OMI No. 1 on Hot 100 for Sixth Week
'Cheerleader' holds at No. 1, winning another close race over The Weeknd's former topper 'Can't Feel My Face.'
OMI's debut smash "Cheerleader" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week. The reggae/pop tune again fends off "Can't Feel My Face" by The Weeknd, who wowed the crowd in his headlining set at the inaugural Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival at Jones Beach, N.Y., over the weekend.
As we do each Monday, let's run down the top 10 and more on the Hot 100 (dated Sept. 5). Highlights of the airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.
"Cheerleader," released on Louder Than Life/Ultra/Columbia, holds atop the Hot 100 while maintaining its No. 2 ranks on Radio Songs (147 million in audience, down 1 percent, according to Nielsen Music), Streaming Songs (15.1 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent) and Digital Songs, which it led for four weeks (105,000 downloads sold, down 11 percent, in the week ending Aug. 20). "Cheerleader" additionally passes 2 million (2.1 million) in sales to date.
Notably, "Cheerleader" tops the Hot 100 despite not being the most heard song on radio, the most streamed or the most sold for the third time in the last four weeks. (Two weeks ago, on the Aug. 22 chart, "Face" led the list.) Since the Streaming Songs chart premiered in January 2013, only in two other weeks had the top Hot 100 song not led in at least one of the chart's three main metrics prior to "Cheerleader." But, the track's runner-up status on Radio Songs, Streaming Songs and Digital Songs is again enough for it to pull out a victory over "Face" atop the Hot 100.
And, at six weeks on top for "Cheerleader," OMI ties for the longest run at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a reggae song in more than 22 years. It matches the six-week command of MAGIC!'s "Rude" last summer. The last reggae ruler to reign longer? Snow's "Informer," which led for seven weeks in March-April 1993.
At No. 2 on the Hot 100 for a second week after topping the chart, The Weeknd's "Face" remains the most-heard song on radio and the top-selling title. It spends a third week each at No. 1 on Radio Songs (157 million, essentially even from last week) and Digital Songs (109,000 downloads sold, down 8 percent) and retreats 4-5 on Streaming Songs (13.6 million, down 2 percent). "Face" also leads Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs charts for a sixth week each.
Once again, the race for the No. 1 was a close one for the Hot 100's top two songs, with OMI's "Cheerleader" narrowly finishing on top with a 6 percent loss in overall chart points, as compared to a 3 percent drop for The Weeknd's "Face."
Still, The Weeknd again claims two simultaneous top five Hot 100 hits, as "The Hills" holds at its No. 5 peak so far. The track keeps at No. 5 on Streaming Songs (13.6 million, up 1 percent) and zooms 7-6 on Digital Songs (79,000, up 6 percent) and 42-25 on Radio Songs (44 million, up 49 percent). With its latest sales frame, "The Hills" pushes past 1 million sold since its release.
Both "Face" and "The Hills" are from The Weeknd's second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness, out Friday (Aug. 28). The set is due to feature collaborations with Lana Del Rey, Labrinth and Ed Sheeran.
Between The Weeknd's "Face" and "The Hills" on the Hot 100, Silento's "Watch Me" remains at its No. 3 peak, while leading Streaming Songs (16.8 million, down 21 percent) and Hot Rap Songs for a fifth week each. At No. 4 on the Hot 100, Major Lazer and DJ Snake "Lean On," featuring MO, stays at its best rank, highlighted by its 4-3 lift on Radio Songs (117 million, up 9 percent). "Lean" leads Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a sixth week.
Outside the Hot 100's top five, Selena Gomez's "Good for You," featuring A$AP Rocky, rises to a new peak, pushing 10-6 and matching Gomez's best career Hot 100 rank. The collab had previously ranked as high as No. 9 upon its debut eight weeks ago. "Good" ascends 8-7 on Digital Songs (although down 8 percent to 64,000) and 10-8 on Radio Songs (84 million, up 14 percent) and reaches the top 10 (12-10) on Streaming Songs (9.1 million, up 5 percent).
At No. 6 on the Hot 100, Gomez equals her highest placement. Her two prior top 10s each peaked at No. 6: "Come & Get It" (2013) and "The Heart Wants What It Wants" (2014).
Rachel Platten's "Fight Song" retreats to No. 7 on the Hot 100 from its No. 6 high, while Fetty Wap adds a third top 10, as "679," featuring Remy Boyz, hikes 13-8. (Got all those numbers?) The rookie rapper arrived with the No. 2-peaking "Trap Queen," which drops 7-9, and "My Way" (featuring Monty), which drops 8-11 after reaching No. 7.
Fetty Wap is the first rapper to send his first three Hot 100 entries to the top 10 in more than a decade. In 2003-04, Chingy reached the region with his first three charted titles: "Right Thurr" (No. 2); "Holidae In" (featuring Ludacris and Snoop Dogg, No. 3); and "One Call Away" (featuring J. Weav, No. 2). The first rapper to go three-for-three in the top 10 from the start? M.C. Hammer, in 1990.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Walk the Moon's No. 4-peaking "Shut Up and Dance" returns to the region (14-10), while leading Hot Rock Songs for a 22nd week (and moving to within a week of tying the mark for most time spent atop the genre chart, after Hozier's "Take Me to Church" and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive").
Just outside the Hot 100's top 10, Sheeran's "Photograph" holds at its No. 15 highpoint; R. City's "Locked Away," featuring Adam Levine, bounds 25-16; and Demi Lovato's "Cool for the Summer" slips from its No. 16 peak to No. 17 but keeps its bullet (rising by 6 percent in radio airplay to 74 million). Find out more noteworthy news beneath the top tier in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column to post later this week.
Visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 25), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh, as they do each Tuesday. The Hot 100 and other charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale on Friday (Aug. 28).