Drake Tops Billboard Hot 100 With 'God's Plan' & Debuts in Top 10 as Featured on BlocBoy JB's 'Look Alive'
"God's Plan" logs a record-extending fourth week of over 75 million U.S. streams. Plus, Kendrick Lamar & SZA soar to the top 10.
Plus, Drake adds his 23rd Hot 100 top 10, padding his mark for the most among rappers, as he debuts as featured on BlocBoy JB's "Look Alive" at No. 6. The track is BlocBoy JB's first Hot 100 entry, making him the first artist to debut in the top 10 with an initial Hot 100 hit since Harry Styles last year.
Let's run down the top 10 of the Hot 100 (dated Feb. 24), which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Feb. 21).
As on the Hot 100, "Plan," released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, posts its fourth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 75.5 million U.S. streams (down 5 percent) in the week ending Feb. 15. The song is the first to tally four weeks of over 75 million U.S. streams, following its prior sums of (in order) 82.4 million, 83.3 million and 79.6 million.
Its four weeks mark the fourth- through seventh-best streaming frames ever, trailing 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).
Following the Feb. 16 premiere of its official video, "God's Plan" could surge on next week's charts.
"Plan" posts a third week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, up 1 percent to 56,000 downloads sold in the week ending Feb. 15. It jumps 17-13 on the Radio Songs chart, gaining 31 percent to 62 million in all-format airplay audience in the week ending Feb. 18, good for the Hot 100's top gain in airplay for a second week. "Plan" ascends to the top of two airplay charts: Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Airplay, becoming Drake's record-extending 30th and 27th No. 1 on each respective ranking.
Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after six weeks at No. 1, and rules Radio Songs for a seventh week (140 million, down 4 percent). The ballad becomes Sheeran's third No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary chart, rising 2-1. Sheeran previously topped AC with "Thinking Out Loud," for 19 weeks in 2015, and "Shape of You" (24 weeks, 2017).
Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse" holds at its No. 3 Hot 100 high and leads Hot R&B Songs for a sixth week. The Hot 100's entire top five is stationary for a second week, as two former No. 1s keep at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively: Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug, and Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage.
Rising Memphis rapper BlocBoy JB (born James Baker) blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 6 with his first entry on the chart, "Look Alive," featuring Drake. The track, whose official video arrived Feb. 8, opens at No. 2 on Streaming Songs with 34 million U.S. streams and No. 6 on Digital Song Sales with 32,000 sold.
BlocBoy JB is the first to debut a first Hot 100 entry in the top 10 as a lead act since Harry Styles, whose first solo hit apart from One Direction, "Sign of the Times," started at its No. 4 peak on April 29, 2017. Directly before Styles, another 1D member earned the honor: Zayn's "Pillowtalk" debuted at No. 1 on Feb. 20, 2016. The last act, like BlocBoy JB, to debut in the Hot 100's top 10 as a lead with a first entry without having been in a group that had charted titles? Soko, whose "We Might Be Dead by Tomorrow" opened at its No. 9 Hot 100 peak on March 29, 2014.
Meanwhile, "Look Alive" featured artist Drake adds his 23rd Hot 100 top 10, extending his record for the most top 10s among rappers. JAY-Z ranks second with 21, followed by Lil Wayne with 20.
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" rises to a new high on the Hot 100 (9-7). It tops Hot Country Songs for a 12th week, extending Rexha's record for the most weeks at No. 1 in the chart's history for a song by a solo female.
Dua Lipa's "New Rules" drops to No. 8 from its No. 6 Hot 100 peak.
Kendrick Lamar and SZA surge 31-9 on the Hot 100 with "All the Stars." The song is from Black Panther: The Album, new atop the Billboard 200. After its official video arrived Feb. 6, the track bounds 21-8 on Streaming Songs (25.7 million, up 69 percent) and 37-28 on Digital Song Sales (15,000, up 24 percent), marking the Hot 100's greatest gains in streaming and sales, and debuts at No. 48 on Radio Songs (23 million, up 14 percent).
Lamar lands his seventh Hot 100 top 10 and second from Black Panther; "Pray for Me," with The Weeknd, debuted at No. 7 last week (and dips to No. 11 this week). SZA scores her second Hot 100 top 10 and first as a lead artist; she reached No. 9 in November as featured on Maroon 5's "What Lovers Do."
Capping the Hot 100's top 10, Migos' "Stir Fry" slips to No. 10 from its No. 8 peak.
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. 21), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.