Ariana Grande's 'Thank U, Next' Leads Hot 100 for Third Week, Panic! at the Disco Hits New High With 'High Hopes'
"Hopes" becomes Panic's highest-charting Hot 100 hit & its first Radio Songs No. 1. Plus, Halsey's "Without Me" is the new leader in sales.
While the track also tops the Streaming Songs chart for a third week, two titles take over the leads in the Hot 100's other measured metrics: Halsey's "Without Me" reaches No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, while holding at No. 4 on the Hot 100, and Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes" ascends to the top of Radio Songs, while marking a new personal best for the Brendon Urie-led act on the Hot 100, where it lifts 8-6.
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. 27).
"Next," released on Republic Records and which debuted as Grande's first Hot 100 No. 1 on the chart dated Nov. 17, spends a third week atop Streaming Songs, with 43.8 million U.S. streams (down 31 percent) in the week ending Nov. 22, according to Nielsen Music.
The track drops to No. 4 after two weeks atop Digital Song Sales, with 23,000 downloads sold (down 47 percent) in the week ending Nov. 22, and debuts at No. 36 on Radio Songs, with 31.8 million in all-format airplay audience (up 45 percent), in the week ending Nov. 25.
"Next," which plummets 29 percent in overall activity week-over-week, wins a fairly tight race over Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" (up 4 percent), which spends a fourth total frame at its No. 2 Hot 100 high. The track keeps at No. 4 on Streaming Songs (37 million, up 5 percent) and rises 7-6 on Digital Song Sales (18,000, up 3 percent) and 9-8 on Radio Songs (62 million, up 3 percent). "Sicko" posts a fifth week at No. 1 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts.
With the sharp decline of "Next" and the advance of "Sicko," the latter seems in play for No. 1 on the Hot 100 next week, although if Grande releases a proper video for the former during the current tracking week (ending Nov. 29), "Next" would likely surge in streaming. Grande has released two videos for "Next" so far -- an audio clip upon its release Nov. 3 and a lyric video Nov. 6 -- and has since teased the song's forthcoming official proper video, believed to be in the vein of such early 2000s movies as Mean Girls, Bring It On, Legally Blonde and 13 Going on 30.
Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" repeats at its No. 3 Hot 100 high. It falls to No. 2 after a week atop Radio Songs (though up 6 percent to 106 million), while holding at No. 5 on Digital Song Sales (22,000, up 2 percent) and No. 10 on Streaming Songs (21.2 million, essentially even week-over-week). The track tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 10th week.
Halsey's "Without Me" is steady at its No. 4 Hot 100 peak, while climbing 2-1 on Digital Song Sales (37,000, up 5 percent). Halsey earns her second Digital Song Sales No. 1 and first as a lead artist, following her 13-week reign in 2016 as featured on The Chainsmokers' "Closer."
"Without Me" pushes 8-7 on Streaming Songs (26.8 million, up 3 percent) and becomes Halsey's fifth Radio Songs top 10 (12-10; 58.6 million, up 16 percent). She previously hit the Radio Songs top 10 with "Closer" (No. 1, 11 weeks, 2016); "Now or Never" (No. 10, July 2017); "Bad at Love" (No. 3, January 2018); and "Him & I," with G-Eazy (No. 6; March 2018).
Juice WRLD's "Lucid Dreams" rebounds 6-5 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2.
Panic! at the Disco's second Hot 100 top 10, "High Hopes," becomes its highest-charting, as it rises 8-6. It passes the No. 7 peak of the act's debut entry, "I Write Sins Not Tragedies," in 2006.
"Hopes" also becomes Panic!'s first leader on Radio Songs (3-1; 106.7 million, up 12 percent). The act previously reached the ranking only with "Sins," which hit No. 13.
Notably, "Hopes" dethrones Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" atop Radio Songs, with both hits having topped the Alternative Songs airplay chart ("Happier" on Nov. 10 and "Hopes" for a third week this week). The tracks mark the second pair of back-to-back Radio Songs leaders in the past year that also each topped Alternative Songs, after Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" and Imagine Dragons' "Thunder" in late 2017. The prior such pair? Fun.'s "We Are Young," featuring Janelle Monae, and Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know," featuring Kimbra, in 2012. (The only other such set of consecutive Radio Songs No. 1s? Sugar Ray's "Fly" and Chumbawamba's "Tubthumping," in 1997.)
"Hopes" rises 4-3 on Digital Song Sales (23,000, up 2 percent) and debuts at No. 47 on Streaming Songs (12.8 million, up 5 percent), while leading Hot Rock Songs for a fourth week.
Sheck Wes' debut hit "Mo Bamba" keeps at its No. 7 Hot 100 high and Maroon 5's former seven-week No. 1 "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, dips 5-8. The latter tallies a 25th week in the Hot 100's top 10, becoming just the 20th single in the chart's 60-year history to reach the milestone (and Maroon 5 and Cardi B's first each); Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" holds the record with 33 weeks in the top 10 in 2017.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Lil Baby and Gunna's "Drip Too Hard" rises 10-9, after hitting No. 4; and, Kodak Black's "ZEZE," featuring Travis Scott and Offset, falls 9-10, after peaking at No. 2 upon its debut.
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 (Nov. 27), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.