Drake's 'God's Plan' Dominates Billboard Hot 100 for Third Week & Three Songs Enter Top 10
Drake's leader is the first song to post three weeks of at least 75 million U.S. streams. Plus, new top 10s for The Weeknd & Kendrick Lamar; Migos; and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line.
Plus, three songs enter the Hot 100's top 10: The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar's "Pray for Me," the chart's top debut at No. 7; Migos' "Stir Fry," which jumps 12-8; and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be," up 11-9.
As we do every Monday, let's run down the top 10 of the Hot 100 (dated Feb. 17), which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 13).
As on the Hot 100, "Plan," released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, posts its third week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 79.6 million U.S. streams (down 4 percent) in the week ending Feb. 8. The song is the first to log three weeks of more than 75 million U.S. streams, following its second-week sum of 83.3 million and debut-week total of 82.4 million.
Those three figures mark the sixth-, fourth- and fifth-best streaming weeks ever, respectively. They trail only Baauer's "Harlem Shake" (103.1 million and 97.6 million in its first and second weeks, March 2 and 9, 2013, respectively, driven largely by viral videos incorporating the song's official audio) and Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" (84.5 million; Sept. 16, 2017).
"Plan" rebounds from No. 4 to a second week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, despite a 15 percent drop to 55,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 8. It surges 30-17 on the Radio Songs chart, up 35 percent to 48 million in all-format airplay audience in the week ending Feb. 11, good for the Hot 100's top gain in airplay.
Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after six weeks at No. 1. It rules Radio Songs for a sixth frame (146 million, down 3 percent).
Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" holds at its No. 3 Hot 100 high, while zooming 5-1 to top the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, where it's Mars' ninth No. 1 and Cardi B's third. The collab crowns Hot R&B Songs for a fifth week.
The Hot 100's entire top five is stationary, as two former No. 1s round out the region: Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug, holds at No. 4 after leading the Jan. 27-dated chart, and Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, repeats at No. 5 after spending eight weeks at No. 1.
Dua Lipa's "New Rules" rises 7-6 for a new peak on the Hot 100. It bullets for a third week at its No. 3 Radio Songs high (107 million, up 1 percent) and leads the Pop Songs airplay chart for a third frame.
The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar soar onto the Hot 100 at No. 7 with "Pray for Me." The track starts on Digital Song Sales at No. 2 (53,000) and Streaming Songs at No. 16 (17.2 million) and rises 47-35 on Radio Songs (32 million, up 35 percent).
The Weeknd notches his seventh Hot 100 top 10 and first since "I Feel It Coming" (featuring Daft Punk), which reached No. 4 last April; "Pray" is his first song to debut in the top 10. Lamar logs his sixth Hot 100 top 10 and third top 10 debut; last April, his "Humble." arrived at No. 2, before leading the chart dated May 6, the week that "DNA." debuted at its No. 4 peak.
"Pray" is from the soundtrack Black Panther The Album, Music From and Inspired By, released last Friday (Feb. 9). Superhero film Black Panther premieres in U.S. theaters this coming Friday (Feb. 16).
Following the first full week of tracking for its official video, released Jan. 28, Migos' "Stir Fry" cooks up a 12-8 Hot 100 ascent, led by its 6-5 climb on Streaming Songs (27.3 million, up 7 percent).
Migos earn their third Hot 100 top 10 and second from their album Culture II, which debuted at No. 1 on the Feb. 10-dated Billboard 200 albums chart and ranks at No. 2 in its second week. The set's "MotorSport," with Minaj and Cardi B, reached No. 6 on the Hot 100 dated Dec. 30; "Bad and Boujee," featuring Lil Uzi Vert (and from prior LP Culture), spent three weeks at No. 1 beginning Jan. 21, 2017.
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" rounds out the trio of new Hot 100 top 10s, rising 11-9. It pushes 8-7 on Digital Song Sales (34,000, although down 7 percent; it's on sale for 69 cents in the iTunes Store); 19-15 on Radio Songs (54 million, up 15 percent); and 20-17 on Streaming Songs (18.7 million, up 4 percent).
Rexha earns her third Hot 100 top 10; David Guetta's "Hey Mama," featuring Nicki Minaj, Rexha and Afrojack, reached No. 8 in June 2015 and G-Eazy and Rexha's "Me, Myself & I" hit No. 7 in March 2016. Florida Georgia Line logs its second Hot 100 top 10, following its debut hit "Cruise" (featuring Nelly), which rose to No. 4 in July 2013.
"Meant" concurrently tops the Hot Country Songs chart for an 11th week, granting Rexha a record: it becomes the longest-leading No. 1 in the chart's history for a song by a lead female, passing the 10-week reign of Taylor Swift's fellow country/pop crossover hit "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in 2012-13; Swift's hit retains the record for the most weeks at No. 1 for a female unaccompanied by another act. (Hot Country Songs began as an all-encompassing genre songs chart in 1958 and adopted the Hot 100's streaming-, airplay- and sales-based methodology on Oct. 20, 2012, the first week at No. 1 for Swift's "Never.")
"Meant" is the second Hot Country Songs No. 1 to reach the Hot 100's top 10 within the last year. Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" logged a record 34 weeks at No. 1 on Hot Country Songs (beginning Feb. 25, 2017) and reached No. 6 on the Hot 100 (April 22).
Meanwhile, "Meant" marks the latest milestone in Florida Georgia Line's expansion beyond country. The twosome (Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley) also ranks at No. 46 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 40, as featured, with Watt, on Hailee Steinfeld and Alesso's "Let Me Go." Last July, FGL led Country Airplay with "God, Your Mama, And Me," featuring Backstreet Boys, and, in April 2017, the duo reached No. 16 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs as featured on The Chainsmokers' "Last Day Alive."
Halsey's "Bad at Love" closes out the Hot 100's top 10, descending 6-10 after peaking at No. 5.
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. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 13), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The next issue of Billboard magazine is on sale Friday (Feb. 16).