Lil Nas X's 'Old Town Road' Tops Billboard Hot 100 for 11th Week, Chris Brown & Drake's 'No Guidance' Debuts at No. 9
Drake ties The Beatles for the second-most top 10s all-time.
Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an 11th week. The song boasts the chart's longest reign since Drake spent 11 weeks at No. 1 with "God's Plan" last February through April.
Plus, Khalid's "Talk," which keeps at its No. 3 Hot 100 high, takes over atop the Radio Songs chart and Chris Brown's "No Guidance," featuring Drake, debuts at No. 9 on the Hot 100, marking Brown's 15th top 10 and Drake's 34th. Drake ties The Beatles for the second-most top 10s in the Hot 100's 60-year history, with only Madonna having banked more (38).
Let's run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100 (dated June 22), which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (June 18).
As on the Hot 100, "Old Town Road" (on Columbia Records) leads the Streaming Songs chart for an 11th week, with 99.9 million U.S. streams, down 14%, in the week ending June 13, according to Nielsen Music. "Road" set the record for the top streaming week ever (143 million) following the April 5 arrival of its remix with Cyrus and claims nine of the 11 biggest streaming frames to date, including the top three.
"Road" logs an eighth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart with 71,000 downloads sold, down 18%, in the week ending June 13. On Radio Songs, "Road" dips from its No. 2 high to No. 3, with 99.1 million audience impressions, up nearly 1%, in the week ending June 16.
Billie Eilish's "Bad Guy" holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high, while Khalid's "Talk" keeps at its No. 3 best, with top Airplay Gainer honors for a third week (up 9% to 106 million). The track becomes Khalid's first Radio Songs No. 1 (3-1), after he reached No. 3 with three other hits: as featured, with Alessia Cara, on Logic's "1-800-273-8255" (November 2017) and with "Love Lies," with Normani (September 2018), and "Eastside," with Benny Blanco and Halsey (this March).
Notably, "Talk" is the first R&B/hip-hop hit to crown Radio Songs since Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" on July 21 and 28, 2018, ending a streak of 46 consecutive weeks in which pop, rock and dance/electronic songs dominated. ("Talk" is the first R&B song, not rap, to top Radio Songs since Bruno Mars and Cardi B's "Finesse," which led for four weeks in March and April 2018.)
"Talk" concurrently tops the Hot R&B Songs chart for an eighth week.
Post Malone's "Wow.," the new No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, is steady at No. 6 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 2; his and Swae Lee's one-week No. 1 "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" holds at No. 7; and DaBaby's first top 10, "Suge," is stationary at its No. 8 peak to date.
Chris Brown's "No Guidance," featuring Drake, launches at No. 9 on the Hot 100. The collab begins at No. 4 on Streaming Songs with 28 million streams and No. 9 on Digital Song Sales with 15,000 sold.
Brown ties his best Hot 100 start, having begun at No. 9 with "Forever" in 2008 and as featured on Lil Dicky's "Freaky Friday" in March 2018.
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 (June 18), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.