Cardi B Holds Atop Billboard Hot 100 With 'Bodak Yellow,' Demi Lovato Hits Top 10
"Bodak Yellow" leads for a second week, while "Sorry Not Sorry" is Lovato's first top 10 entry since 2013.
Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a second week, while Demi Lovato logs her first Hot 100 top 10 since 2013, as "Sorry Not Sorry" surges 15-10 on the latest chart (dated Oct. 14).
As we do every Monday, let's run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 3).
A week ago, "Bodak," released on The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, made Cardi B just the second female rapper to top the Hot 100 without any other billed artists, following Lauryn Hill, whose first solo Hot 100 entry (apart from the Fugees), "Doo Wop (That Thing)," led for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998 debut at No. 1. Cardi B (born Belcalis Almanzar, in the Bronx, New York) also became the first female rapper overall to lead the list since Iggy Azalea with "Fancy," featuring Charli XCX, for seven weeks in 2014.
This week, "Bodak" rebounds 2-1 for a second week atop the Streaming Songs chart with 47.9 million U.S. streams (up 3 percent) in the week ending Sept. 28, according to Nielsen Music. It keeps at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales with 55,000 downloads sold (down 1 percent) in the week ending Sept. 28, and pushes 13-11 on Radio Songs, with 69.6 million all-format audience impressions (up 6 percent) in the week ending Oct. 1.
After debuting on the Hot 100 at No. 2 a week ago, Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, holds at the runner-up spot. The track dips to No. 2 on Streaming Songs (42.7 million, down 3 percent) after a week on top, and slides to No. 4 after a week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (43,000, down 46 percent). It also nears Radio Songs with a 240 percent blast to 17 million, netting the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award.
Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" is likewise steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100 for a second week, following three weeks at No. 1. It keeps at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales (65,000, up 12 percent, aided by a 69-cent sale price in the iTunes Store); falls 4-6 on Streaming Songs (26.4 million, down 19 percent); and jumps 10-7 on Radio Songs (84 million, up 2 percent).
The top six titles on the Hot 100, in fact, stay in place from the week before, as Logic's "1-800-273-8255," featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, is steady at No. 4, after rising to No. 3; Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, remains at No. 5 on the Hot 100, after spending a record-tying 16 weeks at No. 1, and tops the Hot Latin Songs chart for a 35th week; and French Montana's "Unforgettable," featuring Swae Lee, is stationary at No. 6 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 3.
Portugal. The Man pushes 10-7 on the Hot 100 with its first top 10, "Feel It Still." The track rises 5-4 on Radio Songs (99 million, up 12 percent); holds at No. 5 on Digital Song Sales (42,000, up 3 percent); and lifts 36-35 on Streaming Songs (13.7 million, up 1 percent).
"Feel" also takes over at No. 1 on the Hot Rock Songs chart, dethroning Imagine Dragons' "Believer" after 29 weeks on top, the second-longest rule in the chart's history; it drops to No. 2 on the survey a week shy of matching the 30-week reign of Twenty One Pilots' "Heathens" in 2016-17.
"Believer," meanwhile, drops 7-8 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 4. Consolation for Imagine Dragons: follow-up "Thunder" bounds 30-17 on the Hot 100 and charges 4-1 on Digital Song Sales (65,000, up 53 percent), helped by its appearance in Microsoft Surface Laptop's "Powerfully Beautiful" ad. The group earns its first Digital Song Sales No. 1, after previously peaking at No. 2 with both "Believer" and "Radioactive" (2013).
Further, the top-selling song in the U.S. is a current rock song (defined as a non-catalog title that has appeared on Hot Rock Songs) for the first time in nearly four years, since Lorde's "Royals" wrapped a five-week run at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales on Nov. 9, 2013. Plus, until this week, a rock band hadn't led Digital Song Sales with a current-based hit since Train, with "Hey, Soul Sister," for three weeks in April 2010; before that, the last such leader was Coldplay with "Viva La Vida" for three weeks in 2008. (As for non-current songs, Prince and the Revolution's 1984 classic "Purple Rain" topped Digital Song Sales for two weeks, and crowned Hot Rock Songs for a week, in May 2016, following Prince's passing.)
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Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Demi Lovato leaps to her fourth top 10 and first in more than four years, as "Sorry Not Sorry" soars 15-10. The track climbs 7-6 on Digital Song Sales (39,000, up 4 percent); keeps at No. 12 on Streaming Songs (19.6 million, down 1 percent); and roars 29-20 on Radio Songs (56 million, up 25 percent).
Lovato first hit the Hot 100's top 10 with her first chart entry, "This Is Me," her Joe Jonas duet from the Disney Channel film Camp Rock (starring both singers) that reached No. 9 in 2008. She then added two No. 10-peaking hits: "Skyscraper," in July 2011, and "Heart Attack," in April 2013. (She just missed the top 10 with the No. 11-peaking "Cool for the Summer" in September 2015.)
Just outside the Hot 100's top 10, Charlie Puth's "Attention" falls 9-11, after reaching No. 5. Notably, while Cardi B's "Bodak" leads Streaming Songs and Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" tops Digital Song Sales, "Attention" rules Radio Songs for a fourth week, with 116 million in audience (down 5 percent).
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. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 3), 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 (Oct. 6).