The Weeknd Is First Artist to Own Entire Top Three on Hot R&B Songs Chart

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The Weeknd performs on stage at the 2015 BET Awards on June 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Plus: David Guetta & Rihanna score new airplay No. 1s

The Weeknd becomes the first artist to claim the top three slots on the nearly three-year-old Hot R&B Songs chart as “The Hills” hops 4-2 on the chart dated July 25, joining “Earned It” (stationary at No. 3) and “Can’t Feel My Face” (No. 1) at the top. “Hills” reaches a new weekly streaming high of 11.8 million domestic streams during the week ending July 9 (a 15 percent increase, according to Nielsen Music), aiding in its chart rise.

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Robin Thicke is the only other act to have held two out of the top three spots on the chart -- when “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell, and “Give It 2 You,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, held the Nos. 1 and 3 spots for three weeks in 2013.

Guetta Gets No. 1: Meanwhile, David Guetta earns his first Rhythmic Songs chart-topper as “Hey Mama,” featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack, climbs 3-1 in its 14th week. The song grows six percent in spins at the format during the tracking week ending July 12, with KUTB, Seattle-Tacoma, Wash., leading in plays (128). The DJ has posted a total of 14 tracks on the list during his six-year charting history, with “Mama” becoming his fifth top 10 hit (when it reached No. 8 on the chart dated June 8).

Rihanna’s Ride To The Top: Over on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Rihanna notches her fourth No. 1 as “B**** Better Have My Money” rises 2-1. The track took 16 weeks to reach the chart peak, marking the singer’s longest trip to the top. The song increases to 29.2 million audience impressions, a 13 percent hike. She first crowned the list in 2008 when “Take a Bow” spent a week at the top.