Ariana Grande's '7 Rings' Rules Billboard Hot 100 for 8th Week, Passing Her Reign With 'Thank U, Next'
Plus, Post Malone boasts two of the top three spots.
Ariana Grande rewrites her longest command of the Billboard Hot 100, as "7 Rings," her second leader on the list, rules for an eighth week. She first topped the Hot 100 for seven weeks with "Thank U, Next" beginning in November.
Plus, Post Malone claims the Nos. 2 and 3 spots on the Hot 100, led by his single "Wow.," which hits a new high at the runner-up rank.
Additionally, Blueface's "Thotiana" returns to the Hot 100's top 10 at a new No. 8 peak and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's former Hot 100 No. 1 "Shallow," now at No. 10, becomes Gaga's first top 10 on the Radio Songs chart since "Applause" in 2013.
Let's run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100 (dated April 6), which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 2).
"Rings," released on Republic Records, holds at its No. 2 high on Radio Songs, despite a 1 percent dip to 91.8 million audience impressions in the week ending March 31, according to Nielsen Music. It drops to No. 3 on the Streaming Songs chart, after eight weeks at No. 1, with 35.5 million U.S. streams, down 3 percent, in the week ending March 28. On Digital Song Sales, it rebounds 6-5, after three weeks at No. 1 (17,000 downloads sold, down 5 percent, in the week ending March 28).
Post Malone sports two songs in the Hot 100's top three for the first time, as "Wow." rises to a new high, pushing 4-2, and former one-week leader "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)," with Swae Lee, keeps at No. 3.
"Wow." jumps 4-2 for a new peak on Streaming Songs, up 15 percent to 35.4 million streams in the week ending March 28, its first full frame of tracking after the March 19 premiere of its new official video. It's steady at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales (23,000, down 2 percent) and holds at No. 7 on Radio Songs (67.5 million, a new weekly best, up 3 percent).
"Sunflower" rebounds 2-1 for a third week atop Streaming Songs (38.7 million U.S. streams, up 7 percent) and lifts 4-3 on Digital Song Sales (21,000, up 13 percent).
Post Malone is the 30th artist in the Hot 100's 60-year history to claim two of the top three positions simultaneously, joining 50 Cent, Akon, Ashanti, Iggy Azalea, The Beatles, Bee Gees, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, The Black Eyed Peas, Boyz II Men, Cardi B, Mariah Carey, Diddy, DJ Khaled, Drake, Grande, Ja Rule, Ludacris, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Monica, Nelly, OutKast, Rihanna, Donna Summer, Taylor Swift, T.I., The Weeknd, Pharrell Williams and Usher.
Grande and The Beatles are the only acts to rank at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 on the Hot 100 simultaneously, with Grande having achieved the feat on the chart dated Feb. 23.
Halsey's former two-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Without Me" descends 2-4, as it leads Radio Songs for a fifth week (92.1 million, down 5 percent). Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Cardi B and Bruno Mars' "Please Me" is stationary at No. 5 after reaching No. 3.
Marshmello and Bastille's No. 2 Hot 100 hit "Happier" holds at No. 6, while ruling the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a 28th week, and J. Cole's No. 4-peaking Hot 100 hit "Middle Child" rises 9-7.
Blueface's "Thotiana" revisits the Hot 100's top 10, climbing from No. 11 to a new No. 8 high after first reaching No. 9 on March 9. The rapper's debut hit holds at No. 5 on Streaming Songs, up 8 percent to 33.9 million streams.
Jonas Brothers' "Sucker," which soared in at No. 1 on the March 16-dated Hot 100, takes an 8-9 licking but wins top Airplay Gainer honors for a third week, as it jumps 19-12 on Radio Songs (55.7 million, up 23 percent). On the Pop Songs airplay chart, "Sucker" surges 13-9, becoming the trio's first top 10; it had previously reached a No. 12 best with "Burnin' Up" in 2008.
Capping the Hot 100's top 10, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's "Shallow" falls 7-10 after leading the March 9-dated chart. Still, the ballad rules Digital Song Sales for a 10th week (28,000, down 12 percent), becoming just the 12th single ever to run up a reign of double-digit weeks. It's the chart's longest-leading No. 1 since Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, spent a record 17 weeks at No. 1 in 2017.
Meanwhile, "Shallow" reaches the Radio Songs top 10, ascending 12-10 (57.4 million, up 3 percent). Gaga earns her 11th top 10 on the airplay tally and first since "Applause," which reached No. 7 in October 2013. She has scored two Radio Songs No. 1s: "Paparazzi" (one week, November 2009) and "Born This Way" (one, April 2011).
The ballad from A Star Is Born spent its first 17 weeks on Radio Songs between Nos. 50 and 36 before entering the top 30 for the first time on the March 9-dated chart, concurrent with its Hot 100 coronation following its Oscars win for best original song.
Just outside the Hot 100's top 10, Lil Nas X's breakthrough track "Old Town Road" blasts 32-15, as it reaches the Streaming Songs top 10, leaping 17-7 (29.1 million, up 61 percent, good for top Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100), and zooms 21-11 on Digital Song Sales (12,000 sold, up 47 percent). It also debuts on the Rhythmic Songs (No. 36) and Pop Songs (No. 38) airplay charts.
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 (April 2), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.