Post Malone Rules Billboard Hot 100 for Fifth Week, Sam Smith Hits New High, Maroon 5 & SZA Reach Top 10
"Rockstar" reigns, "Too Good at Goodbyes" bounds to No. 4 & "What Lovers Do" leaps 12-9.
Meanwhile, Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes" surges to a new peak, jumping from No. 10 to No. 4, as his sophomore album, The Thrill of It All, launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Plus, Maroon 5's "What Lovers Do," featuring SZA, lifts 12-9 on the Hot 100 as the group's new album, Red Pill Blues, starts just below Smith's new set, at No. 2, on the Billboard 200.
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 (Nov. 14).
"Rockstar," released on Republic Records, logs a sixth (nonconsecutive) week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 43.6 million U.S. streams (down 5 percent), in the week ending Nov. 9, according to Nielsen Music. It slips 4-5 on Digital Song Sales, which it led for a week, with 47,000 downloads sold (up 2 percent) in the week ending Nov. 9.
"Rockstar" bounds 14-10 on Radio Songs with 74 million in all-format audience (up 17 percent) in the week ending Nov. 12, marking Post Malone's first Radio Songs top 10. He previously reached the chart with "White Iverson" (No. 24, 2015) and "Congratulations," featuring Quavo (No. 34, August). 21 Savage likewise achieves his first Radio Songs top 10.
And, "Rock" chart update: With a fifth week atop the Hot 100, "Rockstar" passes Michael Jackson's 1980 No. 1 "Rock With You" as the hit with the third-most weeks on top among No. 1s with "rock" in their titles. Ahead are only Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock & Roll" (seven weeks, 1982) and LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem," featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock (six, 2011).
Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug, holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100. It gains by 22 percent to 57,000 downloads sold, despite a 3-4 retreat on Digital Song Sales, and holds at No. 4 on Streaming Songs (32.9 million, up 2 percent).
On Radio Songs, "Havana" hurtles 17-9 (75 million, up 23 percent), good for top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100. Cabello earns her second solo Radio Songs top 10, following "Bad Things," with Machine Gun Kelly (No. 3, February). As a member of Fifth Harmony (whom she departed nearly a year ago), she notched two Radio Songs top 10s: "Worth It," featuring Kid Ink (No. 9, 2015), and "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign (No. 4 2016).
Looking ahead to next week, the gap tightens this week between "Havana" and "Rockstar" on the Hot 100, as the former gains by 10 percent in overall chart points and the latter decreases by 1 percent. (Both songs are on sale for 69 cents in the iTunes Store.) Perhaps helping the momentum of "Havana": a new remix with Daddy Yankee dropped yesterday (Nov. 12) and Cabello performed the song on the MTV Europe Music Awards the same night.
Cardi B's former three-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" is steady at No. 3.
Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes" roars 10-4 on the Hot 100, passing its prior No. 5 peak reached upon its debut eight weeks earlier. The ballad bounds 14-5 on Streaming Songs (27.2 million, up 40 percent) and keeps at No. 8 on Digital Song Sales (28,000, down 2 percent) and No. 11 on Radio Songs (70 million, up 2 percent). As previously reported, parent album The Thrill of It All bows as Smith's first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, with 237,000 equivalent album units.
Smith's first LP, In the Lonely Hour, reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200 in 2014 and spun off three Hot 100 top 10s: "Stay With Me" (No. 2), "I'm Not the Only One" (No. 5) and "Lay Me Down" (No. 8). ("Goodbyes" is Smith's fifth Hot 100 top 10; he also reached No. 7 in 2014 as featured on Disclosure's "Latch.")
Closing out the Hot 100's top five, Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" is stationary at its No. 5 high. It concurrently crowns the Hot Rock Songs chart for a second week.
Logic's "1-800-273-8255," featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, falls to No. 6 on the Hot 100 from No. 4, after reaching No. 3, and Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" slips 6-7 after hitting No. 4, while ruling Radio Songs for a fifth week (118 million, down 7 percent).
Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" re-enters the Hot 100's top 10 at a new No. 8 peak (from No. 11). Its official video arrived Nov. 9 (the last day of the streaming and sales tracking week for Nov. 25-dated charts, perhaps setting it up for streaming gains on next week's rankings).
As its new set Red Pill Blues enters the Billboard 200 at No. 2 (122,000 units), marking the group's sixth top 10, Maroon 5 jumps to the Hot 100's top 10 with "What Lovers Do," featuring SZA. The song charges 12-6 on Digital Song Sales (38,000, up 52 percent); 8-7 on Radio Songs (79 million, on par with the prior week); and 37-25 on Streaming Songs (16 million, up 21 percent).
Maroon 5 earns its lucky 13th Hot 100 top 10, extending its mark for the most among groups in the 2000s and 2010s (dating to its first top 10, "This Love," in 2004). The Black Eyed Peas follow with 10 in that span; among all acts, Rihanna leads with 31 top 10s since the start of the 2000s, dating to her first in 2005.
"Lovers" featured R&B singer-songwriter SZA celebrates her first Hot 100 top 10.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top tier, J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente," featuring Beyonce, drops 9-10, after rising to No. 3, and leads Hot Latin Songs for a sixth week. (Beyonce should debut on next week's Hot 100, as featured on Eminem's new single, "Walk on Water.")
Below the Hot 100's top 10, two songs enter the top 20 for the first time: G-Eazy's "No Limit," featuring A$AP Rocky and Cardi B (24-13), and Halsey's "Bad at Love" (27-20).
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 (Nov. 14), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.