Kodak Black's 'Zeze' & Bad Bunny & Drake's 'Mia' Launch in Billboard Hot 100's Top 5, Maroon 5 Lead For Fifth Week
Plus, two collaborations debut on the Hot 100 in the top five: Kodak Black's "Zeze," featuring Travis Scott and Offset, at No. 2, and Bad Bunny's "Mia," featuring Drake, at No. 5. Notably, the latter song extends Drake's record for the most top 10s among solo males and marks his 12th top 10 of 2018, pushing him past The Beatles for the most in a single year.
Let's run down the top 10 on the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 23).
Maroon, 5: With a fifth week at No. 1, "Girls" breaks a tie with "Moves Like Jagger," featuring Christina Aguilera (four weeks in 2011), as the second-longest-leading of Maroon 5's four Hot 100 No. 1s. "One More Night" ruled for nine weeks in 2012. (The group's first chart-topper, "Makes Me Wonder," led for three weeks in 2007.)
Longest-leading radio hit this decade: "Girls" leads the Radio Songs chart for a 13th week, with 120 million in audience, down 4 percent, in the week ending Oct. 21, according to Nielsen Music. It moves into a sixth-place tie for most time at No. 1 since the chart launched in December 1990:
Longest-Leading Radio Songs No. 1s
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
18, "Iris," Goo Goo Dolls, Aug. 1, 1998
16, "We Belong Together," Mariah Carey, May 28, 2005
16, "Don't Speak," No Doubt, Dec. 7, 1996
14, "No One," Alicia Keys, Nov. 3, 2007
14, "Because You Loved Me," Celine Dion, April 13, 1996
13, "Girls Like You," Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, Aug, 4, 2018
13, "No Scrubs," TLC, March 20, 1999
13, "I Love You Always Forever," Donna Lewis, Aug. 24, 1996
13, "One Sweet Day," Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 9, 1995
13, "The Sign," Ace of Base, Feb. 26, 1994
13, "End of the Road," Boyz II Men, Aug. 22, 1992
"Girls" passes Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" (12 weeks at No. 1 in 2017) for the longest run atop the chart this decade and sports the longest reign since Alicia Keys' "No One" (14 weeks, 2007).
Looking forward, "Girls" seems likely to keep challenging for Radio Songs milestones; its 120 million in audience is far ahead of the 94.3 million (down 6 percent) for runner-up "Better Now" by Post Malone.
New video gain: "Girls" holds at No. 9 on Digital Song Sales, with 21,000 downloads sold, down 5 percent, in the week ending Oct. 18, after leading the list for six weeks, and jumps 16-11 on Streaming Songs (25.4 million U.S. streams, up 11 percent, in the week ending Oct. 18), where it reached No. 5.
As for its streaming gain, "Girls" benefits from a new official video ("volume 2"), featuring previously unreleased footage of the star-studded cast that appears in the original clip.
Kodak Black's "Zeze," featuring Travis Scott and Offset, blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 2, as it bows atop Streaming Songs with 47.6 million U.S. streams. It also begins at No. 6 on Digital Song Sales (23,000) and drew 4.8 million in airplay audience.
(The race for No. 1 on the Hot 100 was a close one; without the new "Girls" video, and the song's ensuing gain, the track seemingly would not have held onto the top spot over "Zeze.")
Kodak Black earns his second Hot 100 top 10, after "Tunnel Vision" hit No. 6 in March 2017. Scott also instantly scores his best rank, as he adds his fifth top 10, while Offset likewise reaches a new solo high with his second top 10, after Tyga's "Taste," on which he's featured, hit No. 8 in August; Migos, of which Offset is a member with Quavo and Takeoff, has notched four top 10s.
Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams" dips to No. 3 from its No. 2 Hot 100 peak and Post Malone's "Better Now" likewise slips a spot from its highpoint (3-4).
Bad Bunny's "MIA," featuring Drake, debuts at No. 5 on the Hot 100, as it enters Streaming Songs at No. 3 (36.3 million) and charges 44-4 on Digital Song Sales (26,000), while sporting 11.9 million in radio listenership, following its first full week of tracking.
Bad Bunny notches his second Hot 100 top 10, after "I Like It," with Cardi B and J Balvin, which topped the July 7-dated chart. Drake, meanwhile, extends his record for the most top 10s among solo males and moves closer to Madonna's overall mark; he breaks out of a tie with Rihanna for the third-most top 10s among all artists:
Most Hot 100 Top 10s
34, The Beatles
30, Michael Jackson
28, Mariah Carey
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Janet Jackson
27, Elton John
25, Elvis Presley
Of his 32 Hot 100 top 10s, Drake posts his historic 12th of 2018. He passes The Beatles' 11 in their breakout year, 1964. That makes another single-year record for Drake, who, with a 29th week at No. 1 this year, passed Usher for the most time on top in any January-December span.
"Mia" concurrently vaults from No. 9 to No. 1 on the Hot Latin Songs chart. On the Hot 100, the song, all in Spanish, is the first predominantly Spanish-language top 10 since J Balvin and Willy William's "Mi Gente," featuring Beyoncé (No. 3, Oct. 21, 2017); before that, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, spent a record-tying 16 weeks at No. 1. "Mia" is the second predominantly non-English-language top 10 this year, after BTS' mostly Korean-language "Fake Love" (No. 10, June 2).
Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" hits a new Hot 100 high, lifting 8-6, as it spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart. It claims top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100, as it hits the Radio Songs top 10 (12-9; 62 million, up 16 percent), becoming each act's second top 10; Marshmello's "Friends," with Anne-Marie, reached No. 7 in August, while Bastille's "Pompeii" hit No. 4 in 2014.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" slides 6-7 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 4; Lil Baby and Gunna's "Drip Too Hard" drops to No. 8 from its No. 4 peak; 5 Seconds of Summer's "Youngblood" descends to No. 9 from its No. 7 high; and, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" falls 5-10, as parent album the A Star Is Born soundtrack spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Just beyond the Hot 100's top 10, Ella Mai jumps 16-11 with "Trip," which tops the Hot R&B Songs chart for a third week; Imagine Dragons' "Natural" holds at its No. 13 high, as it leads Hot Rock Songs for a 10th week; and, DJ Snake's "Taki Taki," featuring Selena Gomez, Ozuna and Cardi B, bounds to the top 20 (31-16).
Find out more Hot 100 news on Billboard.com this week and, for all chart news, you can listen (and subscribe) to Billboard's Chart Beat Podcast and Pop Shop Podcast and follow @billboard and @billboardcharts. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 23), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.