"Bad," the first Hot 100 No. 1 for both hip-hop trio Migos (Quavo, Takeoff and Offset) and rapper Lil Uzi Vert (as well as the first for the 300 Entertainment label), has inspired numerous memes and tweets playing off the song's "raindrop, drop top" lyrics. Also helping the song's profile, Donald Glover shouted it out during his acceptance speech at the Golden Globes on Jan. 8. With Migos having guested on the FX series Atlanta, created by and starring Glover, the artist said, "I really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making 'Bad and Boujee.' Like, that's the best song ever."
"Bad" tops the Streaming Songs chart for a fourth week with 43 million U.S. streams (up 11 percent) in the week ending Jan. 19, according to Nielsen Music. The majority of its streams stem from YouTube (21.8 million), followed by Spotify (10.6 million). The track also leads the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart for a fourth week (21 million on-demand clicks, up 17 percent).
Impressively, "Bad" wins the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer award for a record fifth straight week. It passes Desiigner's "Panda" and Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake, each of which earned the honor for four consecutive frames in 2016.
"Bad" dips 3-4 on Digital Song Sales (68,000 downloads sold, down 21 percent) but surges 34-27 on Radio Songs, gaining by 23 percent to 41 million in airplay audience. It additionally rules Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a third week each. Migos' second full-length, Culture, featuring "Bad," arrives Friday (Jan. 27); another song from the set, "T-Shirt," debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 43.
Sheeran's "Shape" shifts to No. 2 on the Hot 100 following its No. 1 debut, although it remains the best-selling song in the U.S. and gains in streams and airplay. The cut holds atop Digital Song Sales, down 50 percent to 120,000 sold (having sold 360,000 in its first two frames). It pushes 4-2 on Streaming Songs (21.3 million, up 7 percent) and 18-12 on Radio Songs (75 million, up 31 percent, good for the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer nod).
Meanwhile, Sheeran's other top 10-debuting song from a week ago, "Castle on the Hill," tumbles 6-28 on the Hot 100, down 2-11 on Digital Song Sales (37,000 sold, down 78 percent) and 11-18 on Streaming Songs (9.2 million, down 29 percent). The songs preview Sheeran's third studio album ÷, due March 3. Both boast an official lyric video, with the proper official clip for "Castle" having arrived early today (Jan. 23). At radio, "Shape" is being promoted to pop and adult pop formats, while "Castle" is being worked to alternative and adult alternative.
Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100, following its seven-week command, and The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, rebounds 5-4, after spending 12 weeks at No. 1. "Closer" extends its record for the most weeks logged in the top 10 from a song's debut, having totaled all 25 of its weeks on the chart in the region since its debut at No. 9 on Aug. 20. The track additionally tops the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a 23rd week. (More on The Chainsmokers' debut, as well as a new Hot 100 entry for Halsey, just ahead …)
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, The Weeknd's "Starboy" descends 4-5 after its one week at No. 1. Linking the top five (and as insightful reader Angel Lopez noticed), for a second week all titles are present or current No. 1s. The last time the top five sported nothing but No. 1-peaking titles? Nearly five years ago, as the March 3, 2012-dated Hot 100 looked like this, in order from No. 1 to No. 5 (and featured only women, for that matter): "Part of Me," Katy Perry; "Set Fire to the Rain," Adele; "I Will Always Love You," Whitney Houston; "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," Kelly Clarkson; and "Rolling in the Deep," Adele.
That week in 2012, Perry's song debuted at No. 1; Adele's two hits had led for two and seven weeks, respectively; Houston's had reigned for 14 weeks back in 1992-93 before returning in 2012 following her passing; and Clarkson's had spent two of its three weeks on top. (The last time before this and last week that the Hot 100 sported at least two straight weeks of top fives with only No. 1 hits? In December 2010-January 2011, for six consecutive weeks.)
Back to the current Hot 100, Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello's "Bad Things" bounds to a new high, hiking 10-6. It climbs 9-5 on Radio Songs (99 million, up 12 percent); 7-5 on Digital Song Sales (46,000, down 6 percent); and 14-12 on Streaming Songs (13.3 million, up 5 percent).
And … more Chainsmokers, who debut at No. 7 on the Hot 100 with "Paris." The song, released Friday, Jan. 13 (and accompanied by an official lyric video), enters Digital Song Sales at No. 2 (92,000); Streaming Songs at No. 9 (14.6 million); and Radio Songs at No. 32 (37 million). The duo earns its fourth Hot 100 top 10 and bests the No. 9 debut of "Closer" for their highest arrival. Also notably, the act has also ranked in the Hot 100's top 10 for 38 consecutive weeks, thanks to "Paris," "Closer" and the No. 3-peaking "Don't Let Me Down" (featuring Daya). The record among duos or groups: 48 straight weeks in the top 10 for Ace of Base in 1993-94. Perry holds the overall mark: 69 weeks in a row in 2010-11.
Global success: "Paris" is the second top 10 to name-check the French capital in its title, following Jay Z and Kanye West's "Ni**as in Paris," which hit No. 5 in 2012. The Chainsmokers' new single is also the second song simply titled "Paris" to grace the Hot 100, with the first having charted just after the list's August 1958 launch; that October, Perez Prado and His Orchestra took their "Paris" to No. 95.
Zayn and Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" returns to the Hot 100's top 10, rising 12-8. After debuting at No. 6 on the Dec. 31-dated chart, the collab reaches its highest rank since, aided by continued interest in the Fifty Shades Darker extended trailer, which arrived Jan. 2, and the film's pending Feb. 10 premiere; its soundtrack arrives the same day. The track pushes 4-3 on Digital Song Sales (73,000, up 8 percent); bullets for a second week at No. 14 on Radio Songs (69 million, up 10 percent); and ascends 16-15 on Streaming Songs (11.9 million, up 14 percent), while its official video is possibly imminent. (At No. 77 on the Hot 100, another song from the film and its soundtrack debut: Halsey's "Not Afraid Anymore," powered by its No. 17 start on Digital Song Sales with 30,000 sold.)
Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know," featuring Kendrick Lamar, drops 8-9 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 7, while ruling Radio Songs for a sixth week (142 million, down 2 percent). Closing out the Hot 100's top 10, Bruno Mars' "24K Magic" descends 7-10 after peaking at No. 4.
Just beyond the Hot 100's top tier, three songs climb to new heights: Big Sean's "Bounce Back" (16-15); Rihanna's "Love on the Brain" (19-17); and The Weeknd's "I Feel It Coming" (22-19), like "Starboy" also featuring Daft Punk. Meanwhile, "Brain" becomes Rihanna's record-extending 28th Radio Songs top 10, furthering her lead over runner-up Mariah Carey, who has notched 23 (dating to the chart's December 1990 inception).
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 24), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.