Rae Sremmurd Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100, Migos Soars to Top 10
"Black Beatles," featuring Gucci Mane, rebounds for a seventh week at the summit, while Migos' "Bad and Boujee," featuring Lil Uzi Vert, vaults into the top 10.
Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," featuring Gucci Mane, rises 2-1 for a seventh week atop the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 14). Meanwhile, Migos' "Bad and Boujee," featuring Lil Uzi Vert, blasts 13-2, driven in part by viral buzz and marking the first top 10 for each hip-hop act.
Let's run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, Jan. 4 (a day later than usual, due to the New Year's Day holiday having pushed back chart processing this week).
"Beatles," released on Interscope Records and the first Hot 100 No. 1 for the brother duo of Khalif "Swae Lee" and Aaquil "Slim Jxmmi" Brown (and likewise the first leader for Gucci Mane), returns to the top after a week at No. 2. It adds a sixth week at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart (rising 3-1) with a 120 percent gain to 136,000 downloads sold in the week ending Dec. 29, according to Nielsen Music. (All 50 titles on Digital Song Sales sport gains for the week, reflecting robust holiday shopping.) "Beatles" slips to No. 3 after seven weeks atop Streaming Songs (28.4 million U.S. streams, down 3 percent), while holding at its No. 8 high on Radio Songs (90 million in airplay audience, down 1 percent).
"Beatles" tops Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart for an eighth week. As on the Hot 100, it rules Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a seventh week.
"Beatles" had first topped the Hot 100 (dated Nov. 26) powered in large part by viral videos, with the song serving as the soundtrack to Mannequin Challenge clips, and the runner-up song on the new Jan. 14-dated tally similarly leaps with a viral assist. Migos' "Bad and Boujee," featuring Lil Uzi Vert, vaults 13-2 and becomes the most-streamed song of the week, surging 5-1 on Streaming Songs (32.5 million, up 86 percent). The majority (54 percent) of its streams stem from YouTube (17.6 million), followed by Spotify (7.9 million). The track also crowns the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart (3-1; 14.8 million on-demand clicks, up 32 percent).
As previously reported, "Bad" has inspired numerous memes and tweets playing off the song's "raindrop, drop top" lyrics. A 60-second clip of Migos of performing "Bad" in Lagos, Nigeria, posted to Twitter Dec. 20, has also helped propel the song's profile.
"Bad" easily marks the first Hot 100 top 10 for each act. Trio Migos had previously peaked as high as No. 69 in 2014 with "Fight Night," its first of six entries on the chart. Rapper Lil Uzi Vert's second-highest-charting Hot 100 hit (of five to date) is still climbing, as "You Was Right" jumps 52-42 (in its 25th week on the list).
Also notably, with "Beatles" and "Bad" at Nos. 1 and 2 on both the Hot 100 and Hot Rap Songs concurrently, the top two tracks on each chart match for the first time in more than a year-and-a-half; on May 30, 2015, Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, and Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" ranked at Nos. 1 and 2 on the tallies, respectively (for a third straight week).
The Weeknd's "Starboy," featuring Daft Punk, descends to No. 3 on the Hot 100 after rising 2-1 on the Jan. 7 chart, becoming The Weeknd's third leader and Daft Punk's first. The track drops 3-4 on Streaming Songs (23.3 million, down 7 percent); 5-7 on Radio Songs (100 million, down 3 percent); and 1-11 on Digital Song Sales (although up 18 percent to 101,000; the song had topped the chart the week before partly due to 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store during the week ending Dec. 22). Still, "Starboy" leads the Hot R&B Songs chart for a 14th week.
The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, slides 3-4 on the Hot 100 after spending 12 weeks at No. 1. Impressively, the collab has spent all 22 of its weeks on the chart in the top 10, dating to its debut at No. 9 on Aug. 20. Only one song has logged more weeks in the top 10 from its debut week: Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" (23 weeks, Dec. 5, 2015-May 7, 2016, including two at No. 1; the song went on to become the top title on the 2016 year-end Hot 100).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" retreats to No. 5 from its No. 4 peak.
Also each dropping a notch on the Hot 100, Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall's "Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)" falls to No. 6 from its No. 5 peak; Ariana Grande's "Side to Side," featuring Nicki Minaj, slips 6-7 after reaching No. 4 (and leads the top 40-based Pop Songs airplay chart for a fourth week); and DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You," featuring Bieber, drops 7-8, after peaking at No. 4.
Drake's "Fake Love" hits a new high on the Hot 100, lifting 10-9. The track pushes 8-6 on Digital Song Sales (111,000, up 39 percent); bullets at No. 9 on Streaming Songs (14.7 million, up 4 percent); and dips 16-18 on Radio Songs but with a 3 percent gain to 51 million.
Just beyond the Hot 100's top 10, Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know," featuring Kendrick Lamar, drops from its No. 8 peak to No. 11, although it leads Radio Songs for a third week (130 million, up 6 percent). Meanwhile, Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello's "Bad Things" descends to No. 12 on the Hot 100 from its No. 9 high but hits the Radio Songs top 10 (11-10; 68 million, up 8 percent). Kelly and Cabello each earn their first Radio Songs top 10 (after Cabello had notched two while she was a member of Fifth Harmony).
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 4), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The Hot 100 and other rankings will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (Jan. 6).