Wiz Khalifa Rules Hot 100, Jason Derulo Hits Top 10
'See You Again' reigns again, while Derulo's 'Want to Want Me' dances into the top tier. Plus, The Weeknd's 'Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)' crowns Radio Songs.
As we do each Wednesday, let's run down all the songs in the top 10, and on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 (dated May 9).
"Again," released on Atlantic Records and promoted to radio by Roadrunner Promotions, spends a third week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 316,000 downloads sold (down 16 percent) in the week ending April 26, according to Nielsen Music. The track notches a third week at No. 1 on both Streaming Songs (24 million U.S. streams, down 2 percent) and the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (8.6 million, down 1 percent).
Despite accounting for just 12 percent of its Hot 100 chart points, airplay for "Again" keeps surging, too, as the single bounds 18-11 on Radio Songs with a 53 percent blast to 74 million all-format impressions. It nets top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a second week.
Still helping power the song's success: Furious 7's continued reign at the box office, having taken in $1.1 billion and counting in worldwide receipts (and $321 million domestically) since its April 3 opening, according to Box Office Mojo.
Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, spends a third week at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after leading for 14 weeks, tying for the second-longest command in the Hot 100's 56-year history. It holds at No. 3 on both Radio Songs (135 million, down 5 percent) and Streaming Songs (13.2 million, down 6 percent) and slips 3-5 on Digital Songs (102,000, down 20 percent)
Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" hits a new Hot 100 high, rising 5-3. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs, up by 4 percent to 17.3 million, while staying at No. 4 on Digital Songs (108,000, down 5 percent). On Radio Songs, it pushes 14-13 (60 million, up 7 percent).
Despite its slip from its No. 3 peak to No. 4 on the Hot 100, The Weeknd's "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" becomes the most-heard song in the U.S., roaring 4-1 on Radio Songs (151 million, up 7 percent). The soundtrack hit remains at No. 4 on Streaming Songs (9.8 million, down 4 percent) and drops 6-8 on Digital Songs (96,000, down 10 percent). It leads the Hot R&B Songs chart for a fifth week.
Maroon 5's No. 2-peaking "Sugar" retreats 4-5 on the Hot 100, while Ellie Goulding's fellow Fifty Shades of Grey single "Love Me Like You Do" holds at No. 6 after peaking at No. 3. It cedes the top spot on Radio Songs to The Weekend's hit from the same film and soundtrack, falling 1-2 (143 million, down 1 percent).
Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" spins to a new high (8-7) on the Hot 100 and leads Hot Rock Songs for a fifth week; Ed Sheeran's "Thinking Out Loud" descends 7-8 after peaking at No. 2 for eight weeks; and Flo Rida's "G.D.F.R.," featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas, stays at No. 9 after reaching No. 8.
Rounding out the top 10, Jason Derulo's "Want to Want Me" rises 11-10, becoming the pop singer's sixth Hot 100 top 10. The track zooms 9-6 on Digital Songs (102,000, up 9 percent), 10-9 on Radio Songs (80 million, up 12 percent) and 27-18 on Streaming Songs (4.6 million, up 8 percent).
Derulo collected his first three Hot 100 top 10s on his first three tries, with "Whatcha Say" (No. 1, one week, 2009), "In My Head" (No. 5, 2010) and "Ridin' Solo" (No. 9, 2010). He returned to the tier last year with the No. 3 hit "Talk Dirty," featuring 2 Chainz, and the No. 5-peaking "Wiggle," featuring Snoop Dogg.
"Want" previews Derulo's new album Everything Is 4, due June 2. Guests on the set include Jennifer Lopez, Meghan Trainor and, on the same track ("Broke"), Stevie Wonder and Keith Urban. "Rarely do you hear a record that's a slam dunk," says Deuce, program director of Pop Songs chart reporter KPTT Denver, which has played "Want" more than 400 times. "Songs like this make our jobs easy. It's a great uptempo record that adds serious sizzle to the station."
In highlights just below the Hot 100's top bracket, four songs climb into the top 20: T-Wayne's viral hit "Nasty Freestyle" (43-17), adding top Digital and Streaming Gainer honors; Little Big Town's "Girl Crush" (25-18), the new No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart; David Guetta's "Hey Mama" (featuring Nicki Minaj and Afrojack) (27-19), which tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a second week; and Meghan Trainor's "Dear Future Husband" (24-20). More details on notable action below the top 10 in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column to post on Friday (May 1).
Visit Billboard.com tomorrow (April 30), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety and Digital Songs, Radio Songs and Streaming Songs, will refresh, as they do each Thursday. The Hot 100 will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale on Friday (May 1).