 18 - Toronto, ON (Air Canada Centre)

Photo by Cindy Ord / Getty Images

Lana Del Rey's Single "West Coast" Soars In Sales

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Lana Del Rey - West Coast

It looks like Lana Del Rey's star is continuing to rise in the pop music mainstream. Her new single "West Coast" was released just yesterday, and it has already soared to #2 on the iTunes digital sales chart. It remains to be seen whether mainstream pop radio will jump on the "West Coast" bandwagon, but it is almost certain to have a strong opening at alternative radio. Lana Del Rey had two platinum certified top 25 pop hits last year with "Summertime Sadness" climbing all the way to #6 on the Billboard Hot 100. Check out more details on the new song in the review of "West Coast."

Single cover courtesy Interscope

Dance Music Continues To Reign In This Week's UK Pop Music Charts

Tuesday April 15, 2014
Sigma - "Nobody To Love"

It's a ninth straight week of new number ones on the UK pop singles chart, and most of them have been dance records. This week the drum and bass duo soar to the top with "Nobody To Love," a song which originated as a bootleg remix of Kanye West's "Bound 2." Over on the album chart the Kaiser Chiefs continue to rule. Read more about these and other stories in this week's coverage of the UK pop music charts.

Single cover courtesy 3Beat

Ed Sheeran Storming the US Pop Charts With "Sing"

Thursday April 10, 2014
Ed Sheeran - Sing

Ed Sheeran's first US hit "The A Team" took many months to climb into the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, his latest is likely to accomplish the same feat in mere weeks. "Sing," the first single from Ed Sheeran's upcoming sophomore album x is exploding in both sales and pop radio airplay. Just three days after its initial release, the song is sitting comfortably in the top 5 on the iTunes digital sales chart and has already climbed inside the top 50 at mainstream pop radio. There is no doubt its rise is boosted by the presence of Pharrell Williams as producer. However, Ed Sheeran is one of the strongest young male singer-songwriters in pop music today. Read more in the review of his new smash hit single "Sing."

Single cover courtesy Atlantic

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