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The Chainsmokers' 'Closer' Leads Hot 100 for Eighth Week, gnash's 'I Hate U I Love U' Hits Top 10

The Chainsmokers photographed at the 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival
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The Chainsmokers photographed at the 2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park on Oct. 1, 2016 in Austin, Texas. 

"Closer" continues to rule, The Weeknd's Daft Punk-featuring "Starboy" rises to No. 2 & gnash reaches the top tier with his debut hit, featuring Olivia O'Brien.

The Chainsmokers remain atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 22), as "Closer," featuring Halsey, leads for an eighth week. Meanwhile, The Weeknd rises to No. 2 with "Starboy," featuring Daft Punk, and gnash's "I Hate U I Love You," featuring Olivia O'Brien, enters the top 10.
As we do every Monday when the chart is compiled, let's look at the Hot 100's top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.

"Closer," released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, and the first Hot 100 No. 1 for both The Chainsmokers (Drew Taggart and Alex Pall) and Halsey, remains the top-selling song, as well as the most-streamed song and the most-heard track on radio in the U.S. It leads the Digital Song Sales chart (123,000 downloads sold, down 10 percent, in the week ending Oct. 6, according to Nielsen Music) and the Streaming Songs chart (35.2 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent) for an eighth week each. It also tops the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming survey for a ninth week (19.2 million on-demand clicks, down 11 percent), and the Radio Songs ranking for a second week (143 million in airplay audience, up 3 percent, in the week ending Oct. 9).

As "Closer" commands the Hot 100 and all three of the Hot 100's main component charts (Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs and Radio Songs), as well as On-Demand Songs, simultaneously for a second week, it's the first song to do so for multiple frames since Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, led all the rankings at the same time for eight weeks in February-April 2015 (on its way to earning the No. 1 spot on the 2015 year-end Hot 100).

"Closer" additionally tops Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for an eighth week, and the Pop Songs radio airplay chart for a third frame.

The Weeknd pushes 3-2 on the Hot 100 with "Starboy," featuring Daft Punk. It holds at No. 2 on both Digital Song Sales (92,000, up 4 percent) and Streaming Songs (with an 18 percent surge to 27 million streams), powered in part by the Sept. 28 release of its official video and The Weeknd's performance on NBC's Saturday Night Live on Oct. 1. It also roars 16-8 on Radio Songs (86 million, up 34 percent), becoming The Weeknd's sixth Radio Songs top 10 and Daft Punk's second, following their "Get Lucky" (featuring Pharrell Williams) in 2013. Meanwhile, Daft Punk ties its highest Hot 100 rank; "Lucky" spent five weeks peaking at No. 2.

"Starboy" additionally tops Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a second week. The song is the lead single from The Weeknd's album of the same name, due Nov. 25.

Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens" drops to No. 3 on the Hot 100 after four weeks at its No. 2 high. It bounds 5-2 on Radio Songs (120 million, up 12 percent), keeps at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales (73,000, down 5 percent) and falls 3-4 on Streaming Songs (19 million, down 5 percent). It tallies a ninth week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart.

Closing out the Hot 100's top five are two tracks featuring Justin Bieber, who boasts a pair of songs in the region for a third consecutive week. First, Major Lazer's "Cold Water," featuring Bieber and MO, holds at No. 4 after reaching No. 2. It descends 3-5 on Radio Songs (112 million, down 6 percent); stays at No. 5 on Streaming Songs (16.1 million, down 2 percent); and falls 11-15 on Digital Song Sales (30,000, down 16 percent).

DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You," also featuring Bieber, remains at No. 5 on the Hot 100, after rising to No. 4. The collab stays at No. 6 on Streaming Songs (14.5 million, down 2 percent); lifts 9-7 on Radio Songs (94 million, up 13 percent); and slips 7-9 on Digital Song Sales (41,000; down 9 percent; it's on sale for 69 cents in the iTunes Store).

D.R.A.M.'s first Hot 100 top 10, "Broccoli," featuring Lil Yachty, reaches a new Hot 100 peak, climbing 8-6, and tops Hot Rap Songs for a fifth week; Shawn Mendes' "Treat You Better" slips to No. 7 from its No. 6 Hot 100 high (while crowning the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, where it rises 2-1); Sia's former four-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, drops 7-8; and The Chainsmokers' other song in the top 10, "Don't Let Me Down" (featuring Daya), stays at No. 9 after hitting No. 3.

Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, gnash's "I Hate U I Love You," featuring Olivia O'Brien, jumps 13-10, marking the first top 10 for each act (in each's first visit to the chart). The track retreats 5-6 on Digital Song Sales but with a 4 percent gain to 52,000 (helped by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store); hikes 30-23 on Radio Songs (48 million, up 14 percent); and drops 13-18 on Streaming Songs (9.4 million, down 6 percent).

Notably, "Hate" hits the Hot 100's top 10 in its 25th week, completing the longest trip to the tier in nearly three years, since Imagine Dragons' "Demons" reached the region in its 27th week (Nov. 9, 2013).

Gnash (real name: Garrett Nash) wrote "Hate" with O'Brien, and told Billboard in June that, "Olivia sent me a voicemail with the chords and the hook and the structure. I was like, 'This song is amazing. I identify with this.' So I went in on that record with her and … by the time it was done, I was like, 'This makes me feel good. This is a cathartic thing; I got something off of my chest.' I think that's what a hit is. It's something that makes you feel like, 'I'm doing something here with this song that's gonna help other people feel a certain type of way, and it's gonna make people connect with what I'm saying.' "

Gnash, 23, added that he's been surprised about the success of the song, which he produced himself. After recording it, he told his mother, "'Mom, I just put my biggest song ever out,' kinda joking, and she was like, 'Go back to bed, honey.' That's about the extent of what I thought the song was gonna be."

In moves just below the Hot 100's top 10, Ariana Grande's "Side to Side," featuring Nicki Minaj, jumps 19-12, notably passing the No. 13 peak of prior Dangerous Woman single "Into You," and Kiiara's "Gold" rises 15-13, both hitting new highs. Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers' new song "All We Know," featuring Phoebe Ryan, debuts at No. 18, powered largely by 11.1 million first-week streams and 59,000 in sales; Hailee Steinfeld and Grey's "Starving," featuring Zedd, reaches the Hot 100's top 20 (24-20); and One Direction's Niall Horan's first solo single "This Town" charges 63-25 (following its first full week of tracking).

Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column later this week, and visit tomorrow (Oct. 11), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.