Meanwhile, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, bounds 9-4 and takes over as the best-selling song of the week; The Chainsmokers become only the second act to chart in the Hot 100’s top 10 for at least a year non-stop (52 weeks consecutively); and Kygo and Selena Gomez‘s “It Ain’t Me” hits the top 10, pushing 13-10.
As we do every Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, May 2.
“Like,” released on Atlantic Records, becomes the 1,063rd No. 1 in the Hot 100’s history (which dates to Aug. 4, 1958). It’s Mars’ first leader since he ruled for 14 weeks as featured on Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!” in 2015 and his first as a lead artist since “When I Was Your Man” topped the April 20, 2013-dated Hot 100.
With Mars having tallied his first No. 1 as an artist on May 1, 2010 (exactly seven years ago today), as the featured artist on B.o.B’s “Nothin’ On You,” he moves closer to the mark for the most No. 1s this decade: His seven are the most among male artists in the 2010s and, overall, trail only Rihanna‘s nine and Katy Perry‘s eight this decade. (Mars boasts more than twice as many Hot 100 No. 1s in the ’10s than any other male; he extends his lead over Bieber, Drake, Eminem and The Weeknd, each with three in that span.)
In the Hot 100’s history, Mars ties for seventh place among solo males with the most No. 1s, matching the seven leaders each for Phil Collins, Frankie Valli and Elvis Presley (whose career predated the Hot 100 by two years). Michael Jackson leads all male soloists with 13 No. 1s (while The Beatles pace all acts with 20).
Also notably, “Like” leads the Hot 100 in its 15th week on the chart, completing the longest rise to No. 1 since Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, which hit the top in its 23rd frame (Aug. 6, 2016). No song by a lead male had needed more weeks to reign than “Like” since The Weeknd’s “The Hills” (17 weeks, 2015). “Like” had previously peaked at No. 2 on the Hot 100 for four weeks.
“Like” keeps at No. 2 on the Radio Songs chart with 165 million in airplay audience (up 3 percent) in the week ending April 30, according to Nielsen Music. It also holds at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales with 78,000 sold (down 3 percent) in the week ending April 27. On Streaming Songs, “Like” rises 6-5 (39.5 million U.S. streams, up 15 percent, in the week ending April 27), further boosted by four remixes posted to Mars’ official YouTube channel on April 21.
More Mars achievements: “Like” is the second single from his third full-length album, 24K Magic, following the title cut, which peaked at No. 4 on the Hot 100 in December. He’s now notched at least one Hot 100 No. 1 from three consecutive LPs, having posted two each from 2010’s Doo-Wops & Hooligans (“Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade”) and 2013’s Unorthodox Jukebox (“Locked Out of Heaven,” “When I Was Your Man”). He’s the first male to link such a streak since Eminem, whose Relapse, Recovery and The Marshall Mathers LP each yielded a No. 1 in 2009-13. Among all acts, Rihanna holds the record, having landed at least one Hot 100 No. 1 from each of her last seven studio LPs, from 2006’s A Girl Like Me to 2016’s ANTI.
As for acts scoring Hot 100 No. 1s from each of their first three major-label full-length studio albums, Mars is the first to earn the honor since Katy Perry, whose first three solo albums (One of the Boys, Teenage Dream and PRISM) all generated Hot 100 leaders in 2008-14.
Additionally, while Mars celebrates his seventh Hot 100 No. 1 as an artist — all of which he’s co-written and co-produced — he claims one more as a co-writer: he first reached the summit as one of the writers of Flo Rida‘s “Right Round,” which spent six weeks at No. 1 in 2009.
Over on the Hot R&B Songs chart, “Like” leads for an 11th week. It rebounds for a fifth week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (marking Mars’ first No. 1 on each chart).
Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after 12 weeks at No. 1. Still, it adds a 12th week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (178 million, down 3 percent), tying for the longest No. 1 run for a track by a solo male in the airplay chart’s 26-year history. It matches the 12-week rules of Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!”; Usher’s “Yeah!,” featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (2004); Nelly’s “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland (2002); and, thanks to a featured role, Calvin Harris on Rihanna’s “We Found Love” (2011-12). (Goo Goo Dolls’ “Iris” holds the overall mark: 18 weeks at No. 1 on Radio Songs in 1998-99.) “Shape” keeps at No. 6 on Digital Song Sales (53,000, down 2 percent) and descends 4-7 on Streaming Songs (36.5 million, down 8 percent).
After rising 3-1 a week ago to become Kendrick Lamar‘s first Hot 100 No. 1 as a lead artist, his “Humble.” returns to No. 3. It tops Streaming Songs, however, for a fourth week (57.6 million, down 14 percent). It also leads the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart (34.4 million on-demand U.S. streams) and Hot Rap Songs for a fourth week each.
As previously reported, Lamar’s LP DAMN., which includes “Humble.,” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Meanwhile, the set’s “DNA.” dips to No. 7 on the Hot 100 after debuting a week ago at No. 4; on Streaming Songs, it falls 2-3 (39.6 million, down 22 percent).
Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” featuring Bieber, jumps 9-4 on the Hot 100. Following its first full week of tracking after the April 17 arrival of its new Bieber-assisted remix and video, the song zooms 8-1 on Digital Song Sales, up 43 percent to 86,000 sold. The mostly-Spanish-language single is the first song not sung primarily in English to top Digital Song Sales since PSY‘s “Gangnam Style,” which led the list for six weeks in 2012. “Despacito” (which translates to “slowly” in English) is the first song sung mostly in Spanish ever to lead Digital Song Sales.
On the Hot 100, “Despacito” is the first primarily Spanish-language song to reach the top five since Los Del Rio’s 14-week No. 1 “Macarena” in 1996 (fueled by its Bayside Boys remix).
“Despacito” surges 14-2 on Streaming Songs (43.3 million, up 80 percent) and 39-32 on Radio Songs (38 million, up 25 percent). It leads the Hot Latin Songs chart for a lucky 13th week. Fonsi and Daddy Yankee performed the song April 27 at the 2017 Billboard Latin Music Awards, broadcast live on Telemundo.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Future‘s highest-charting Hot 100 hit, “Mask Off,” stays at No. 5. Driven by the #MaskOffChallenge meme, in which everyone from dancers to violinists and flute players accompany the song in user-generated clips on YouTube, the track retreats 3-4 on Streaming Songs, although it gains by 2 percent to 39.3 million.
The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” rebounds 8-6 on the Hot 100, after climbing to No. 3. Meanwhile, the Chainsmokers reach a milestone achieved by only one prior artist: they have now spent 52 consecutive weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10, dating to May 21, 2016, and encompassing four top 10s: “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya; “Closer,” featuring Halsey; “Paris” and “Something.” Only Katy Perry had previously logged at least a year in the bracket non-stop, having linked a record 69 straight weeks in the top 10 in 2010-11.
On Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, “Something” logs a seventh total week at No. 1.
Capping the Hot 100’s top 10, Kygo and Gomez reach the region with “It Ain’t Me” (13-10). Following the April 24 premiere of its proper official video, the collab bullets at No. 4 on Radio Songs (87 million, up 12 percent) and pushes 17-9 on Digital Song Sales (43,000, up 4 percent) and 34-21 on Streaming Songs (17.5 million, up 10 percent).
Kygo celebrates his first Hot 100 top 10 and Gomez, her seventh, all since “Come & Get It” became her first in May 2013. She had last ranked in the top 10 as featured on Charlie Puth‘s “We Don’t Talk Anymore” (No. 9 in October); she had last hit the top 10 as a lead earlier in 2016 with the No. 7-peaking “Hands to Myself.”
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column and by listening (and subscribing) to Billboard’s Chart Beat Podcast and Pop Shop Podcast, all posting this week. Plus, visit Billboard.com tomorrow (May 2), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The Hot 100 and other charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (May 5).