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The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ Rules Hot 100, Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall’s ‘Juju’ Jumps to Top 10

The Chainsmokers control the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 12) for an 11th week with "Closer," featuring Halsey, rewriting the mark for the longest domination for a song in 2016. Plus, Zay Hilfigerrr…

The Chainsmokers control the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 12) for an 11th week with “Closer,” featuring Halsey, rewriting the mark for the longest domination for a song in 2016. Plus, Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall’s “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)” surges 13-9.

Here on Halloween, as we do every Monday when the chart is compiled, let’s treat ourselves to a rundown of all the ear candy in the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. Highlights of the Hot 100 post on each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.

With its 11th week atop the Hot 100, “Closer,” released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, passes Drake‘s “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla, for the most weeks at No. 1 for a song in 2016; “Dance” dominated for 10 weeks in May through July. “Closer” links the longest command since Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, led for 12 weeks in April-July 2015. (Including “Closer,” only 21 No. 1s — of 1,057 total, over the Hot 100’s 58-year history — have ruled for at least 11 weeks.)

“Closer” remains the top-selling, most-streamed and most-heard radio song in the U.S. It leads the Digital Song Sales chart for a 12th week (84,000 downloads sold, down 14 percent, in the week ending Oct. 27, according to Nielsen Music); Streaming Songs for an 11th week (31.9 million U.S. streams, down 1 percent); and Radio Songs for a fifth frame (155 million in airplay audience, up 2 percent, in the week ending Oct. 30). Notably, despite its overall streaming decline, “Closer” gains by 8 percent to 16.2 million U.S. YouTube views following the Oct. 24 premiere of its official video.

Impressively, “Closer” commands the Hot 100 and all three of its main component charts (Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs and Radio Songs) simultaneously for a fifth week; only Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, led all the surveys at the same time for more weeks (nine, in 2015). “Closer” additionally tops Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for an 11th week.


The Weeknd‘s “Starboy,” featuring Daft Punk, ranks at its No. 2 high on the Hot 100 for a fourth week. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (24.8 million, down 3 percent); lifts 3-2 on Digital Song Sales (74,000, down 11 percent) and climbs 4-3 on Radio Songs (123 million, up 8 percent). And, after 11 weeks on atop the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart for “Closer,” “Starboy” takes over the ranking with a 2-1 rise (15.3 million on-demand clicks, although down 6 percent). The Weeknd earns his second On-Demand Songs No. 1, following “Can’t Feel My Face” (seven weeks, 2015). “Starboy” additionally tops the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a fifth week. The song is the lead single from The Weeknd’s album of the same name, due Nov. 25.

Twenty One Pilots‘ “Heathens” is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after logging four weeks at its No. 2 peak. It holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs (141 million, up 4 percent); pushes 4-3 on Digital Song Sales (61,000, down 12 percent); and drops 4-5 on Streaming Songs (but stays essentially even from the week before with 17.9 million). It tallies a 12th week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart.

DJ Snake‘s “Let Me Love You,” featuring Justin Bieber, is stationary on the Hot 100 at its No. 4 peak, while D.R.A.M.‘s breakthrough hit “Broccoli,” featuring Lil Yachty, likewise stays at its No. 5 high. “Broccoli” tops the Hot Rap Songs chart for an eighth week.

Bruno Mars‘ “24K Magic” places at No. 6 for a second week on the Hot 100 after debuting at No. 5 two weeks ago. It makes its greatest gains in airplay, rising 8-7 on Radio Songs (96 million, up 12 percent).

Ariana Grande‘s “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj, rises 8-7 on the Hot 100, becoming the highest-charting hit from Grande’s album Dangerous Woman; the title track lead single reached No. 8 in June. She scores her highest rank since stand-alone song “Focus” debuted and peaked at No. 7 on Nov. 21, 2015. Meanwhile, Minaj earns her highest spot in nearly two years, since Nov. 22, 2014, when she ranked at No. 5 after peaking at No. 3 with “Bang Bang,” with Grande and Jessie J.

Major Lazer‘s “Cold Water,” featuring Bieber and MO, descends 7-8 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2.


Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall’s “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem)” jumps into the Hot 100’s top 10 (13-9) as the chart’s top Streaming Gainer, powered heavily by its 5-4 rebound on Streaming Songs  (19.4 million, up 23 percent). On Digital Song Sales, the track dips 10-12 but gains by 8 percent to 41,000 sold.

Similar to Silento‘s No. 3 Hot 100 hit “Watch Me” and iLoveMemphis‘ No. 15-peaking “Hit the Quan” (both in 2015), “Juju” has thrived on the strength of homemade dance videos. “People keep finding it and engaging with [‘Juju’],” says Jeff Vaughn, senior director of A&R at Artist Partners Group (APG), a joint venture with Atlantic Records, where the duo is now signed. “Shaq[uille O’Neal] just did the challenge [on Oct. 20].”

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, gnash’s “I Hate U I Love U,” featuring Olivia O’Brien, returns to its No. 10 peak (which it first reached three weeks ago). It continues to scale Radio Songs, where it lifts 17-16 (61 million, up 1 percent).

Beyond the Hot 100’s top bracket, Hailee Steinfeld and Grey’s “Starving, featuring Zedd, zooms 18-14, hitting a new high, while two songs enter the top 20: Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane (22-16), and Sia‘s “The Greatest,” featuring Kendrick Lamar (25-19).

Drake boasts two of the top three debuts on the Hot 100: “Fake Love” (No. 24) and “Sneakin’,” featuring 21 Savage (No. 38); in between, Pentatonix‘s “Hallelujah” bows at No. 32. Meanwhile, as Lady Gaga‘s Joanne opens at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, the set’s “Million Reasons” re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 57, a new peak; “A-YO” debuts at No. 66; and the album’s No. 15-peaking lead single “Perfect Illusion” returns at No. 78.

Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column later this week, and visit tomorrow (Nov. 1), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The Hot 100 and other rankings will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (Nov. 4).