Notably, Grande and Bieber each make their third debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100, joining Mariah Carey and Drake as the only artists with that many starts at the summit.
Plus, 6ix9ine‘s “Gooba” enters the Hot 100 at No. 3, marking his second top 10 and tying his best placement. The track also opens atop the Streaming Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, beginning as the rapper’s first No. 1 on each ranking.
Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated May 23) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (May 19).
“Stuck With U,” released at midnight ET on May 8 on SB Projects/Republic/Def Jam, begins as the 1,101st No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 61-year history, and the 38th to debut at the summit.
“We just wanted to make something fun that also helps and makes people feel, I think, less alone, or be hopefully somewhat uplifting,” Grande told Apple Music’s Zane Lowe May 13 of the song, whose streams and sales for its first year of release will partially benefit the First Responders Children’s Fund amid the coronavirus pandemic. “I think it’s also a really, literally, isolating time for people mentally. So, we wanted to put music out, because music is the thing that makes people feel good. It’s the thing that speaks most to people’s spirits and we just wanted to lift them.”
Here’s a deeper look at the song’s arrival atop the Hot 100.
No. 1 in sales: “Stuck With U” starts at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 108,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The song was on sale in a variety of physical/digital combination offerings during the tracking week, including copies autographed by Grande and Bieber. Consumers could purchase cassette, CD and vinyl singles, each with a digital download; the download would be sent to consumers upon purchase, with physical versions due to arrive at a later date.
The track is the first to crack the 100,000-sold barrier in a single week in over a year, since Taylor Swift’s “Me!,” featuring Brendon Urie, soared in with 193,000 (May 11, 2019), also enhanced by a physical/digital retail model.
Grande earns her sixth Digital Song Sales No. 1, while Bieber adds his 12th. He passes Drake (11) for the most among male artists and claims a solo share of the third-best sum among all acts, after Swift (19) and Rihanna (14).
Top 5 in streaming, Airplay building: “Stuck With U” opens at No. 4 on Streaming Songs with 28.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 14.
The track bounds 43-33 on the Radio Songs chart with 26.3 million audience impressions in the week ending May 17, following its first full week of availability. Among format-specific airplay charts, It jumps 25-19 on Adult Pop Songs and 28-23 on Pop Songs and debuts at No. 28 on Adult Contemporary and No. 38 on Rhythmic Songs.
Grande’s third Hot 100 No. 1, Bieber’s sixth: Grande previously topped the Hot 100 with the first two singles from her 2019 album Thank U Next: the title track, for seven weeks beginning in November 2018, and “7 Rings,” for eight weeks starting in February 2019.
Bieber made his first five trips to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2015-17, with “What Do You Mean?” (one week, September 2015); “Sorry” (three weeks, January-February 2016); “Love Yourself” (two weeks, February 2016); as featured, with Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, on DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” (one week, May 2017); and as featured on Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” (16 weeks, May-September 2017).
Bieber becomes the 25th artist in the Hot 100’s history with at least six No. 1s.
Third No. 1 debut each: Grande and Bieber debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a third time each, joining Mariah Carey and Drake as the only artists with that many chart-topping starts. Grande, meanwhile, is the only artist to date whose first three leaders have all entered at No. 1, as “Stuck With U” follows “Thank U Next” and “7 Rings” in having premiered at the pinnacle.
Bieber previously began at No. 1 with “What Do You Mean?” and “I’m the One.”
Carey achieved her three No. 1 bows in 1995-97, while Drake added his third, “Toosie Slide,” on the April 20-dated chart.
“Stuck” together: “Stuck With U” is the third female-male duet (with both billed as lead artists) to top the Hot 100 in just over a year, following Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita,” which led the Aug. 31, 2019-dated list, and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” (March 9, 2019). Plus, Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” with Beyoncé, hit No. 1 in December 2017, powered by its duet remix. Prior to “Perfect,” only two female-male No. 1s (with both acts as leads) had led since the start of the 2000s (both involving Alicia Keys).
Braun’s first No. 1 as a writer: Grande and Bieber co-wrote “Stuck With U” with Freddy Wexler, Gian Michael Stone, Skyler Stonestreet, Whitney Phillips and Scott “Scooter” Braun; Stone solely produced the song.
Grande and Bieber have co-penned each of their respective three and six Hot 100 No. 1s. Stone, meanwhile, scores his second No. 1 as a co-writer, following Maroon 5’s seven-week 2018 leader “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B. “Stuck With U” is Stone’s first No. 1 as a producer.
Wexler, Stonestreet and Phillips each achieve their first Hot 100 No. 1 as writers, as does Braun, who is, of course, more famously known as Grande and Bieber’s (and other artists’) manager, among other entrepreneurial endeavors. He boasts one other co-writing credit on the Hot 100: the title cut of Bieber’s album Purpose reached No. 43 in December 2015.
More News: “Stuck With U” is the third Hot 100 No. 1 with “stuck” in its title, following Elvis Presley’s “Stuck on You,” with The Jordanaires (four weeks, April-May 1960), and Huey Lewis & The News’ “Stuck With You” (three weeks, September-October 1986).
“Stuck With U” and “Stuck With You” mark the second pair of Hot 100 No. 1s that share a song title but with slightly different spellings. Color Me Badd’s “All 4 Love” led for a week in January 1992, while Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart and Sting’s “All for Love” ruled for three weeks in January-February 1994.
A week after soaring from No. 6 to No. 1 on the Hot 100, Doja Cat’s “Say So,” featuring Nicki Minaj, drops to No. 2. It also falls to No. 2 after a week atop Digital Song Sales (29,000, down 57%); holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs (100.7 million, up 6%); and slips 4-5 on Streaming Songs (26.2 million, down 14%).
6ix9ine’s “Gooba” enters the Hot 100 at No. 3, as it launches as his first No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 55.3 million U.S. streams, following its May 8 release. The song is just the third non-holiday title to reach that weekly streaming level this year, following Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” and Drake’s “Toosie Slide.”
“Gooba” starts at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales with 24,000 sold (and was available on May 14 in a CD/download combination). It also drew 172,000 in radio reach in the tracking week.
The rapper adds his second Hot 100 top 10 and ties best career rank. “FEFE,” featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz, reached No. 3 in August 2018. “Gooba” concurrently crowns the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart upon its debut, marking 6ix9ine’s first No. 1 on the ranking.
As for “Stuck With U” and “Gooba” entering the Hot 100 simultaneously, the chart boasts two debuts in the top three in the same week for the first time in four-and-a-half years, since Adele’s “Hello” and Bieber’s “Sorry” started at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively, on Nov. 14, 2015.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” descends 3-4 on the Hot 100, after four weeks on top. It rules Radio Songs for a sixth week, with 114.6 million audience impressions, essentially even week-over-week. It also becomes his first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay survey.
Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” featuring Beyoncé, retreats to No. 5 on the Hot 100 a week after rising to its No. 2 high, while claiming top Airplay Gainer honors (61.7 million, up 21%) for a third consecutive week.
Drake’s “Toosie Slide” descends 4-6 on the Hot 100, following its one-week reign; Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” drops 5-7, after it dominated for 11 weeks; and DaBaby’s “Rockstar,” featuring Ricch, hits a new high at No. 8, lifting from No. 9, while winning the top Streaming Gainer nod (31.7 million, up 12%).
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” falls 6-9, after peaking at No. 2, and Post Malone’s “Circles” backtracks 8-10, following its three-week rule, as it logs a record-extending 37th week in the top 10.
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