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Adele’s ‘Hello’ Tops Hot 100 for Second Week; Ariana Grande, Meghan Trainor Hit Top 10

Adele's smash sells another 635,000, marking the third-best digital sales week ever after its record-setting first frame. Plus, Grande's 'Focus' flies in at No. 7 and Trainor tallies her third top 10.

Adele‘s “Hello” crowns the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 21) for a second week, selling 635,000 U.S. downloads, according to Nielsen Music, after its record-shattering first frame.

Meanwhile, Ariana Grande rockets onto the Hot 100 at No. 7 with “Focus,” the first single from her forthcoming album, and Meghan Trainor notches her third top 10, all from her debut album Title, with “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” featuring John Legend.

As we do each Monday, let’s say hello to the Hot 100’s top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot 100 post on each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.

“Hello,” the first single from Adele’s third studio album 25, due Nov. 20 on XL/Columbia Records, spends a second week atop the Hot 100, Digital Songs and Streaming Songs charts. It holds at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 635,000 downloads sold in the week ending Nov. 5. Despite a 43 percent decline, the sum is the third-best weekly total for a download ever. Last week, “Hello” became the first song ever to sell more than 1 million downloads in a week (1.11 million). “Hello” narrowly misses logging the two best digital sales weeks: Flo Rida’s “Right Round” remains in second place with 636,000 (Feb. 28, 2009).

Notably, since the 1.11 million sold for “Hello” and the 636,000 moved for “Right Round” reflect each song’s debut week, “Hello” — with its 635,000 second-week sum — boasts the greatest non-debut-week sales ever for a download.

“Hello” holds atop Streaming Songs with 47.4 million U.S. streams, down 23 percent from 61.6 million in its first week. And, after blasting in at No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs with a record 20.4 million on-demand streams, the piano ballad keeps at the top with 18.1 million (down 12 percent).

On the Radio Songs chart, “Hello” hikes 9-6, up by 46 percent to 106 million all-format audience impressions (winning top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100). The cut crowns the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart (2-1) and jumps 9-4 on Adult Contemporary, 8-7 on Adult Pop Songs, and 19-9 on Pop Songs. (On Adult Contemporary, “Hello” is the first song, excluding holiday titles, to surge to the top five in just three weeks since 2002, when Phil Collins’ “Can’t Stop Loving You” also reached the region in just three frames.)

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Adele “seems to be the voice of so many people’s heartbreaks, of difficult relationships,” Mike Mullaney, WBMX Boston assistant program director/music director, recently told Billboard. “And, she’s doing so with the best voice, the most emotional delivery and truly the best songs of any artist.”

Beneath “Hello” on the Hot 100, Drake’s “Hotline Bling” rebounds back to its No. 2 peak from No. 3. The track likewise returns to No. 2 from No. 3 on Streaming Songs as the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer for a second week (25.8 million, up 26 percent in its first full week of wide availability following its Apple Music-exclusive premiere). It also rises 3-2 on Radio Songs (138 million, up 7 percent), while dropping 3-4 on Digital Songs (119,000, down 23 percent).

“Bling” spends a second week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and crowns Hot Rap Songs for a seventh week.

The Weeknd’s former six-week Hot 100 No. 1 “The Hills” rebounds 4-3, while Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry” slips to No. 4 after launching at No. 2 last week. “Sorry” makes matching 2-3 drops on Digital Songs (129,000, down 53 percent) and Streaming Songs (20.9 million, down 9 percent) but roars 37-27 on Radio Songs (46 million, up 37 percent).

“Sorry” is the second single from Bieber’s Nov. 13 album Purpose; lead single “What Do You Mean?” holds directly below “Sorry” on the Hot 100 at No. 5 after debuting as his first No. 1 on the Sept. 19 chart. Meanwhile, the LP’s “I’ll Show You” enters the Hot 100 at No. 51, starting at No. 17 on Digital Songs with (52,000).

Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” says at No. 6 on the Hot 100, after peaking at No. 4, and adds a new honor: it reaches No. 1 on Pop Songs, marking his first No. 1 on a Billboard airplay chart.

Grande’s “Focus” debuts at No. 7 on the Hot 100, vaulting onto Digital Songs at No. 5 (113,000); Streaming Songs at No. 8 (13.3 million); and Radio Songs at No. 38 (33 million). The song, which features uncredited vocals in the chorus by Jamie Foxx, is the first single from her 2016 album Moonlight and her sixth Hot 100 top 10. Her first set, Yours Truly, spun off the No. 9 hit “The Way,” featuring Mac Miller, while follow-up My Everything produced “Problem” (No. 2, featuring Iggy Azalea); “Break Free” (No. 4, featuring Zedd); “Bang Bang” (No. 3, with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj); and “Love Me Harder” (No. 7, with The Weeknd). “Focus,” thus, marks Grande’s first trip to the Hot 100’s top 10 unaccompanied by another artist.

And, with the start of “Focus,” Grande scores an unprecedented Hot 100 feat: she becomes the first artist to debut in the top 10 with the lead single from each of her first three albums. “The Way” began at No. 10 on April 13, 2013, introducing Yours Truly, and, on May 17, 2014, “Problem” soared in at No. 3, setting the stage for My Everything.

Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” descends 7-8 on the Hot 100 after hitting No. 5 and leads Radio Songs for a second week (147 million, down 1 percent); and Fetty Wap’s No. 4-peaking “679,” featuring Remy Boyz, slides 8-9 on the Hot 100.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top tier, Trainor enters the top 10 with “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” featuring John Legend. The collab climbs in all metrics, pushing 10-7 on Digital Songs (76,000, up 14 percent); 13-11 on Radio Songs (74 million, up 16 percent); and 26-17 on Streaming Songs (7.1 million, up 16 percent).

The fourth single from Trainor’s debut album Title becomes her third Hot 100 top 10, following breakthrough smash “All About That Bass” (No. 1 for eight weeks) and follow-up “Lips Are Movin” (No. 4). (Third single “Dear Future Husband” reached at No. 14; she also rose to No. 21 as featured on Charlie Puth’s “Marvin Gaye.”) Trainor is the first female artist to generate at least three Hot 100 top 10s from a debut album in more than five years: Kesha collected four from her debut, Animal, in 2010. (Before Kesha, Lady Gaga landed four top 10s from her debut album, The Fame.)

Among all acts, Fetty Wap most recently scored three top 10s from a debut set, as “679” is his third from his self-titled introductory LP (which opened atop the Oct. 17 Billboard 200). The track follows “Trap Queen” and “My Way,” featuring Monty.

Legend logs his second Hot 100 top 10, both since last year (after first appearing on the chart back in 2004): “All of Me” totaled three weeks at No. 1 in May 2014.

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Among action outside the Hot 100’s top 10, Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s” holds at its No. 12 peak; Alessia Cara’s debut hit “Here” rises to a new best rank (15-13); and Chris Stapleton rockets onto the chart at No. 23 with “Tennessee Whiskey,” from his album Traveller, which re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 1 following his multiple wins at the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards on Nov. 4.

Find out more noteworthy news throughout the chart in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column to post later this week. And visit tomorrow (Nov. 10), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh, as they do each Tuesday. The Hot 100 and other charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (Nov. 13).

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