Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" has led the list for two nonconsecutive weeks, interrupted a week ago by Zayn's No. 1-debuting "Pillowtalk," while Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake, rises 7-4 this week (on the chart dated Feb. 27).
However, based on projected sales, according to sources, and streaming and airplay data, collected by Nielsen Music so far in the tracking period, for next week's Hot 100 (dated March 5), "Work" and "Love Yourself" are essentially tied in projected downloads sold, with approximately 100,000 each, according to sources' forecasts, with "Work" looking slightly ahead of "Love Yourself." "Work" is noticeably ahead in streams, but "Love Yourself" is leading significantly in radio airplay. The preliminary figures suggest a tight race for the Hot 100's summit (with the chart encompassing those three data metrics).