One Direction has had quite the week on Billboard’s social charts after news of Zayn Malik’s departure from the group was announced on March 25. The news broke on One Direction’s official Facebook page in a post that’s received more than 750,000 likes through April 1.
The Weeknd scores his first No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)“ steps 2-1 in its 14th week. The song rises 23 percent in overall audience to 85.6 million audience impressions (up 9-6 on Radio Songs) in the week ending March 29, according to Nielsen Music. “Earned It” is stationary at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, but with a solid 24 percent rise in weekly clicks to 8.9 million.
Nicky Jam and Enrique Iglesias continue atop Hot Latin Songs for a fourth consecutive week with “El Perdon.” Streaming plays reached 2.8 million U.S. clicks in the week ending March 29 (up 131 percent, according to Nielsen Music), pushing “Perdon” 3-1 on Latin Streaming Songs and making the track only the second to reach such a lofty streaming sum on the now two-year old chart.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, is the longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 of the 2010s, ruling the chart for a 13th week. It's also just the 10th single in the Hot 100's entire history to spend at least 13 weeks at No. 1.
Kendrick Lamar scores a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 'To Pimp a Butterfly.' It’s the first album to spend its first two weeks atop the list since Taylor Swift’s '1989' last November.