Drake’s “Hotline Bling” steps 2-1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (chart dated Nov. 14), earning the rapper his 13th chart-topping hit. The crowning rise is due, in part, by a 58 percent increase in streams (to 20.6 million domestic clicks in the week ending Oct. 29, according to Nielsen Music). The gain follows the wide release of its music video, after a one-week exclusive window with Apple Music.
Drake becomes one of only nine artists to score as many No. 1s on the chart. Tied for the most is Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder, who each of 20 leaders.
Acts With the Most No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:
No. 1s, Artist
20, Aretha Franklin
20, Stevie Wonder
17, James Brown
15, Janet Jackson
14, the Temptations
13, Marvin Gaye
13, Michael Jackson
Drake's No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:
Title, Peak Year
"Best I Ever Had," 2009
"I Invented Sex," Trey Songz featuring Drake, 2009
"Say Something," Timbaland featuring Drake, 2010
"Fall For Your Type," Jamie Foxx featuring Drake, 2011
"Moment 4 Life," Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, 2011
"I'm On One," DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, 2011
"She Will," Lil Wayne featuring Drake, 2011
"Make Me Proud," featuring Nicki Minaj, 2012
"The Motto," featuring Lil Wayne, 2012
"No Lie," 2 Chainz featuring Drake, 2012
"Hold On, We're Going Home," Drake featuring Majid Jordan, 2013
"Only," Nicki Minaj featuring Drake, Lil Wayne & Chris Brown, 2014
"Hotline Bling," 2015
DJ Khaled Crowns Rap Albums: Over on Rap Albums, DJ Khaled bows at No. 1 with I Changed A Lot, selling 19,000 copies. The set also scores a No. 2 start on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, his ninth consecutive top 10 album. (Remarkably, a No. 1 still eludes Khaled on the tally, though all nine of his entries have reached the top five, with four hitting No. 2).
The new album’s arrival spurs climbs on Hot R&B Songs for the set’s “Gold Slugs,” featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina & Fetty Wap (up 15-12) and “You Mine,” featuring Trey Songs, Future & Jeremih (17-15), both in their second week on the chart.
Bryson Tiller’s Third Hot R&B Songs Hit: Rising R&B singer Bryson Tiller debuts at No. 20 on Hot R&B Songs with “Sorry Not Sorry,” marking his third concurrently charting track. “Sorry” joins Tiller’s first and second career entries, which both reach new peaks; “Don’t” (rises 5-4), and “Exchange” (11-8).
Tiller also earns his second Billboard Hot 100 hit as “Exchange” enters at No. 98. A 34 percent rise in streaming (to 2.9 million streams during the most recent tracking week) accounts for the majority of points that contribute to the debut , and to the rise on Hot R&B Songs. “Don’t” hits a new peak on the Hot 100, jumping 65-54 in its fifth week.
Meanwhile, his debut set Trapsoul takes Greatest Gainer honors on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (up 22 percent to 8,000 copies sold), holding at No. 9.