Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' No. 1 on Hot 100, OMI's 'Cheerleader' Hits Top 10
'Again' leads for a ninth week, holding off Taylor Swift's former No. 1 'Bad Blood.' Plus, OMI charges into the top 10 with 'Cheerleader.'
Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a ninth week. It keeps the No. 1 spot over Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" (featuring Kendrick Lamar), which interrupted the reign of "Again" when it led the chart three weeks ago.
Plus, OMI jumps into the top 10 with his debut reggae/pop hit "Cheerleader."
Give me an H … O … T … (you get the idea …) Just like every Wednesday, let's run down the top 10 and more on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 (dated June 27).
"Again," released on Atlantic Records and promoted to radio by Roadrunner Promotions, maintains its No. 1 rank on the Hot 100 by tallying a fourth week atop the Radio Songs chart with 171 million in all-format audience (up less than 1 percent), according to Nielsen Music. It holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (18.3 million U.S. streams, down 5 percent) after eight weeks on top and stays at No. 2 on Digital Songs (139,000 downloads sold, down 12 percent, in the week ending June 14), which it led for seven weeks.
"Again" additionally leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a 10th week each and the Songs of the Summer chart for a third week. (It's topped Songs of the Summer each week since the list made its annual return.)
As it extends its run atop the Hot 100, "Again" is one of just nine rap hits (defined as titles which have appeared on Hot Rap Songs) that have led the Hot 100 for nine weeks or more. Here's an updated look at the rap No. 1s that have ruled the Hot 100 the longest:
Longest-Leading Rap Hits on the Hot 100
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist(s), Date Reached No. 1
12, "Boom Boom Pow," the Black Eyed Peas, April 18, 2009
12, "Lose Yourself," Eminem, Nov. 9, 2002
11, "I'll Be Missing You," Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112, June 14, 1997
10, "Low," Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, Jan. 5, 2008
10, "Gold Digger," Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx, Sept. 17, 2005
10, "Dilemma," Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland, Aug. 17, 2002
9, "See You Again," Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, April 25, 2015
9, "Candy Shop," 50 Cent feat. Olivia, March 5, 2005
9, "In Da Club," 50 Cent, March 8, 2003
"Again" keeps its lock on the Hot 100's top spot, but with a smaller margin of victory than last week over Swift's "Blood," as the former decreases by 5 percent in overall activity and the latter gains by 2 percent. "Blood" leads Digital Songs for a fourth week (206,000, down 3 percent); lifts 5-4 on Radio Songs (128 million, up 22 percent), winning the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a fourth week; and dips 4-5 on Streaming Songs (10.8 million, down 5 percent).
Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" remains at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2. It logs a second week atop Streaming Songs (20.4 million, down 5 percent) and a fourth week at No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (6.1 million, down 4 percent).
Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" holds at its No. 4 Hot 100 peak. It leads Hot Rock Songs for a 12th week and the Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart for a sixth week. On Radio Songs, it pushes 3-2 (149 million, up 3 percent).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Jason Derulo's "Want to Want Me" keeps at its No. 5 high, despite its 2-3 fall on Radio Songs (143 million, down 1 percent). As previously reported, "Want" becomes Derulo's fourth No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, following his debut hit "Whatcha Say" (2009), "In My Head," (2010) and "Talk Dirty" featuring 2 Chainz (last year).
Meanwhile, the next single from Derulo's new album Everything Is 4 is "Cheyenne," which goes to pop radio at the end of the month.
Just outside the Hot 100's top five, Mark Ronson's former 14-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, is stationary at No. 6.
OMI notches the week's lone new Hot 100 top 10, as "Cheerleader" climbs 11-7. The reggae-splashed track jumps 5-3 on Digital Songs (135,000); hits the Streaming Songs top 10 (14-10; 8.2 million); and darts 23-18 on Radio Songs (54 million), up by 18 percent in each metric.
The breakout hit for the Jamaican artist (full name: Omar Samuel Pasley) has found global success thanks in large part to its remix by Felix Jaehn. Among its reigns, it led the Official UK Singles chart for four weeks. It also spends a 12th week atop the Reggae Digital Songs chart and has sold 641,000 downloads to-date (with more than half of its release-to-date total scanned in just the last three weeks).
"Cheerleader" joins the elite club of reggae hits that have crossed over to the Hot 100's top 10 over the years. Here are 10 other sunny reggae smashes of note:
Johnny Nash, "I Can See Clearly Now" (No. 1, four weeks, 1972)
Eric Clapton, "I Shot the Sheriff" (No. 1, one week, 1974) (written by Bob Marley)
Two No. 1 smashes by UB40: "Red Red Wine" (one week, 1988) and "Can't Help Falling in Love" (seven weeks, 1993)
Inner Circle, "Bad Boys" (No. 8, 1993) (aka, the theme from Fox's Cops)
Big Mountain, "Baby, I Love Your Way" (No. 6, 1994)
Two No. 1s by Shaggy: "It Wasn't Me" (two weeks) and "Angel" (one week), both in 2001
Sean Paul, "Get Busy" (No. 1, three weeks, 2003)
MAGIC!, "Rude" (No. 1, six weeks, 2014)
And, as previously noted, OMI (pronounced "OH-mee") is not to be confused with OMD, which reached No. 4 in 1986 with its Pretty in Pink soundtrack hit "If You Leave." Or … OMC, which hit No. 4 on Radio Songs in 1997 with "How Bizarre." (Or … Usher's "OMG," featuring will.i.am, which led for four weeks in 2010.)
Wrapping the Hot 100's top 10 this week, The Weeknd's "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" descends 7-8, after peaking at No. 3; David Guetta's "Hey Mama," featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack, slips to No. 9 from at its No. 8 peak (while leading Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for an ninth week and passing 1 million downloads sold to date); and, Andy Grammer retreats to No. 10 from No. 9 a week after scoring his first Hot 100 top 10 with "Honey, I'm Good." A nice consolation: the track reaches the Radio Songs top 10 (13-9; 81 million, up 12 percent).
In highlights just below the Hot 100's top 10, Silento's "Watch Me" surges 15-11; Fifth Harmony's "Worth It," featuring Kid Ink, climbs 18-15; and Skrillex & Diplo's "Where Are U Now," featuring Justin Bieber, bumps 19-16. Find out more noteworthy news beneath the top 10 in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column to post on Friday (June 19).
Visit Billboard.com tomorrow (June 18), 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 19).