Wiz Khalifa No. 1 on Hot 100 'Again,' Selena Gomez Debuts at No. 9
'See You Again' is a week from tying the longest reign ever for a rap hit, while Gomez's 'Good for You' launches as the week's best-selling song.
Plus, three songs hit the top 10, by The Weeknd, Silento and Selena Gomez, with Gomez's "Good for You," featuring A$AP Rocky, blasting onto the Hot 100 at No. 9. It also enters the Digital Songs chart at No. 1.
We're "good" to go. As we do each week, let's run down the top 10 and more on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 (dated July 11).
"Again," from the blockbuster film Furious 7, and released on Atlantic Records and promoted to radio by Roadrunner Promotions, keeps the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 by tallying a sixth week atop the Radio Songs chart with 163 million in all-format audience (down 3 percent), according to Nielsen Music. It holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (15.4 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent), after eight weeks on top, and falls 4-7 on Digital Songs (98,000 downloads sold, down 17 percent, in the week ending June 28), which it led for seven weeks. It also passes 3 million (3.1 million) in sales to-date.
"Again" additionally leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a 12th week each and the Songs of the Summer chart for a fifth week. As we've now turned the calendar to July, "Again" still dominates the race for top song of the summer so far: it's led Songs of the Summer each week since the chart made its annual return after Memorial Day.
And, as it extends its run atop the Hot 100, "Again" moves to within a week of matching the longest run at No. 1 ever for a rap hit (defined as a title that has appeared on Hot Rap Songs). 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, "See You Again," Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, April 25, 2015
11, "I'll Be Missing You," Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112, June 14, 1997
"Again" holds the top rank on the Hot 100 with a smaller margin of victory than it sported last week over the No. 2 track, Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar, as the former decreases by 8 percent in overall activity and the latter, by 4 percent. "Blood" spends a fifth week at No. 2 after scoring a frame at No. 1, interrupting the reign of "Again" on the chart dated June 6.
"Blood" pushes 3-2 on Radio Songs (152 million, up 6 percent); falls 1-3 on Digital Songs (147,000, down 15 percent), after five weeks on top; and keeps at No. 7 on Streaming Songs (9 million, down 4 percent).
As previously reported, "Blood" rules the Pop Songs radio airplay chart for a second week. Meanwhile, Swift's previous single, "Style," ascends to No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary tally, becoming the third AC No. 1 from Swift's album 1989, following "Shake It Off" and "Blank Space."
OMI's "Cheerleader" charges 4-3 on the Hot 100. The reggae artist's breakthrough hit bullets for a second week at No. 2 on Digital Songs (175,000, up 10 percent), darts 6-4 on Streaming Songs (10.6 million, up 11 percent) and reaches the Radio Songs top 10 (12-8; 83 million, up 22 percent).
Looking ahead, "Cheerleader" has the markings of a challenger for No. 1 on the Hot 100. With "Blood" still gaining in airplay, it has a chance to reclaim the top spot from "Again," but the momentum of "Cheerleader," which gains in all three Hot 100 metrics (sales, airplay and streaming), and is up by 13 percent in overall chart points, makes it perhaps a stronger contender for a potential coronation.
Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" dips 3-4 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2. It logs a fourth week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (19.4 million, essentially even as compared to last week) and a sixth week atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (5.5. million, down 4 percent).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" holds at No. 5 after rising to No. 4. It rules the Hot Rock Songs chart for a 14th week.
The Weeknd claims the highest new entry in the Hot 100's top 10, roaring 12-6 with "Can't Feel My Face" in its third week on the chart. The sleek pop/R&B track jumps 8-5 on Digital Songs (116,000, up 40 percent) and, as on the Hot 100, hits the Radio Songs top 10 (16-10; 78 million, up 34 percent). On Streaming Songs, it zooms 17-12 (6.9 million, up 6 percent). The lead single from the Weeknd's forthcoming album becomes his third Hot 100 top 10. "Love Me Harder," with Ariana Grande, hit No. 7 in November and "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" rose to No. 3 in May. (At three weeks, he completes his fastest trip to the top 10; "Harder" needed five weeks to reach the region.)
Silento likewise enters the Hot 100's top 10, leaping 11-7 with his debut hit "Watch Me." The 17-year-old rapper's first top 10, powered by its viral success, holds at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (11.6 million, up 9 percent), also reaches the Digital Songs top 10 (11-8; 97,000, up 27 percent) and nears Radio Songs with a 22 percent bump to 29 million.
It's a trend: "Watch Me" is the third debut Hot 100 top 10 this year for a rapper fueled heavily by online viral action, following Fetty Wap's "Queen" and T-Wayne's "Nasty Freestyle," which reached No. 9 in May.
Mark Ronson's former 14-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, descends 6-8 on the Hot 100. "Funk" has now tallied 31 weeks in the top 10, leaving it one week away from tying the record for the longest stay in the top 10 for a single in the Hot 100's nearly 57-year history. Here's an updated count of the titles with the lengthiest top 10 Hot 100 runs:
Singles With the Most Weeks in the Top 10 on the Hot 100
Weeks in Top 10, Title, Artist(s), Peak Position, Year
32, "How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, 1997
31, "Uptown Funk!," Ronson feat. Mars, No. 1, 2015
30, "Smooth," Santana feat. Rob Thomas, No. 1, 1999
29, "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, No. 1, 2011
28, "You Were Meant for Me"/"Foolish Games," Jewel, No. 2, 1997
26, "Truly Madly Deeply," Savage Garden, No. 1, 1998
Thus, as it potentially closes in on tying Rimes' mark, "Funk" has already achieved a notable highlight: it passes "Smooth" to become the Hot 100 No. 1 with the most weeks ever totaled in the top 10.
Selena Gomez closes out the Hot 100's top 10, as "Good for You" rockets onto the chart at No. 9, marking her highest career debut. She instantly notches her third top 10, following "The Heart Wants What It Wants," which reached No. 6 in December, and "Come & Get It" (also No. 6, 2013). "Good" is the second song to start in the top 10 this year, following Maroon 5's "Sugar," which bowed at No. 8 on Jan. 31, on its way to a No. 2 peak. It's the first top 10 opener by a woman since Swift's "Shake" debuted at No. 1 (Sept. 6, 2014). (Featured rapper A$AP Rocky collects his second Hot 100 top 10.)
The lead track from Gomez's upcoming album, "Good" debuts at No. 1 on Digital Songs, becoming her, and A$AP Rocky's, first leader on the list. (It's the first No. 1 starter on Digital Songs since Swift's "Blank Space" in November.) The song arrives with 179,000 downloads sold, Gomez's best sales week ever for a song. It also begins on Streaming Songs at No. 27 (4.5 million) and, as previously reported, on Pop Songs at No. 21; it ranks below Radio Songs with 25 million in listenership. Helping push its streaming totals and overall buzz, its official video premiered June 26.
Wrapping the Hot 100's top 10, David Guetta's "Hey Mama," featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack, drops from its No. 8 high, while crowning Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for an 11th week.
In highlights just below the Hot 100's top 10, Major Lazer & DJ Snake's "Lean On," featuring M0, rises 17-13; Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" backtracks from its No. 13 highpoint to No. 14, but with a 6 percent gain in activity; and Janet Jackson scores the week's second-highest debut, as "No Sleeep" enters at No. 67, marking her milestone 40th Hot 100 hit, and her first since 2008. Find out more on Jackson's bow and other news of note beneath the top 10 in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column to post on Friday (July 3).
Visit Billboard.com tomorrow (July 2), 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.