J Balvin, Willy William & Beyonce Blast to No. 3 on Billboard Hot 100 With 'Mi Gente', Cardi B No. 1 for Third Week
The remixed "Mi Gente" surges 21-3. Plus, Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow" marks a milestone, Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" rolls to the top 10 & Demi Lovato lifts to a new career high.
Cardi B's "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third week, marking a new longevity record for a hit by an unaccompanied female rapper. Plus, J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente" blasts from No. 21 to No. 3, sparked by its newly added featured artist, Beyonce; Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" rumbles 17-7; and Demi Lovato hits a new best career rank, as "Sorry Not Sorry" rises 10-8 on the latest chart (dated Oct. 21).
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. 10).
With three weeks at No. 1, "Bodak," released on The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, is now the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 for a female rapper without any other billed artists. It passes the only other such leader, Lauryn Hill's "Doo Wop (That Thing)," which ruled for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998, debut at No. 1.
"Bodak" dips to No. 2 after two nonconsecutive weeks atop the Streaming Songs chart, with 47.6 million U.S. streams (down 1 percent) in the week ending Oct. 5, according to Nielsen Music. It drops 3-4 on Digital Song Sales with 45,000 downloads sold (down 18 percent) in the week ending Oct. 5 and becomes Cardi B's first top 10 on Radio Songs (11-10), with 72 million all-format audience impressions (up 4 percent) in the week ending Oct. 8.
Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, logs a third week at No. 2 on the Hot 100, where it's ranked in each of its first three weeks on the chart. It also inks a second week atop Streaming Songs (49.7 million, up 16 percent).
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"Mi Gente" surges from No. 21 to No. 3 on the Hot 100 (after previously reaching No. 19), after the first full week of tracking for its new remix featuring Beyonce, scoring the chart's greatest gains in sales and streaming. It rockets 34-1 on Digital Song Sales (79,000 sold, up 436 percent, with 87 percent of its sales from its new remix) and 14-5 on Streaming Songs (28.7 million, up 50 percent), while also climbing 32-29 on Radio Songs (46 million, up 18 percent).
J Balvin and William each earn their first Hot 100 top 10, while Beyonce banks her 17th (as a soloist, to go along with 10 as a member of Destiny's Child). She had last reached the region with Lemonade track "Formation," which spent a week at No. 10 (upon its debut) in May 2016. She notches her highest rank since "Drunk in Love," featuring JAY-Z, peaked at No. 2 on Feb. 15, 2014.
The two lead artists on "Mi Gente" likewise top Digital Song Sales for the first time, while Beyonce tallies her sixth No. 1 on the chart and first in nearly a decade, since "Singles Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" reigned for three weeks in 2008-09.
Also impressively, "Mi Gente" dethrones Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, atop the Hot Latin Songs chart after the latter led for 35 weeks, six weeks shy of tying the record: Enrique Iglesias' "Bailando," featuring Descemer Bueno and Gente de Zona, ruled for 41 weeks in 2014-15. Balvin earns his fourth Hot Latin Songs leader, while William and Beyonce each achieve their first. Of her four prior appearances, Beyonce had hit a No. 4 high in 2007 with "Irremplazable," her Spanish-language version of her 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Irreplaceable." (Her other Hot Latin Songs top 10: the No. 10-peaking "Beautiful Liar," with Shakira, also in 2007.)
"Mi Gente," meanwhile, follows in the footsteps of "Despacito," which bounded to the Hot 100's top 10 after Bieber joined as a featured artist and went on to top the Hot 100 for a record-tying 16 weeks. This week, it slips 5-9 on the Hot 100.
Logic's "1-800-273-8255," featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, is steady at No. 4 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 3; Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" descends 3-5, following three weeks at No. 1; and Portugal. The Man pushes 7-6 with its first top 10, "Feel It Still," which also crowns Hot Rock Songs for a second week.
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Imagine Dragons add their fourth Hot 100 top 10, as "Thunder" storms 17-7. It bullets at No. 2 after a week atop Digital Song Sales (76,000, up 17 percent), helped by its appearance in Microsoft Surface Laptop's "Powerfully Beautiful" ad. It also jumps 41-28 on Streaming Songs (14.7 million, up 15 percent) and 35-25 on Radio Songs (50 million, up 35 percent), winning the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award.
The group previously hit the Hot 100's top 10 with prior single "Believer" (down to No. 11 this week after climbing to No. 4); "Demons" (No. 6, 2013); and "Radioactive" (No. 3, 2013; the song also spent the most time on the Hot 100 in the chart's history: 87 weeks).
Meanwhile, of the 58 Hot 100 top 10s in 2017, three have been rock tracks (defined as titles that have hit the Hot Rock Songs chart), with two by Imagine Dragons ("Believer" and "Thunder"); the other is Portugal. The Man's "Still." In 2016, fairly similarly, five of 57 total top 10s were rock, and also by two acts: Prince (two, originally from the '80s, following his passing) and Twenty One Pilots (three).
Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry" lifts 10-8 on the Hot 100, marking a new personal best; she had previously charted as high as No. 9 with her 2008 Joe Jonas duet "This Is Me," from the Disney movie Camp Rock (starring both singers). (Her two other top 10s each reached No. 10: "Skyscraper," in 2011, and "Heart Attack," in 2013.) "Sorry" bullets at No. 13 on Streaming Songs (19.7 million, essentially even week-over-week) and jumps 20-15 on Radio Songs (65 million, up 15 percent).
Just outside the Hot 100's top 10, Charlie Puth's "Attention" places at No. 15, after reaching No. 5, and rules Radio Songs for a fifth week (112 million, down 4 percent). Plus, two titles hit the Hot 100's top 40 for the first time: Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug (44-29), and Post Malone's "I Fall Apart" (65-39).
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. 10), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.