"Again," released on Atlantic Records and promoted to radio by Roadrunner Promotions, tallies a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, powered by its second week atop the Radio Songs chart (168 million in all-format audience, up 9 percent, according to Nielsen Music) and its eighth week in charge of Streaming Songs (20.7 million U.S. streams, down 9 percent). It holds at No. 2 on Digital Songs (172,000, down 19 percent, in the week ending May 31), which it led for seven weeks.
Despite its overall 7 percent decrease in activity, "Again" reclaims the Hot 100's summit, as "Blood" (1-2) dips by 29 percent. The drop of "Blood" isn't surprising: it soared last week following a full week of activity after its BBMAs video launch. Following the initial buzz, the track leads Digital Songs for second week, but with a 37 percent loss to 241,000. On Streaming Songs, it falls 3-4 (12 million, down 34 percent).
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The radio run of "Blood" is on a fast build, however (with songs' radio arcs almost always more steady than their sales and streaming trajectories), as the single bounds 15-11 on Radio Songs (78 million, up 37 percent) and wins the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a second week. As previously reported, "Blood" surges 13-9 in its second week on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, tying the record for the fastest flight to the top 10 in the list's 22-year history. Just nine songs had previously reached the region in only two weeks; Swift last achieved the feat with "Shake It Off" in September.
"Blood" additionally passes 1 million in sales to-date (1.1 million).
Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2 and Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" keeps at its No. 4 Hot 100 peak (and leads Hot Rock Songs for a 10th week).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Mark Ronson's former 14-week No. 1 "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, returns to the region and ties a notable record: "Funk" matches the mark for the most weeks, 25, spent in the top five in the Hot 100's five-and-a-half-decade history. It equals the 25-week top five stay of LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" in 1997-98.
Here's a look at the songs to spend the most time in the Hot 100's top five all-time:
25 weeks, "Uptown Funk!," Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2014-15
25 weeks, "How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98
23 weeks, "The Twist," Chubby Checker, 1960-62
21 weeks, "Smooth," Santana feat. Rob Thomas, 1999-2000
21 weeks, "Un-Break My Heart," Toni Braxton, 1996-97
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Closing out the Hot 100's top 10, The Weeknd's "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" descends 5-6, after peaking at No. 3; Jason Derulo's "Want to Want Me" holds at No. 7, two weeks after rising to its No. 6 high, and passes 1 million downloads sold to-date; David Guetta's "Hey Mama," featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack, stays at its No. 8 peak to-date (and rules Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a seventh week); Maroon 5's No. 2-peaking "Sugar" is stationary at No. 9; and T-Wayne's "Nasty Freestyle" holds at No. 10, a notch below its best rank, last held two weeks ago.
In highlights just below the Hot 100's top 10, Andy Grammer's hoedown ode to fidelity "Honey, I'm Good." rises 12-11; Tove Lo's "Talking Body" pushes 13-12 (while lifting 10-8 on Radio Songs); and Jamaican pop/reggae artist OMI soars into the top 20 with "Cheerleader" (27-16). The song completed a four-week stay last week atop the Official UK Singles chart, among its international chart successes. Find out more noteworthy news beneath the top 10 in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column to post on Friday (June 5).
Visit Billboard.com tomorrow (June 4), 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 (June 5).