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Adele Tops Hot 100 for Fourth Week; Justin Bieber, Alessia Cara Hit Top 10

Adele's "Hello" tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 5) for a fourth week, helping set the stage for what could be record-breaking sales for parent album '25.'

Adele‘s “Hello” tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 5) for a fourth week, helping set the stage for what could be record-breaking sales for parent album 25.

Meanwhile, Justin Bieber scores a third Hot 100 top 10 from his new Billboard 200 No. 1 Purpose with the set’s “Love Yourself,” arriving as one of three songs from the album in this week’s top 10. He also joins haughty company with three concurrent Hot 100 top five hits and makes further history (read on).

Plus, Alessia Cara‘s debut hit “Here” also reaches the Hot 100’s top 10 and Missy Elliott zooms into the top 25 with her comeback single, “WTF.”

As always every Monday, let’s run down the Hot 100’s top 10 and beyond. 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, released Friday (Nov. 20) on XL/Columbia Records, spends a fourth week atop Digital Songs and Streaming Songs and a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs.

It holds at No. 1 on Digital Songs with 327,000 downloads sold (down 32 percent) in the week ending Nov. 19, according to Nielsen Music. Following its record debut week (1.11 million sold) and three subsequent frames, “Hello” has sold 2,555,000 downloads in its first four weeks.

“Hello” holds atop Streaming Songs with 34.7 million U.S. streams, down 23 percent. The song is just the second to link four consecutive weeks of at least 30 million domestic streams; Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” first did so for four frames in 2013 (heavily driven by user-generated videos featuring the song’s official audio).

The ballad remains the most-heard song on U.S. radio, leading Radio Songs with a 13 percent increase to 160 million all-format audience impressions (and earning top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for a third week). As reported last week, when the track bounded 6-1 on Radio Songs in its fourth week, it became the fastest-rising No. 1 on the list in 22 years.

Helping fuel the radio rule of “Hello” this week: two more coronations on Billboard format airplay charts. As previously reported, it jumps 4-1 on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart and 3-1 on Adult Pop Songs, making a record-setting rise to No. 1 in its fifth week on the latter ranking.

Adele’s ’25’ Set to Break One-Week U.S. Album Sales Record; Sold Over 900K at iTunes First Day

All the action for “Hello” is helping power what appears to be a record-breaking sales week for 25, which is headed toward what is shaping up as the biggest one-week total since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991.

Beneath “Hello” on the Hot 100, Bieber’s “Sorry” returns to its No. 2 peak (3-2) after launching at No. 2 three weeks ago. The song charges 3-2 on Streaming Songs (26.5 million, up 23 percent, becoming the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer) and 16-12 on Radio Songs (68 million, up 32 percent), while dropping 2-5 on Digital Songs (82,000, down 46 percent). It also takes over atop the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart with 12.9 million on-demand streams, up 35 percent.

Justin Bieber Scores Sixth No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Purpose’

“Sorry” is the second single from Bieber’s album Purpose, which launches atop the Billboard 200. Lead single “What Do You Mean?” rebounds 6-5 on the Hot 100 after debuting as his first No. 1 on the Sept. 19 chart. Meanwhile, the set’s “Love Yourself” blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 4, starting at No. 2 on Digital Songs (141,000) and No. 5 on Streaming Songs (17.4 million). His new entry is his ninth Hot 100 top 10.

At Nos. 2, 4, and 5, Bieber joins elite company: only two other acts have charted at least three songs in the top five at once: the Beatles, for eight weeks in 1964 (including the entire top five on April 4, 1964), and 50 Cent, for two weeks in 2005. Bieber and the Beatles are the only acts to earn the honor as a lead artist on all three songs.

Bieber makes additional history with a record 17 songs on the Hot 100 simultaneously, passing the mark of 14, previously notched by the Beatles and Drake.

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Note that following Bieber’s appearance and performance on the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 22), spikes for any artists on the AMAs will be reflected on next week’s charts, as this week’s charts reflect sales and streams in the week ending Nov. 19.

Of course, there’s more than just Adele and Bieber on the Hot 100. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” drops to No. 3 from its No. 2 peak. It keeps at No. 2 on Radio Songs (142 million, even from last week); dips 2-3 on Streaming Songs (20.2 million, down 17 percent); and is stationary at No. 4 on Digital Songs (82,000, down 21 percent). It logs a fourth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and rules Hot Rap Songs for a ninth week.

The Weeknd’s former six-week Hot 100 No. 1 “The Hills” descends 4-6; Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” falls 5-7, after peaking at No. 4; Fetty Wap’s No. 4-peaking “679,” featuring Remy Boyz, slips 7-8; and Swift’s “Wildest Dreams” drops 8-9, after reaching No. 5.

Meanwhile, Cara hits the Hot 100’s top 10 on her first try with “Here” (11-10). The proud anti-partying anthem bullets at No. 8 on Radio Songs (92 million, up 8 percent); bounds 17-11 on Digital Songs (50,000, up 6 percent); and lifts 18-16 on Streaming Songs (7.8 million, up 7 percent). Concurrently, Cara’s debut full-length Know-It-All enters the Billboard 200 at No. 9.

Billboard Cover: Missy Elliott on Her Comeback – ‘There Is Only One Missy’

Among action just outside the Hot 100’s top 10, Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love” lifts to a new high (14-13) and Missy Elliott’s “WTF,” featuring Pharrell Williams, blasts 91-22. The current Billboard cover artist notches her highest Hot 100 rank since 2007, when Keyshia Cole’s “Let It Go,” featuring Elliott and Lil Kim, reached No. 7. She achieves her highest rank as a lead in more than 10 years, since “Lose Control,” featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop, soared to No. 3. Following its first full week of tracking, “WTF” bows at No. 6 on Digital Songs (69,000) and No. 31 on Streaming Songs (6.1 million).

(Also, note that effective this week, a new “recurrent rule” goes into effect on the Hot 100: descending songs are now removed from the chart if ranking below No. 25 after 52 weeks, as well as if ranking below No. 50 after 20 weeks. Previously only the latter measure was applied.)

Again, visit tomorrow (Nov. 24), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh, as they do each Tuesday.