The Chainsmokers Match Beatles & Bee Gees With Three Songs in Hot 100's Top 10 & Ed Sheeran Holds at No. 1
The Chainsmokers are just the third duo or group ever with three simultaneous top 10s. Meanwhile, Sheeran's "Shape of You" leads for a sixth week & Kodak Black notches his first top 10.
Meanwhile, The Chainsmokers boast three songs in the Hot 100's top 10 -- "Something Just Like This" (with Coldplay), "Paris" and "Closer" (featuring Halsey) -- becoming just the third duo or group ever with three simultaneous top 10s, following The Beatles and Bee Gees.
Plus, Kodak Black earns his first Hot 100 top 10 with "Tunnel Vision."
As we do every Monday, let's run down top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, March 7.
Starting with The Chainsmokers, the duo of Alex Pall and Drew Taggart infuses the Hot 100's top 10 with its Coldplay collab "Something Just Like This," up from No. 56 to No. 5, "Paris" (6-7) and "Closer" (5-10), all released on Disruptor/Columbia Records. The Chainsmokers join elite company as only the third duo or group to log at least three concurrent top 10s, following The Beatles and Bee Gees, dating to the Hot 100's Aug. 4, 1958, launch.
At the height of early Beatlemania, The Beatles tallied 10 weeks in 1964 with at least three titles in the Hot 100's top 10 at the same time, highlighted by two weeks with five hits; on April 4, 1964, all five ranked between Nos. 1 and 5, marking the only week that an act has monopolized the entire top five. Bee Gees danced to three simultaneous top 10s for two weeks in 1978, all from the Saturday Night Fever soundtrack. As the brother trio last managed the achievement on March 4, 1978, until this week it had been 39 years and two weeks since a duo or group had tripled up in the top 10.
Among all artists, The Chainsmokers are the 14th act with at least three Hot 100 top 10s in the same week. Justin Bieber had last earned the honor, for 10 weeks (Dec. 5, 2015-Feb. 6, 2016) with "Love Yourself," "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean?"
"Something" soars after its first full week of tracking, following its Feb. 22 release. It bounds 21-2 on Digital Song Sales (83,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music) and debuts at No. 7 on Streaming Songs (18.1 million U.S. streams), while adding 22 million in airplay audience (in the week ending March 5). The song is The Chainsmokers' fifth Hot 100 top 10 and Coldplay's fourth, and first since "A Sky Full of Stars" (No. 10) in 2014; Coldplay had last ranked higher than No. 5 in 2008 with its sole No. 1, "Viva La Vida."
"Something" additionally crowns Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, dethroning "Paris," which last week had replaced "Closer" at No. 1. The songs mark the first set of back-to-back-to-back No. 1s by the same artist in the tally's four-year history.
"Paris" slips a spot from its No. 6 high on the Hot 100, but lifts 12-11 on Radio Songs (66 million, up 5 percent). "Paris" and "Something" are from The Chainsmokers' first full-length album, Memories…Do Not Open, due April 7.
Capping the Hot 100's top 10, "Closer," which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, extends its mark for the most weeks in the top 10 from a title's debut, having totaled all 31 of its frames on the chart in the top 10 since its entrance at No. 9 on Aug. 20, 2016. The track also ties Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars (31 top-10 weeks in 2014-15), for the second-most time in the top 10: LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" did one better, 32 weeks in 1997-98.
Atop the Hot 100, Sheeran's "Shape," released on Atlantic Records, spends a sixth week at No. 1, as well as a sixth frame atop the Digital Song Sales chart (141,000 downloads sold, down 4 percent) and a fourth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs, up by 1 percent to 156 million in audience. It stays at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (39.8 million U.S. streams, down 5 percent) and tops the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart for a second week (18.3 million on-demand clicks, up 2 percent).
The song is from Sheeran's third studio album, ÷, released Friday (March 3) and set to storm in at No. 1 on the March 25-dated Billboard 200 albums chart.
Migos' "Bad and Boujee," featuring Lil Uzi Vert, keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100 following three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. The cut commands Streaming Songs for a 10th week, with 43.9 million U.S. streams (down 5 percent) and dips 13-14 on Radio Songs (61 million, down 3 percent) and 18-22 on Digital Song Sales (31,000 downloads sold, down 12 percent). "Bad" leads Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a ninth week each.
Zayn and Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" is likewise stationary, at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after hitting No. 2. The duet keeps at No. 2 on Radio Songs (113 million, down 1 percent) and descends 4-6 on Streaming Songs (20.2 million, down 6 percent) and 6-8 on Digital Song Sales (47,000, down 26 percent).
Bruno Mars additionally stays in place on the Hot 100 with "That's What I Like" (No. 4), although the song makes gains following the March 1 arrival of its official video. It backtracks 2-3 on Digital Song Sales, but with a 1 percent lift to 76,000 sold, and pushes 15-11 on Streaming Songs (17.4 million, up 8 percent) and 18-12 on Radio Songs (65 million, up 18 percent), winning the chart's top Airplay Gainer award for a second week. On the Hot R&B Songs chart, "Like" logs a third week at No. 1.
Rihanna's "Love on the Brain" rises 7-6 on the Hot 100, hitting a new peak. The song is her 30th top 10, a milestone that only Madonna (the leader with 38 top 10s) and The Beatles (34) had previously achieved. Airplay continues to lead the way for the ballad, which keeps at No. 3 on Radio Songs (107 million, down 2 percent).
Kodak Black blasts 27-8 on the Hot 100 with "Tunnel Vision," his first top 10 on the chart. The track, whose politically charged video arrived Feb. 16, pushes 5-3 on Streaming Songs, up 65 percent to 30.7 million U.S. streams. It zooms 7-2 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and, as on the Hot 100, becomes the rapper's first top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (12-4).
Taking a deeper look at "Tunnel Vision"… the track becomes the highest-charting hit in the Hot 100's history with the word "tunnel" in its title: it one-ups Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love," which rode to No. 9 in 1988. And, triple "vision": Kodak Black's hit is the third top 10 with "vision" in its title, following Foreigner's "Double Vision" (No. 2, 1978) and Mariah Carey's debut smash "Vision of Love" (No. 1, four weeks, 1990).
Meanwhile, Big Sean's "Bounce Back" is steady at No. 9 after reaching No. 6.
Just beyond the Hot 100's top 10, Justin Timberlake's former No. 1 "Can't Stop the Feeling!" rebounds 29-13, blasting 35-6 on Digital Song Sales (51,000, up 124 percent) after he opened the Academy Awards (Feb. 26) with a live performance of the song, from the Trolls soundtrack. Plus, KYLE's "iSpy," featuring Lil Yachty, hits a new Hot 100 peak (20-14); Shawn Mendes' "Mercy" returns to its highpoint (18-17); and Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" steers into the top 20 (22-20).
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (March 7), when all charts, 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 (March 10).