Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Tops Hot 100 For Second Week, Panic! at the Disco's 'High Hopes' Hits Top 10
Panic! earns its first top 10 since 2006.
Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 24) for a second week, gaining in streams after its first full week of tracking. The song blasted in atop the Hot 100 a week ago, becoming Grande's first No. 1 on the chart.
Meanwhile, Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" returns to its No. 3 Hot 100 high and takes over at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart, dethroning Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, after the latter spent 16 weeks atop the airplay tally.
Plus, Panic! at the Disco earns its second Hot 100 top 10, and first since 2006, as "High Hopes" jumps from No. 12 to No. 8.
Let's run down the top 10 of 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 (Nov. 20).
"Next," released on Republic Records, repeats atop the Hot 100, as well as the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts, with 63.4 million U.S. streams (up 14 percent) and 43,000 downloads sold (down 47 percent) in the week ending Nov. 15, according to Nielsen Music. The track debuted with 55.5 million streams and 81,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 8, with just over five days of streaming and sales data, as it was released late Saturday, Nov. 3.
Grande has released two videos for the song so far, an audio clip upon its release and a lyric video Nov. 6, and on Nov. 18 teased a proper clip.
"Next" concurrently nears Radio Songs, up 94 percent to 22 million in all-format airplay audience. On the mainstream top 40 radio-based Pop Songs chart, the track flies 33-20 with Greatest Gainer honors.
Just below the Hot 100's top 10, Grande's "Breathin" surges 21-14 for a new peak, following the Nov. 7 premiere of its official video. The song bounds by 28 percent to 15.6 million streams and 2 percent to 12,000 sold in the week ending Nov. 15. It also becomes her 10th Radio Songs top 10 (12-7; 68.7 million, up 17 percent).
"Breathin" is from Grande's third No. 1 Billboard 200 album, Sweetener, which debuted atop the chart dated Sept. 1, while "Next" is, as of now, a stand-alone track."Breathin" follows two Hot 100 top 10s from the set: "No Tears Left to Cry" (No. 3 peak in May) and "God Is a Woman" (No. 8, September).
"Next" (down 3 percent in overall activity week-over-week) easily outpaced Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode," which rebounds from No. 3 to its No. 2 Hot 100 high. The track rises 5-4 on Streaming Songs (35.2 million, up 1 percent) and 17-7 on Digital Song Sales (17,000, up 45 percent, boosted by a 69-cent sale price in the iTunes Store) and becomes Scott's first Radio Songs top 10 (11-9; 60.2 million, up 2 percent).
Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" rebounds 4-3 on the Hot 100, revisiting its best rank, as it becomes each act's first No. 1 on Radio Songs (3-1; 99.2 million, up 9 percent). The song unseats Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" after 16 weeks atop Radio Songs (1-2; 98.3 million, down 10 percent), leaving "Girls" tied for the second-longest No. 1 run in the chart's 28-year history, after Goo Goo Dolls' "Iris" (18 weeks, 1998). "Girls" matched the 16-week Radio Songs commands of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Together" in 2005 and No Doubt's "Don't Speak" in 1996-97.
Powered by its cross-genre appeal of DJ Marshmello and alt band Bastille, "Happier" continues atop the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (for a sixth week) and Pop Songs (for a second), after ruling the Nov. 10-dated Alternative Songs airplay tally.
"Happier" dips 4-5 on Digital Song Sales (22,000, down 11 percent) and holds at No. 10 on Streaming Songs (21.2 million, down 4 percent), while adding a ninth week atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
Halsey's "Without Me" pushes 6-4 on the Hot 100, becoming her highest-charting song as a lead artist, as the ballad bests the No. 5 peak of "Bad at Love" in January. She also hit the top 10 as featured on The Chainsmokers' "Closer," which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 in 2016.
"Without Me" rises 3-2 on Digital Song Sales (35,000, up 3 percent); slips 7-8 on Streaming Songs (but with a 3 percent gain to 26 million); and vaults 23-12 on Radio Songs (50.5 million, up 22 percent).
Maroon 5's "Girls" drops 2-5 on the Hot 100, after seven weeks at No. 1; Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams" descends 5-6, after reaching No. 2; and, Sheck Wes' debut hit "Mo Bamba" posts up 9-7 for a new high.
Panic! at the Disco notches its second Hot 100 top 10, and first in over 12 years, as "High Hopes" darts 12-8. The track climbs 6-3 on Radio Songs (95.1 million, up 17 percent, good for the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award) and 6-4 on Digital Song Sales (23,000, down 3 percent) and gains by 2 percent to 12.2 million streams just below Streaming Songs.
Panic, the group-turned-solo-project of Brendon Urie, earns its first Hot 100 top 10 since its debut entry, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," hit No. 7 in August 2006. The act's 12-year, two-month and three-week wait between weeks in the top 10 (Sept. 2, 2006-Nov. 24, 2018) is the longest since Prince, following his April 21, 2016, death, returned to the region with both "Purple Rain" (with the Revolution) and "When Doves Cry" after 21 years, 11 months and two weeks, for the first time since "The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" ranked in the top 10 (June 18, 1994-May 21, 2016).
Panic ends the longest top 10 drought between new top 10s (unlike Prince's return with prior hits) since Paul McCartney, who took 29 years and two weeks between "Spies Like Us" and "FourFiveSeconds," with Rihanna and Kanye West (Feb. 8, 1986-Feb. 21, 2015), a record gap among acts billed in lead roles on bookending songs. Dobie Gray holds the overall mark: 30 years, two months and one week between his sole two top 10s, "Drift Away" and Uncle Kracker's remake of the song, featuring Gray (May 26, 1973-Aug. 2, 2003).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Kodak Black's "ZEZE," featuring Travis Scott and Offset, falls 8-9, after peaking at No. 2 upon its debut four weeks earlier; and, Lil Baby and Gunna's "Drip Too Hard" holds at No. 10, after hitting No. 4.
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