‘Despacito’ Tops Billboard Hot 100 for 11th Week, Charlie Puth Hits Top 10
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee's collab, featuring Justin Bieber, moves to within five weeks of the chart's longest reign. Plus, Puth's "Attention" ascends to No. 10.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Aug. 5) for an 11th week. Plus, Charlie Puth collects his third top 10, “Attention.”
As we do each Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (July 25), as they do every Tuesday.
“Despacito” (released on Universal Music Latino / Raymond Braun / SchoolBoy / Def Jam / UMLE / Republic Records) becomes one of just 23 singles to have topped the Hot 100 for at least 11 weeks, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception. It’s the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 since Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You,” which led for 12 weeks in January through April. The record belongs to Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men‘s “One Sweet Day,” which ruled for 16 weeks, in 1995-96.
“Despacito” dominates the Digital Song Sales chart for a 12th week, with 118,000 downloads sold (down 6 percent) in the week ending July 20, according to Nielsen Music; the remix with Bieber accounts for 77 percent of the song’s sales for a second consecutive week (and in line with its breakdown in recent weeks). The song is now within a week of matching the longest command on Digital Song Sales: The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer,” featuring Halsey (2016), Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars (2015), and Flo Rida‘s “Low,” featuring T-Pain (2007-08), each led for 13 weeks.
Additionally, “Despacito” has sold more than 100,000 downloads in each of the last 11 weeks, marking the longest such streak since Adele‘s “Hello” broke the 100,000-sold barrier for 11 weeks in a row in 2015-16 (with its first frame featuring a weekly-record 1.1 million downloads sold).
On the Streaming Songs chart, “Despacito” leads for an 11th week, with 57.6 million U.S. streams (down 4 percent) in the week ending July 20. The track again tops all three of the Hot 100’s main component charts, as it also leads the all-format Radio Songs chart for a third week with 145 million in all-format airplay audience (down 1 percent) in the week ending July 23.
As for its continued pop radio crossover, “Despacito” leads the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs airplay chart for a third week; bullets at its No. 12 high on Adult Pop Songs; and debuts at No. 30 on Adult Contemporary.
“Despacito” also dominates the Hot Latin Songs chart for a 25th week and the Songs of the Summer ranking for an eighth week, having led the latter tally each week since it made its annual return just after Memorial Day.
DJ Khaled‘s “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (35.5 million, down 5 percent); pushes 8-5 on Radio Songs (107 million, up 11 percent; it’s Rihanna’s record-extending 24th top five hit); and rebounds 10-8 on Digital Song Sales (40,000, down 4 percent).
“Thoughts” crowns the Hot R&B Songs chart for a third week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a second frame. It also takes over atop the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart (4-1), where it’s Tiller’s first No. 1, Khaled’s fourth and Rihanna’s 15th (a sum second only to Drake‘s 19 in the list’s nearly 25-year history).
Bruno Mars’ “That’s What I Like” reverses course, rising 4-3 on the Hot 100, after topping the May 13-dated chart. It swaps spots with Khaled’s “I’m the One,” featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne (3-4); “One” debuted atop the May 20-dated Hot 100. It leads Hot Rap Songs for a 12th week.
French Montana‘s “Unforgettable,” featuring Swae Lee, surges to the Hot 100’s top five (9-5), marking French Montana’s highest-charting hit; he first reached a No. 9 peak as featured on Chris Brown‘s “Loyal” in 2014. (Swae Lee earns his first Hot 100 top five as a soloist; as half of Rae Sremmurd, he led for seven weeks beginning in November 2016 with “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane.)
“Unforgettable” climbs as parent album Jungle Rules debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The song bounds 7-3 on Streaming Songs (29.7 million, up 14 percent); 27-9 on Digital Song Sales (37,000, up 68 percent, marking the Hot 100’s top digital sales gain); and 19-17 on Radio Songs (67 million, up 8 percent).
Sheeran’s “Shape of You” logs its first week out of the Hot 100’s top five, dropping 5-6 in its 28th week on the chart; it debuted at No. 1 on Jan. 28. The song remains tied with The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” for the most weeks (27 each) spent in the top five in the Hot 100’s history.
Imagine Dragons‘ “Believer” is steady at No. 7 on the Hot 100 (after hitting No. 6), while ruling Hot Rock Songs for a 20th week. Shawn Mendes‘ “There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back” is likewise stationary at its No. 8 Hot 100 high after entering the top 10 a week ago.
Sam Hunt‘s “Body Like a Back Road” rebounds 10-9 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 6. On the Hot Country Songs chart, the single ties a historic mark: it reigns for a record-tying 24th week, matching the rule of Florida Georgia Line‘s “Cruise” in 2012-13.
Closing out the Hot 100’s top 10, Charlie Puth scores his third top 10, as “Attention” ascends 13-10. Puth first reached the region as featured on Wiz Khalifa‘s “See You Again,” which spent 12 weeks at No. 1 in 2015; as previously reported, the video for “Again” (Puth co-wrote and co-produced the song) just became the most-viewed YouTube clip of all-time. Puth added his second Hot 100 top 10 with “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” featuring Selena Gomez (No. 9, 2016).
“Attention” rises 3-2 on Digital Song Sales (although down 5 percent to 52,000); 16-13 on Radio Songs (78 million, up 17 percent, good for the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award); and 23-20 on Streaming Songs (15.4 million, up 3 percent).
Beyond the Hot 100’s top 10, as projected last week, two notable tracks blast into the top 40 following their first full weeks of tracking: Demi Lovato‘s “Sorry Not Sorry” (52-23) and Selena Gomez’s “Fetish,” featuring Gucci Mane (92-27). The singles debut at Nos. 16 (15.6 million) and 17 (14.5 million) on Streaming Songs and jump 9-6 (43,000) and 23-11 (34,000) on Digital Song Sales, respectively.
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. And again, visit Billboard.com tomorrow (July 25), 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 (July 28).