Post Malone's 'Rockstar' Rules Billboard Hot 100, Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect' Hits Top Five
"Rockstar" ties for the longest-leading No. 1 with "rock" in its title.
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. 28).
"Rockstar," released on Republic Records, tallies a ninth (nonconsecutive) week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 55.3 million U.S. streams (up 12 percent), in the week ending Nov. 23, according to Nielsen Music. It also makes twin 5-4 rises on Digital Song Sales, which it led for a week, with 58,000 downloads sold (up 10 percent) in the week ending Nov. 23, and on Radio Songs, with 86 million in all-format audience (up 6 percent) in the week ending Nov. 26.
Helping the song gain: its "ultraviolent" official video premiered Nov. 21.
Meanwhile, Post Malone polishes off a "rock" record: With a seventh week atop the Hot 100, "Rockstar" ties Joan Jett & the Blackhearts' "I Love Rock & Roll" (seven weeks, 1982) for the most weeks on top among No. 1s with "rock" in their titles.
Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug, spends a fourth week at its No. 2 high on the Hot 100. It logs a second week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (85,000, up 14 percent) and holds at No. 3 on both Radio Songs (105 million, up 20 percent, good for the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a third straight week) and Streaming Songs (40.2 million, up 20 percent). As previously reported, "Havana" becomes Cabello's second solo No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
"Rockstar" and "Havana" have now ranked at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on the Hot 100 for four consecutive weeks, and, for a second week in a row, both songs gain in all metrics, with "Havana" tightening the gap between the two: "Havana" increases by 19 percent in overall Hot 100 points, while "Rockstar" rises by 11 percent.
Lil Pump's "Gucci Gang" keeps at its No. 3 Hot 100 peak, driven most heavily by its No. 2 rank on Streaming Songs (49.8 million, up 11 percent), helped by its usage in user-generated viral videos. On Digital Song Sales, the track dips 18-19 but with a 10 percent gain to 20,000 sold.
Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" is steady at its No. 4 Hot 100 high and crowns Radio Songs, where it's the group's first No. 1, for a second week (121 million, up 5 percent). It also becomes the band's second No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs, following prior single "Believer." "Thunder," which Imagine Dragons performed on the American Music Awards Nov. 19 in a medley with Khalid's "Young Dumb & Broke" (which climbs to a new peak, 29-22, on the Hot 100) pushes 4-2 on Digital Song Sales (66,000, up 17 percent) and 21-20 on Streaming Songs (18.3 million, up 7 percent). On Hot Rock Songs, "Thunder" reigns for a fourth week.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" reaches the region (7-5), becoming the second-highest-charting hit from his album ÷, following "Shape of You" (12 weeks at No. 1). "Perfect" passes "Castle on the Hill," which debuted and peaked at No. 6. "Perfect" is Sheeran's third top five hit overall; his first, "Thinking Out Loud," rose to No. 2, for eight weeks, in 2015.
"Perfect" remains at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales (60,000, down 6 percent) and powers 10-6 on Radio Songs (80 million, up 10 percent) and 38-15 on Streaming Songs (18.9 million, up 61 percent); its official video dropped Nov. 9.
Cardi B's former three-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" descends 5-6 and Sam Smith's "Too Good at Goodbyes" slips 6-7, after reaching No. 4.
Like Imagine Dragons' "Thunder," two other songs scale the Hot 100's top 10 following performances at the American Music Awards: Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" (9-8, after hitting No. 4) and Demi Lovato's "Sorry Not Sorry" (12-9, after hitting No. 6, her highest career rank). The former gains by 25 percent to 33,000 sold, and the latter leaps by 32 percent to 26,000.
Capping the Hot 100's top 10, Maroon 5's "What Lovers Do," featuring SZA, returns to the region (11-10), after reaching No. 9 two weeks ago. It rises 6-5 on Radio Songs (85 million, up 6 percent), becoming Maroon 5's 12th top five hit, extending its record for the most among groups in the chart's 27-year history; Boyz II Men and Destiny's Child follow with eight each.
Outside the Hot 100's top 10, one more song performed at the AMAs makes a notable surge to the top 20, while also fueled by the Nov. 18 debut of its official video: Selena Gomez and Marshmello's "Wolves," which soars 51-20. The collab vaults 34-5 on Digital Song Sales (35,000, up 194 percent, marking the Hot 100's top sales gain) and 44-24 on Streaming Songs (16.5 million, up 46 percent) and enters Radio Songs at No. 47 (23 million, up 25 percent). Marshmello makes his first trip to the Hot 100's top 20, while Gomez earns her 11th appearance, and first since "Bad Liar" reached No. 20 in July.
"Wolves" additionally tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a second (nonconsecutive) week, dethroning Marshmello's other current hit, "Silence," featuring Khalid.
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. 28), 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 (Dec. 1).