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The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber's 'Stay' Scores Sixth Week at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

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The Kid LAROI performs onstage during the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, on Sept. 12, 2021.

Plus, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow's "Industry Baby" rebounds to its No. 2 high and the former's "Thats What I Want" debuts at No. 10.

The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's "Stay" notches a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Plus, Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow's "Industry Baby" returns to its No. 2 Hot 100 high, from No. 6, as Lil Nas X's parent LP Montero bounds in at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Additionally, two other songs from the set rank in the Hot 100's top 10: former No. 1 "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)," which returns to the region at No. 9, from No. 13, and "Thats What I Want," a debut at No. 10.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Oct. 2) will update on Billboard.com Tuesday (Sept. 28). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

"Stay," released on Raymond Braun/Columbia Records/Def Jam, drew 81.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 6%) and 26.7 million U.S. streams (down 2%) and sold 10,800 downloads (down 14%) in the week ending Sept. 23, according to MRC Data.

"Stay" adds a second week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart; dips 3-4 on Streaming Songs, where it has spent six weeks on top; and holds at No. 4 on Digital Song Sales, after reaching No. 3.

Meanwhile, as "Stay" tops the Hot 100 for a sixth week, it ties for the third-longest command for a song by two or more co-billed solo male leads over the chart's 63-year history. Here's an updated leaderboard of such No. 1s to reign for at least three weeks (and which excludes duos or groups known for regularly recording together, such as Daryl Hall & John Oates or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis; notably, Bieber and Paul McCartney each factor into two of the top four titles):

  • 16 weeks at No. 1, "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber), beginning May 27, 2017
  • 7 weeks at No. 1, "Ebony and Ivory," Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, beginning May 15, 1982
  • 6 weeks at No. 1, "Stay," The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, beginning Aug. 14, 2021
  • 6 weeks at No. 1, "Say Say Say," Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson, beginning Dec. 10, 1983
  • 4 weeks at No. 1, "Shake Ya Tailfeather," Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, beginning Sept. 6, 2003
  • 3 weeks at No. 1, "All for Love," Bryan Adams/Rod Stewart/Sting, beginning Jan. 22, 1994

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow's "Industry Baby" rebounds to its No. 2 best on the Hot 100, from No. 6. The song is from Lil Nas X's new album Montero, which launches at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 with 126,000 equivalent album units. "Baby," which debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 dated Aug. 7, likewise jumps 6-2 on Streaming Songs, up 35% to 29.2 million streams, its second-best streaming week (after it opened with 40.6 million).

"Baby" also charges into the top 10 on Radio Songs (12-6; 46.7 million, up 19%), becoming Lil Nas X's third top 10 on the tally, after his breakthrough smash "Old Town Road," featuring Billy Ray Cyrus (No. 2, June 2019), and previous Montero single, "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" (No. 3, this July). Harlow reaches the Radio Songs top 10 for the first time.

Plus, "Baby" returns for a fifth week atop both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100.

(Additionally per the stat above, thanks to "Stay" and "Baby," tracks each by multiple co-billed lead solo males rank at Nos. 1 and 2 on the Hot 100 simultaneously for the first time in the chart's archives.)

Concurrently, "Montero" pushes back into the Hot 100's top 10 (13-9), after it led in its debut week (dated April 10; it has spent all 26 of its weeks on the chart in the top 40). It vaults 36-10 on Streaming Songs, up 57% to 16.2 million streams.

Rounding out Lil Nas X's trio of simultaneous Hot 100 top 10s, "Thats What I Want" roars onto the chart at No. 10, as it starts at No. 5 on Streaming Songs (24.2 million). The track arrives as his fifth Hot 100 top 10, and third to debut in the tier. It, along with "Baby," is being promoted to mainstream top 40 radio and debuts on the Pop Airplay chart at No. 34, while "Baby" rises 7-6.

Drake's "Way 2 Sexy" slips 2-3 on the Hot 100, after premiering at No. 1 on the Sept. 18 chart. Still, it posts a third week atop Streaming Songs (32.5 million, down 19%) and claims top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a second week, as it leaps 43-21 on Radio Songs (27.6 million, up 59%).

Ed Sheeran's "Bad Habits" backtracks 3-4 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2; Walker Hayes' "Fancy Like" keeps at its No. 5 high, while topping the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for an 11th week; and Olivia Rodrigo's "Good 4 U" rises 7-6 on the Hot 100, after it led in its first frame in May. "Good" also becomes Rodrigo's second No. 1 on the Adult Pop Airplay chart, after "Drivers License" reigned for four weeks in March and April.

Elsewhere in the Hot 100's top 10, Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, lifts 8-7 after hitting No. 3, and Drake's "Knife Talk," featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat, falls to No. 8 from its No. 4 peak.

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Oct. 2), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 28).