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The Weeknd becomes the first artist to claim the top three slots on the nearly three-year-old Hot R&B Songs chart as “The Hills” hops 4-2 on the chart dated July 25, joining “Earned It” (stationary at No. 3) and “Can’t Feel My Face” (No. 1) at the top. “Hills” reaches a new weekly streaming high of 11.8 million domestic streams during the week ending July 9 (a 15 percent increase, according to Nielsen Music), aiding in its chart rise.
Robin Thicke is the only other act to have held two out of the top three spots on the chart -- when “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell, and “Give It 2 You,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, held the Nos. 1 and 3 spots for three weeks in 2013.