The star-studded collaboration seizes the crown with Greatest Gainer honors, logging a 16 percent surge in plays in the week ending Sept. 30, according to Nielsen Music.
“Brainer” gives Khaled his fifth leader on Rhythmic Songs, after “For Free,” featuring Drake, a three-week champ in 2016, and three more No. 1s in 2017: “Shining,” featuring Beyoncé and JAY-Z (one week), “I’m the One,” featuring the “Brainer” lineup of Bieber, Quavo and Chance the Rapper, alongside Lil Wayne (four weeks), and “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller (eight weeks).
“A Billboard #1 record, it means a lot to me and my team,” DJ Khaled says in an emailed statement to Billboard about his new triumph. “When I’m in the studio making my #1s, I say it’s #1 before I even give it to the world. I’m so happy my anthems connect with all my fans … fan luv worldwide. I’m truly GRATEFUL! JUSTIN, QUAVO and CHANCE WE DID IT! ANOTHER ONE! MY VOICE!!”
“Brainer” is expected to appear on Khaled’s forthcoming studio album, Father of Asahd. “This is another #1 FOR MY SON! ASAHD KHALED!,” always-proud papa Khaled continued. “I just got off of tour with THE QUEEN BEYONCE AND MY BROTHER JAY Z, and now me and my son are going back in the studio to make more BILLBOARD #1s! FATHER OF ASAHD THE ALBUM IN THE WORKS!!! WE THE BEST MUSIC!”
Bieber picks up his third Rhythmic Songs No. 1, following “As Long as You Love Me,” featuring Big Sean, which reigned for three weeks in 2012, “Sorry,” a two-week winner in 2016, and “One.”
Chance the Rapper earns a second Rhythmic Songs chart-topper, after “One,” as does Quavo under his solo billing. His group, Migos, counts two No. 1s: “Bad and Boujee,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert (two weeks, 2017), and a featured appearance on Gucci Mane‘s “I Get the Bag” (one week, 2018).