'Despacito' Tops Hot 100 for 7th Week & DJ Khaled's 'Wild Thoughts,' Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, Debuts at No. 4
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 8) for a seventh week. Meanwhile, DJ Khaled's new single "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 4.
As we do each Monday, let's run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre sales, airplay and streaming data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, June 27.
"Despacito" (released on Universal Music Latino / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Def Jam / UMLE / Republic Records) leads the Digital Song Sales chart for an eighth week, with 139,000 downloads sold (down 1 percent) in the week ending June 22, according to Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounts for 78 percent of the song's sales (in line with its 80 percent share the prior three weeks). The track tops the Streaming Songs chart for a seventh week, with 66.6 million U.S. streams (down 4 percent) in the week ending June 22. On Radio Songs, "Despacito" pushes 3-2 with 134 million in all-format airplay audience (up 6 percent) in the week ending June 18.
Now on top for seven weeks, "Despacito" is halfway to matching the command of the longest-leading predominantly Spanish-language Hot 100 No. 1: Los Del Rio's "Macarena" (powered by its Bayside Boys remix) ruled for 14 weeks in 1996.
"Despacito" also tops the Hot Latin Songs chart for a 21st week and the Songs of the Summer chart for a fourth frame, having led each week since the summery summary made its annual return just after Memorial Day.
DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100; it debuted atop theMay 20-dated chart and then spent five weeks at No. 3 before its rebound to No. 2. "One" dips 2-3 on both Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales, while lifting 7-6 on Radio Songs (109 million, up 2 percent). It crowns Hot Rap Songs for an eighth week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a third frame.
Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100; it topped the May 13-dated chart. Still, it leads Radio Songs for an eighth week (152 million, down 2 percent), breaking a tie for his longest command as a lead artist, as it passes the seven-week No. 1 runs of "Just the Way You Are" (2010) and "Locked Out of Heaven" (2013); he's led longer only as featured on Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!" (12 weeks, 2015). "Like" also leads Hot R&B Songs for a 19th week.
Impressively, Mars' record label, Atlantic Records, has now led Radio Songs for 20 consecutive weeks, thanks to "Like" and Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," which racked a 12-week reign directly before. That's the longest streak for a label since then-Island Def Jam Music Group linked 24 straight weeks at No. 1 in 2005 with Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" (16) and "Shake It Off" (three) and Kanye West's "Gold Digger," featuring Jamie Foxx (five).
Now, more Khaled: "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Tiller, blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 (following its June 16 release). It starts at No. 2 on both Digital Song Sales (89,000 sold) and Streaming Songs (36.3 million) and No. 23 on Radio Songs (42 million), marking the highest-ever debut on the lattermost list for Khaled, Rihanna and Tiller and the best by any act since Meghan Trainor's "No" began at No. 21 on March 26, 2016.
"Thoughts," from Khaled's new album, Grateful, released Friday (June 23), and which samples Santana's "Maria Maria," a 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 (featuring The Product G&B) in 2000, marks Rihanna's 31st top 10, the third-best total dating to the Hot 100's Aug. 4, 1958, launch. Here's an updated look at the acts with the most Hot 100 top 10s:
34, The Beatles
29, Michael Jackson (as a soloist)
28, Stevie Wonder
Khaled collects his third Hot 100 top 10, following "I'm the One" and "I'm on One" (featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne), the latter of which reached No. 10 in 2011. Tiller, who posted his first Billboard 200 No. 1 album three weeks ago with True to Self, earns his first Hot 100 top 10. He previously hit a No. 13 high in January 2016 with his debut entry, "Don't."
"Thoughts" additionally marks the third-highest debut of Rihanna's now 60 Hot 100 entries. She started at higher ranks only as featured on two Eminem tracks that each eventually hit No. 1: "Love the Way You Lie" (No. 2 debut, 2010) and "The Monster" (No. 3, 2013). Meanwhile, Rihanna is the fourth woman to make at least 60 Hot 100 appearances, joining Nicki Minaj (78), Aretha Franklin (73) and Taylor Swift (70).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Sheeran's former 12-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Shape of You" descends 4-5, while extending its record for the most weeks spent in the top five from a song's debut, having now tallied its first 24 weeks on the Hot 100 in the top five, dating to its start at No. 1 (Jan. 28).
Kendrick Lamar's "Humble.," which topped the May 6-dated Hot 100, slips 5-6; Future's No. 5-peaking "Mask Off" drops 6-7; and Post Malone's first Hot 100 top 10, "Congratulations," featuring Quavo, rises to a new peak (9-8).
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay's No. 3-peaking "Something Just Like This" retreats 7-9 on the Hot 100, as The Chainsmokers spend a 60th consecutive week in the top 10, a streak second only to Katy Perry's record 69-week run in 2010-11. The collab also collects a 13th week atop the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. Capping the Hot 100's top 10, Zedd and Alessia Cara's "Stay" falls 8-10 after reaching No. 7.
Just beyond the Hot 100's top 10, Imagine Dragons' "Believer" hits a new high (15-11), while ruling Hot Rock Songs for a 16th week, and Selena Gomez's "Bad Liar" jumps 23-20, reaching the top 20 for the first time, boosted by the June 14 premiere of its official video.
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column and by listening (and subscribing) to Billboard's Chart Beat Podcast and Pop Shop Podcast, all posting this week. Plus, visit Billboard.com tomorrow (June 27), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.