MAGIC! Still No. 1 On Hot 100 as Meghan Trainor & Charli XCX Soar

Spivak, Atweh, Pellizzer, and Tanas
Dustin Aksland

Magic! photographed July 11 at Battery Harris in Brooklyn. 

The Canadian quartet rules for a fifth week with 'Rude,' while Trainor's 'All About That Bass' bounds and Charli XCX's 'Boom Clap' enters the top 10.

"Rude" maintains its hold atop the Hot 100 despite not leading any of the chart's main component surveys that rank airplay, sales and streaming. (It's a fairly rare occurrence, as, in the 83 weeks dating back to the debut of the Streaming Songs survey early last year, the top Hot 100 title hasn't led Radio Songs, Digital Songs or Streaming Songs, nor the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart, in only seven of those frames.)
How does "Rude" continue to dominate? Even though it's not No. 1 in any main metric, it's still showing strong numbers in all. It falls 1-2 on Radio Songs after a week at the summit (166 million all-format audience impressions, down 2 percent, according to Nielsen BDS). It holds at its No. 2 high on Streaming Songs (8.2 million U.S. streams, up 2 percent) and stays at No. 2 on On-Demand Songs (3 million, down 5 percent), which it led for three weeks. On Digital Songs, "Rude" keeps at No. 5 with 122,000 downloads sold (down 8 percent) in the week ending Aug. 10, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It topped the chart for three weeks.

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The M-Train (aka, Meghan Trainor, to borrow her self-appointed handle) keeps on rollin', as "All About That Bass" blasts 8-4 on the Hot 100 and is the new No. 1 (2-1) on Digital Songs. It tops the latter chart with a 17 percent jump to 197,000 sold, good for top Digital Gainer honors for a fourth straight week. How notable is that streak? "Bass" is the first song to earn the award for four consecutive weeks since digital sales began contributing to the Hot 100 in February 2005. Prior to the digital era, the Hot 100 bestowed a top "Sales Gainer" honor (powered by physical singles' increases), and the last time a song took that title for four weeks in a row was more than 10 years ago: JoJo's fellow debut hit "Leave (Get Out)" in May 2004. (Must be something special in the Massachusetts air: JoJo, while born in Vermont, was raised in Foxborough, Mass. Trainor is from the state's island of Nantucket.)

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After debuting last week at No. 6, Jessie J, Grande and Nicki Minaj slip to No. 9 with "Bang Bang." Download sales continue to contribute the biggest bulk of its chart points (52 percent), with 141,000 sold (down 39 percent). It drops 1-2 on Digital Songs, but powers 21-14 on Streaming Songs (4.1 million, up 34 percent) and 47-37 on Radio Songs (38 million, also up 34 percent).
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Charli XCX's "Boom Clap" thunders 11-10 as the top Airplay Gainer. The track, from the soundtrack to "The Fault in Our Stars," lifts 10-8 on Radio Songs, up by 19 percent to 83 million. It holds at No. 11 on Digital Songs (87,000, down 6 percent) and No. 20 on Streaming Songs (3.5 million, up 3 percent). The British singer/songwriter scores her third top 10 in as many Hot 100 visits, and, notably, her first in a lead role. Prior to the seven-week reign of "Fancy," she reached No. 7 last year as featured on Icona Pop's "I Love It."
Disclosure's "Latch," featuring Smith, departs the Hot 100's top 10, falling 10-11, but commands the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a fifth week.
Also just below the Hot 100's top 10, Minaj's "Anaconda" slithers in as the top debut at No. 19. Sales lead the way (accounting for 71 percent of its overall points), as the cut launches at No. 3 on Digital Songs with 141,000. The song is Minaj's 51st Hot 100 hit, extending her mark for the most among female rappers (Missy Elliott is next with 31) and tying her with Eminem for the seventh-best total among all rappers; Lil Wayne leads the category with 122. Among all artists, Minaj breaks out of a tie with Michael Jackson and also equals Rod Stewart's 51 career Hot 100 entries.
Visit tomorrow (Aug. 14), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety and Digital Songs, Radio Songs and Streaming Songs, will refresh, as they do each Thursday. The latest charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine (on sale on Friday, Aug. 15).