Hot 100 Chart Moves: Cardi B's 'Bodak Yellow' and J Balvin & Willy William's 'Mi Gente' Hit Top 40
Plus, three Linkin Park songs return.
As previously reported, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, matches the longest command of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2017, logging a 12th week at No. 1 on the chart dated Aug. 12. The song matches the 12-week reign of Ed Sheeran's Shape of You" in January through April.
Additionally, all five members of One Direction have now charted solo songs in the Hot 100's top 40, as Louis Tomlinson's "Back to You," featuring Bebe Rexha and Digital Farm Animals, debuts at No. 40. Plus, "Strip That Down," by 1D's Liam Payne, featuring Quavo, reaches a new peak, surging 25-16 with the Hot 100's top digital sales gain (up 99 percent to 54,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen Music, helped by a 69-cent sale tag in the iTunes Store).
Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?
Cardi B joins an exclusive club of female rappers to have reached the Hot 100's top 30 with a rap song on their own (without any featured or other lead acts). Since 2010, the group includes only Nicki Minaj, Young M.A. and now Cardi B. Young M.A. took her debut hit "OOOUUU" to No. 19 in November 2016.
J Balvin & Willy William, "Mi Gente"
As "Despacito" dominates the Hot 100, another Spanish-language hit enters the top 40, with "Mi Gente" jumping 42-30. Streams are largely driving the track, as it rises 33-20 on Streaming Songs (14.1 million U.S. streams, up 22 percent).
Linkin Park, "Numb," "In the End" & "Heavy"
While Linkin Park charts a record-breaking 23 titles on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart after the July 20 death of frontman Chester Bennington, three of the band's songs re-enter the Hot 100. (Older songs are eligible to appear on the chart in the top 50 if sparked by a meaningful reason for their return to prominence.)
"Numb" returns to the Hot 100 at No. 34 (after originally reaching No. 11 in 2004) and revisits Digital Song Sales at No. 10 (32,000 downloads sold, up 201 percent). The band had last hit the Hot 100's top 40 in May 2012 when "Burn It Down" debuted at its No. 30 peak and had last ranked in the Digital Song Sales top 10 in 2009 with the No. 3-peaking "New Divide."
"In the End," Linkin Park's highest-charting Hot 100 hit (No. 2, 2002), re-enters at No. 37 and "Heavy," featuring Kiiara and from the band's latest album, One More Light, returns at No. 45, a new peak. The track had first climbed to No. 50 in June.