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Chart Highlights: Sam Smith's 'Stay' Hits No. 1 On Pop Songs

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Sam Smith performs during the No Tomorrow festival, held at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham.

Another week, another tally topped by Smith's ballad. Plus, new leaders for Beyonce, Dierks Bentley and Danny Gokey

Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on the surveys listed below.

All our charts are refreshed on and Billboardbiz every Thursday and appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine.

Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Stay With Me" Sam Smith
The onslaught of Sam Smith's "Stay With Me" rolls on, as the ballad rises 2-1 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart. It's the latest takeover for the track, which leads Adult Contemporary for a second week after topping Adult Alternative Songs for six frames. It also crowned the all-format Radio Songs chart last week. Beyond airplay, the former U.K. No. 1 has ruled Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs for two weeks each and helped Smith dominate the Billboard Artist 100 chart for three weeks. Now the question is, after ranking at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks, can "Stay" dethrone MAGIC!'s "Rude" this week? The answer Wednesday on

Greatest Gainer No. 15 "All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor
Debut No. 32 "Fireball" Pitbull Featuring John Ryan
Debut No. 33 "Anaconda" Nicki Minaj

Adult Contemporary
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Stay With Me" Sam Smith
Greatest Gainer No. 10 "Rude" MAGIC!

Adult Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (5 weeks)*** "Rude" MAGIC!
Greatest Gainer No. 21 "All About That Bass" Meghan Trainor
Debut No. 40 "Bailando" Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona

Dance Club Songs
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Pretty Hurts" Beyonce
Greatest Gainer No. 3 "First Love" Jennifer Lopez
Debut No. 39 "Tear The Roof Up" Alesso
Debut No. 45 "Parachute" Olivia Somerlyn

Rhythmic Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Am I Wrong" Nico & Vinz
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Don't Tell 'Em" Jeremih Featuring YG
Debut No. 38 "Bailando" Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
Debut No. 39 "You & I (Nobody In The World)" John Legend
Debut No. 40 "Hideaway" Kiesza

R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
*** No. 1 (3 weeks)*** "Studio" ScHoolboy Q Featuring BJ The Chicago Kid
Greatest Gainer No. 35 "Hold You Down" DJ Khaled Featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, & Jeremih
Debut No. 50 "Hope" Jagged Edge

Adult R&B Songs
*** No. 1 (8 weeks)*** "Love Never Felt So Good" Michael Jackson & Justin Timberlake
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Good Kisser" Usher
Debut No. 29 "My Love" Syleena Johnson
Debut No. 30 "Nothing Can Stop Me" CeCe Peniston

Rap Airplay
*** No. 1 (4 weeks)*** "Believe Me" Lil Wayne Featuring Drake
Greatest Gainer No. 10 "0 To 100 / The Catch Up" Drake
Debut No. 21 "Rich" Kirko Bangz Featuring August Alsina

Rock Airplay
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Riptide" Vance Joy
Greatest Gainer No. 2 "Dangerous" Big Data Featuring Joywave
Debut No. 48 "Hater" Korn
Debut No. 49 "Mind Over Matter" Young The Giant

Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Riptide" Vance Joy
Greatest Gainer No. 3 "Stolen Dance" Milky Chance
Debut No. 36 "Trainwreck 1979" Death From Above 1979

Adult Alternative Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Stolen Dance" Milky Chance
Greatest Gainer No. 16 "Gotta Get Away" The Black Keys
Debut No. 26 "Left Hand Free" alt-J

Mainstream Rock Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "1000hp" Godsmack
Greatest Gainer No. 17 "Gotta Get It Right" Sixx: A.M.
Debut No. 33 "Moving On" Asking Alexandria
Debut No. 37 "Through The Looking Glass" Sleepwave

Country Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Drunk On A Plane" Dierks Bentley
Dierks Bentley notches his 12th No. 1 on Country Airplay, as "Drunk on a Plane" stumbles 2-1. With "I Hold On" having led the April 5 list, Bentley joins only Luke Bryan ("Drink a Beer," "Play It Again") and Blake Shelton ("Doin' What She Likes," "My Eyes") as the only acts with multiple No. 1s this year.

Greatest Gainer "Take It On Back" Chase Bryant
Debut No. 55 "Homegrown Honey" Darius Rucker
Debut No. 58 "Lonely Eyes" Chris Young
Debut No. 60 "Lie A Little Better" Lucy Hale

Latin Airplay
*** No. 1 (14 weeks)*** "Bailando" Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
Greatest Gainer No. 15 "No Me Pidas Perdon" Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Debut No. 45 "Travesuras" Nicky Jam
Debut No. 49 "Guaya Guaya" Don Omar

Regional Mexican Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Tenerte" Luis Coronel
Greatest Gainer No. 7 "No Me Pidas Perdon" Banda Sinaloense MS de Sergio Lizarraga
Debut No. 37 "La Bala" Los Tigres del Norte
Debut No. 38 "Le Hace Falta Un Beso" El Chapo de Sinaloa

Latin Pop Songs
*** No. 1 (13 weeks)*** "Bailando" Enrique Iglesias Featuring Descemer Bueno & Gente de Zona
Debut No. 37 "Tocando El Cielo" Sie7e
Greatest Gainer "Tu Sombra" Jencarlos Canela Featuring J. Balvin

Tropical Songs
*** No. 1 (2 weeks)*** "Eres Mia" Romeo Santos
Debut No. 31 "La Temperatura" J Alvarez
Debut No. 36 "Dame Una Oportunidad" Rigu
Debut/Greatest Gainer No. 38 "El Dueno Del Party" Eddy-K & Ephrem J

Christian Airplay
*** No. 1 (1 week)*** "Hope In Front Of Me" Danny Gokey
Danny Gokey crowns Christian Airplay in his first visit to the chart, as "Hope in Front of Me" rises 2-1. It's the latest chart feat for the singer who placed third on American Idol in 2009: his 2010 album My Best Days debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 and yielded two top 40 hits on Hot Country Songs. His new leader is the title track from his follow-up album, which entered the Billboard 200 at No. 40 last month.

Greatest Gainer No. 5 "Greater" MercyMe
Debut No. 34 "Making Me New" Royal Tailor
Debut No. 49 "This Is Our Moment" MIKESCHAIR
Debut No. 50 "Sovereign Over Us" Michael W. Smith

Gospel Airplay
*** No. 1 (9 weeks)*** "Amazing" Ricky Dillard & New G
Greatest Gainer No. 17 "Alright OK" J Moss
Debut No. 24 "I Am" Jason Nelson
Debut No. 28 "2nd Win" Kierra Sheard
Debut No. 29 "Your Destiny" Kevin LeVar & One Sound