Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa And The Greatest Showman Top Apple Music 2018 List in Asia

Drake? Post Malone? Cardi B? Sorry folks, but Asia is still enamoured with one Ed Sheeran and the love songs he brings along.

Sure, you can say they’re corny, cliched, trite and overdone, but evidently, love songs aren’t going away yet — especially not since we have the wonderfully angelic vocals of one Ed Sheeran, who’s melting our hearts and working our tear ducts.

And this year, two of his works have made top three in Apple’s Regional Top 100 Songs, with Shape of You — the catchy pop number — coming in at number 3, and Perfect — his heartstring-tugging, soulful ballad — coming in first. For all the rampant popularity of songs about sex, drugs and violence, it looks like there’s something about love, hope and other things soft and gooey that still get to us every time.

While Ed Sheeran has also topped Apple’s Regional Top 100 Albums charts, with + (Deluxe), he’s joined by the incredibly inspiring soundtrack of The Greatest Showman — a film about accepting our differences and accepting ourselves. And that idea of persevering through the odds and coming through gloriously victorious is best encapsulated by its Golden Globe-winning title, This Is Me. Maybe it’s these worrying times of socio-economic and constitutional crises, that compel us towards more classically uplifting music choices.

And coming in third on the chart is Dua Lipa’s debut album, Dua Lipa, which has eight of its tracks released as singles out of the twelve.

And if you’re interested in the rest of Apple’s Regional (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Sri Lanka) Top 100 Songs and Albums, we have them listed in the tables below:

Regional Top 100 Songs

Rank Artist Song
1 Ed Sheeran Perfect
2 Camila Cabello Havana (feat. Young Thug)
3 Ed Sheeran Shape of You
4 Sam Smith Too Good at Goodbyes
5 Zac Efron & Zendaya Rewrite the Stars
7 Dua Lipa New Rules
8 Maroon 5 Girls Like You (feat. Cardi B)
9 Calum Scott You Are the Reason
10 Selena Gomez & Marshmello Wolves
11 Dua Lipa IDGAF
12 Zedd,Maren Morris & Grey The Middle
13 The Chainsmokers & Coldplay Something Just Like This
14 Ariana Grande no tears left to cry
15 Keala Settle & The Greatest Showman Ensemble This Is Me
16 Loren Allred Never Enough
17 Lauv I Like Me Better
18 Maroon 5 What Lovers Do (feat. SZA)
19 Charlie Puth Attention
20 Marshmello & Anne-Marie FRIENDS
21 Anne-Marie 2002
22 ZAYN Dusk Till Dawn (feat. Sia) [Radio Edit]
23 Charlie Puth How Long
24 Camila Cabello Never Be the Same
25 Khalid Young Dumb & Broke
26 Hailee Steinfeld & Alesso Let Me Go (feat. Florida Georgia Line & watt)
27 Alan Walker,Noah Cyrus & Digital Farm Animals All Falls Down
28 Ed Sheeran Perfect Duet (with Beyoncé)
29 Imagine Dragons Thunder
30 The Chainsmokers Closer (feat. Halsey)
31 Ed Sheeran Photograph
32 Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa One Kiss
33 Daniel Caesar Best Part (feat. H.E.R.)
34 ZAYN Let Me
35 Ziv Zaifman,Hugh Jackman & Michelle Williams A Million Dreams
36 Drake In My Feelings
37 Clean Bandit Solo (feat. Demi Lovato)
38 Selena Gomez Back to You
39 Calum Scott & Leona Lewis You Are the Reason
40 Drake God’s Plan
41 Shawn Mendes In My Blood
42 Marshmello Silence (feat. Khalid)
43 Ed Sheeran Happier
45 Bruno Mars That’s What I Like
46 Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line Meant to Be
48 Bruno Mars Versace On The Floor
49 BLACKPINK As If It’s Your Last
50 Bruno Mars Finesse (Remix) [feat. Cardi B]
51 Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Despacito (Remix) [feat. Justin Bieber]
52 James Arthur Say You Won’t Let Go
53 BLACKPINK Forever Young
55 MOMOLAND Bboom Bboom
56 Post Malone rockstar (feat. 21 Savage)
57 Taylor Swift Look What You Made Me Do
58 Kendrick Lamar & SZA All The Stars
59 Ed Sheeran Dive
61 Hugh Jackman,Keala Settle,Zac Efron,Zendaya & The Greatest Showman Ensemble The Greatest Show
62 Bazzi Mine
63 Red Velvet Bad Boy
64 John Mayer New Light
65 Taylor Swift Delicate
66 Shawn Mendes There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
68 Camila Cabello Real Friends
69 Martin Garrix & David Guetta So Far Away (feat. Jamie Scott & Romy Dya)
70 Ed Sheeran Thinking Out Loud
71 Jonas Blue Rise (feat. Jack & Jack)
72 Clean Bandit Symphony (feat. Zara Larsson)
73 Rudimental These Days (feat. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen)
74 Charlie Puth We Don’t Talk Anymore (feat. Selena Gomez)
75 TWICE What is Love?
76 Clean Bandit I Miss You (feat. Julia Michaels)
77 Ariana Grande God is a woman
78 Post Malone Psycho (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)
79 5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood
80 benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid Eastside
81 Charlie Puth Done For Me (feat. Kehlani)
82 Taylor Swift End Game (feat. Ed Sheeran & Future)
83 James Arthur Naked
84 Taylor Swift Gorgeous
85 Martin Garrix & Dua Lipa Scared to Be Lonely
86 TWICE Heart Shaker
87 Alan Walker Faded
88 Lauv Paris in the Rain
89 Zedd & Alessia Cara Stay
90 The Weeknd Call Out My Name
91 Bazzi Beautiful
92 Bebe Rexha I’m a Mess
93 Clean Bandit Rockabye (feat. Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)
94 Louis Tomlinson Back to You (feat. Bebe Rexha & Digital Farm Animals)
95 Avicii Lonely Together (feat. Rita Ora)
96 Justin Bieber Love Yourself
97 Luis Fonsi Despacito (feat. Daddy Yankee)
98 DJ Snake Let Me Love You (feat. Justin Bieber)
99 Kygo & Selena Gomez It Ain’t Me
100 XXXTENTACION changes

Regional Top 100 Albums

Rank Artist Album
1 Ed Sheeran ÷ (Deluxe)
2 Various Artists The Greatest Showman (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
3 Dua Lipa Dua Lipa
4 Taylor Swift reputation
5 Camila Cabello Camila
6 Charlie Puth Voicenotes
7 Sam Smith The Thrill of It All
8 BTS Love Yourself 轉 ‘Tear’
9 Maroon 5 Red Pill Blues
11 Bruno Mars 24K Magic
12 Shawn Mendes Shawn Mendes
13 BTS Love Yourself 結 ‘Answer’
14 Ariana Grande Sweetener
15 Khalid American Teen
16 Imagine Dragons Evolve
17 BTS Love Yourself 承 ‘Her’
18 Calum Scott Only Human (Deluxe)
19 Taylor Swift 1989
20 The Chainsmokers Memories…Do Not Open
21 Drake Scorpion
22 Post Malone beerbongs & bentleys
23 Kendrick Lamar,The Weeknd & SZA Black Panther The Album Music From And Inspired By
24 Bazzi COSMIC
25 Daniel Caesar Freudian
26 Little Mix Glory Days: The Platinum Edition
27 Adele 25
28 Westlife Westlife – Greatest Hits
29 BTS The Most Beautiful Moment in Life: Young Forever
30 Various Artists Fifty Shades Freed
31 Ed Sheeran x (Deluxe Edition)
32 Shawn Mendes Illuminate
34 Charlie Puth Nine Track Mind
35 Ariana Grande Dangerous Woman
36 iKON Return
38 Anne-Marie Speak Your Mind
39 Coldplay A Head Full of Dreams
41 The Weeknd Starboy
42 Taylor Swift Red
43 Post Malone Stoney
44 Bruno Mars Doo-Wops & Hooligans (Deluxe Version)
45 BTS You Never Walk Alone
46 Sam Smith In the Lonely Hour (Drowning Shadows Edition)
47 Adele 21
48 Ariana Grande My Everything
49 5 Seconds of Summer Youngblood
50 The Chainsmokers Collage – EP
51 Lauv I met you when I was 18. (the playlist)
52 James Arthur Back from the Edge (Deluxe Edition)
53 TWICE twicetagram
54 The Weeknd My Dear Melancholy,
55 BTS Wings
56 Calvin Harris Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1
58 Selena Gomez,OneRepublic & YUNGBLUD 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 (Music from the Original TV Series)
59 Kendrick Lamar DAMN.
60 P!nk Beautiful Trauma
62 Bebe Rexha All Your Fault, Pt. 2 – EP
63 Shawn Mendes Handwritten
64 Maroon 5 Overexposed
65 Various Artists Love, Simon (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
66 Bruno Mars Unorthodox Jukebox
67 Bebe Rexha Expectations
69 TWICE Merry & Happy
70 Avicii Avīci (01) – EP
71 周杰倫 周杰倫的床邊故事
72 Cardi B Invasion of Privacy
73 Billie Eilish dont smile at me
74 Coco (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
75 Sia This Is Acting
76 Taylor Swift Speak Now
77 DJ Snake Encore
78 Ed Sheeran +
79 DJ Khaled Grateful
80 Wanna One 1-1=0 (NOTHING WITHOUT YOU)
81 Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born Soundtrack
82 TWICE What is Love? – EP
83 Maroon 5 V (Deluxe)
84 Little Mix Get Weird (Deluxe Edition)
85 Various Artists Fifty Shades Darker (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
86 Michael Learns to Rock 25
87 Various Artists Pitch Perfect 3 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
88 TWICE TWICEcoaster: LANE1
89 Demi Lovato Tell Me You Love Me
90 Yiruma The Very Best of Yiruma: Yiruma & Piano
91 Ed Sheeran x (Wembley Edition)
92 Imagine Dragons Night Visions
93 Niall Horan Flicker
94 Coldplay Ghost Stories
95 LINKIN PARK One More Light
96 G-Eazy The Beautiful & Damned
97 One Direction Made In The A.M.
98 Halsey hopeless fountain kingdom
99 EXO THE WAR – The 4th Album
100 Katy Perry Teenage Dream: The Complete Confection