"Closer," released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, and the first Hot 100 leader for both EDM duo The Chainsmokers (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) and featured alt/pop singer-songwriter Halsey, spends a fifth week atop the Digital Songs chart with 199,000 downloads sold (down 4 percent) in the week ending Sept. 8, according to Nielsen Music.
"Closer" tops the Streaming Songs chart for a fourth week, up by 10 percent to 40.5 million U.S. streams. It's just the fifth song to pass 40 million domestic clicks in a week, joining Desiigner's "Panda" (June 4); Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake (two weeks earlier this year); Adele's "Hello" (three weeks, 2015); and Baauer's "Harlem Shake" (four weeks, 2013). "Closer" also leads the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart for a fifth week (24.4 million on-demand streams, up 6 percent).
On Radio Songs, "Closer" reaches the top 10 (11-9; 91 million in airplay audience, up 16 percent); it adds the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a second week.
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"Closer" additionally tops Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a fourth week.
Below "Closer," Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens" hits a new Hot 100 high, rising 3-2. The duo (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) matches its best rank, as its "Stressed Out" peaked at No. 2 in February. "Heathens" holds at No. 2 on Digital Songs (85,000, up 4 percent) and Streaming Songs (20.6 million, up 3 percent), while climbing 18-15 on Radio Songs (68 million, up 23 percent). It logs a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart.
Dominant duos: With The Chainsmokers and Twenty One Pilots at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on the Hot 100, duos claim the chart's top two spots simultaneously for the first time in … more than 31 years. It's the first such double-up by duos since June 8, 1985, when Tears for Fears and Wham! ranked at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, with "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" and "Everything She Wants." (The week before, those two '80s classics ranked in the opposite order.) The only other instances of two twosomes holding the Hot 100's top two at the same time: On Dec. 1, 1984, Wham!'s "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" and Daryl Hall and John Oates' "Out of Touch" placed at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively; the next week, the songs switched spots.
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Major Lazer's "Cold Water," featuring Justin Bieber and MO, drops to No. 3 on the Hot 100 from its No. 2 peak. It stays at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (where it spent its first three weeks at No. 1) with 19.2 million U.S. streams (down 3 percent); rebounds 6-3 on Digital Songs (which it led for a week, upon its debut), with 56,000 sold, up 4 percent (helped by a 69-cent price tag in the iTunes Store); and jumps 7-4 on Radio Songs (108 million, up 9 percent). "Water" also rises 2-1 on the Dance Club Songs chart.
Sia's former four-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, is steady at No. 4, while remaining the most-heard song on U.S. radio, tallying a sixth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (143 million, down 3 percent). Sia also claims the Hot 100's top debut of the week, as her new single "The Greatest," featuring Kendrick Lamar, launches at No. 52.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, The Chainsmokers' other song in the region, the No. 3-peaking "Don't Let Me Down," featuring Daya, stays at No. 5.
Twenty One Pilots' second song in the Hot 100's top 10, "Ride," rebounds 7-6, after reaching No. 5. It switches spots with Calvin Harris' No. 3-peaking "This Is What You Came For," featuring Rihanna (6-7).
Adele's "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)" reaches a new high on the Hot 100, returning to the top 10 with an 11-8 jump. As previously reported, the track takes over atop the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where it's her fourth No. 1 and second from her album 25, following "Hello."
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Rihanna's "Needed Me" rises 10-9 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 7, and rises 2-1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it's her sixth leader. The track halts the record 18-week reign of Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. (Meanwhile, "Dance," which led the Hot 100 for 10 weeks, departs the chart's top 10, dropping 9-11, ending Drake's streak of 51 consecutive weeks in the Hot 100's top 10. Still, despite the run stopping a week shy of a full year, it's the best streak ever by a male artist and is second among all acts only to Katy Perry's 69-week run in 2010-11.)
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Charlie Puth's "We Don't Talk Anymore," featuring Selena Gomez, reaches the top 10, lifting 12-10. The collab holds at No. 4 on Digital Songs (53,000, down 10 percent; it's on sale for 69 cents in the iTunes Store); pushes 13-12 on Streaming Songs (11.9 million, up 3 percent); and backtracks 16-17 on Radio Songs, but with a 5 percent gain to 64 million.
Puth scores his second Hot 100 top 10 and first as a lead artist; he previously reached the tier as featured on Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 last year. Gomez achieves her sixth top 10 (and first in a featured role). (As for the song's title, it's the second "We Don't Talk Anymore" to reach the Hot 100's top 10; Cliff Richard's same-named but different composition rose to No. 7 in 1980.)
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Just beyond the Hot 100's top 10, DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You," featuring Bieber, returns to its No. 12 high (13-12), first reached upon its debut four weeks ago; D.R.A.M.'s "Broccoli," featuring Lil Yachty, leaps 18-14; and Ariana Grande boasts two songs, both from her album Dangerous Woman, in the top 20: "Into You," which holds at No. 15 (after reaching No. 13), and "Side to Side," featuring Nicki Minaj, which bounds 31-18 in its second week. Grande and Minaj's collab soars into the Streaming Songs top 10 (17-8; 13.5 million, up 34 percent) and speeds 26-11 on Digital Songs (40,000, up 39 percent) following the first full week of tracking after the song's video premiered Aug. 29; they performed it on the MTV Music Video Awards the night before.
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Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column and other posts later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 13), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The Hot 100 and other charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (Sept. 16).
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