Drake celebrates his first No. 1 as a lead artist on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 21), as “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla, climbs 2-1. The track is from his new album, Views, which, as previously reported, debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with his best sales week and a record-setting weekly streaming total.
As Drake enjoys the view from the top of the Hot 100, let’s run down the chart’s top 10 and more, as we do every Monday when the chart is refreshed. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.
“Dance,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, becomes Drake’s first Hot 100 No. 1 in a lead role, following two toppers as a featured artist, both on tracks with Rihanna as the lead: “What’s My Name?” (one week, 2010) and “Work,” which spent its last of nine weeks at No. 1 three weeks ago (on the April 30-dated chart). As a lead, Drake had previously peaked as high as No. 2 twice: with his debut hit “Best I Ever Had” in 2009 and “Hotline Bling” last year.
Drake’s first coronation as a lead artist had clearly been a goal of the star’s: as “Bling” was scaling the Hot 100 last year, Drake posted on Instagram: “If I get my first number one [as a lead] … it will be the biggest moment of my career.”
“Dance” is the 1,054th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s history, which dates to Aug. 4, 1958. It also becomes Drake’s 16th No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, where it likewise lifts 2-1.
“Dance” soars to the Hot 100’s summit powered by its 10-1 rebound on the Digital Songs chart, up by 32 percent to 160,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 5, according to Nielsen Music (after having led the April 30 sales list), and its 2-1 ascent on Streaming Songs, gaining by 41 percent to 37.4 million U.S. streams and becoming Drake’s second leader on the list (following “Work”). The track additionally jumps 12-8 on Radio Songs (87 million in airplay audience, up 25 percent) to become his 15th top 10 on the tally; dating to Drake’s first week on Radio Songs (May 23, 2009), he ties Rihanna for the most top 10s in that span.
(Quick quiz: Can you name the last Hot 100 No. 1s prior to Drake’s that include the words “one” and “dance” in their titles? Answer at the end of this story.)
“Dance” dethrones Desiigner’s “Panda” (1-2) on the Hot 100 after two weeks at No. 1. Still, the track increases by 1 percent to 37 million streams, although it slips 1-2 after three weeks atop Streaming Songs. It bounds 13-6 on Digital Songs (102,000, up less than 1 percent) and 19-16 on Radio Songs (57 million, up 13 percent). The rapper’s debut hit spends a fifth week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart.
Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2 and remains the most-heard song on U.S. radio, spending a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (141 million, up 4 percent).
Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” hits a new Hot 100 high, pushing 5-4. It also rises 3-2 on Radio Songs (124 million, up 6 percent). As previously reported, the track, Posner’s highest-charting on the Hot 100, becomes the singer/songwriter’s first No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
Current Billboard magazine cover act Fifth Harmony scores its first top five hit on the Hot 100, as “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, jumps 7-5 (besting its previous No. 6 peak). It’s also the highest “work”-related song on the chart, as it leaps over Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, which holds at No. 6.
Impressively, “Work From Home” becomes the first top five Hot 100 hit by a girl group since Dixie Chicks’ country hit “Not Ready to Make Nice” (No. 4) in 2007; the latter act offered its approval upon learning the stat, tweeting a hearty, “Congrats ladies!” “Work From Home” is the first Hot 100 top five by a pop girl group since The Pussycat Dolls’ “Buttons,” featuring Snoop Dogg (No. 3), in 2006 (research by Billboard‘s Keith Caulfield).
The Chainsmokers earn their second Hot 100 top 10, soaring 14-7 with “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya, who notches her first top 10. The song, which tops the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a third week, concurrently reaches the Digital Songs top 10 (76,000, up 7 percent). The electronic DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall peaked at No. 6 with its prior Hot 100 entry, “Roses,” featuring Rozes. Pop singer Daya climbed to No. 23 with her debut hit, “Hide Away,” in March.
Zayn’s former No. 1-debuting “Pillowtalk” rebounds 9-8 on the Hot 100, while Calvin Harris blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 9 with “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna. The single starts at No. 3 on Digital Songs (123,000), No. 42 on Radio Songs (29 million in its first full week of tracking, following its April 29 arrival) and No. 46 on Streaming Songs (7.8 million).
Harris achieves his highest Hot 100 debut, besting that of his prior charted collab with Rihanna: “We Found Love” (billed as Rihanna featuring Harris) began at No. 16 in 2011, and went on to spend 10 weeks at No. 1. Rihanna ties for her third-highest debut and, even more notably: Rihanna scores her 28th Hot 100 top 10, tying Stevie Wonder for the fourth-most all-time. Madonna leads with 38, followed by the Beatles (34) and Michael Jackson (29). Rihanna breaks out of a tie with Mariah Carey, Elton John and Janet Jackson, each with 27.
Capping the Hot 100’s top 10, Justin Bieber’s former two-week No. 1 “Love Yourself” returns to the region (15-10).
Just beyond the Hot 100’s top 10, Rihanna’s “Needed Me,” from her album Anti, charges to a new high (22-13) and star country duo Florida Georgia Line debuts at No. 20 with “H.O.L.Y.,” led by its No. 2 entrance on Digital Songs (125,000). The love song (its title taken from its “high on loving you” lyric) also rockets 39-1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, where it’s the pair’s fifth No. 1.
(Quiz answer! The last Hot 100 No. 1s prior to Drake’s that include the words “one” and “dance” in their titles? Maroon 5’s “One More Night” led for nine weeks in 2012. Before that, Lady Gaga landed her first No. 1, in her first chart visit, with “Just Dance,” featuring Colby O’Donis, for three weeks in 2009.)
Find out more news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column to post later this week. And, visit Billboard.com tomorrow (May 10), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh, as they do each Tuesday.