Drake‘s viral challenge-fueled “In My Feelings” posts a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Aug. 11). The song is from Drake’s album Scorpion, which rules the Billboard 200 chart for a fifth week.
Plus, DJ Khaled‘s “No Brainer,” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo, launches at No. 5 on the Hot 100. The song follows Khaled’s “I’m the One,” also featuring Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo, as well as Lil Wayne, which topped the Hot 100 dated May 20, 2017.
Let’s run down the top 10 on the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 7).
As it leads the Hot 100 for a fourth week, “Feelings,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, likewise posts a fourth frame at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 95.4 million U.S. streams, down 10 percent, in the week ending Aug. 2, according to Nielsen Music. The sum marks the sixth-highest streaming week for a song; two weeks earlier, the track set the mark by logging 116.2 million.
While “Feelings” continues to be fueled in large part by the “In My Feelings” challenge, its official video arrived late Thursday (Aug. 2) and will impact the song’s performance on next week’s Hot 100 (dated Aug. 18), which will encompass the Aug. 3-9 streaming and sales tracking weeks.
“Feelings” also spends a fourth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart (72,000 downloads sold, down 30 percent, in the week ending Aug. 2). On Radio Songs, “Feelings” lifts 5-3, up 18 percent to 95.7 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 5, as it claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a fourth straight week.
Additionally, rap songs have now led the Hot 100 for a record-extending 28 consecutive weeks. The streak has comprised Drake’s “God’s Plan” (for 11 weeks) and “Nice for What” (eight), both also from Scorpion; Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (two); Post Malone‘s “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign (one); XXXTentacion’s “Sad!” (one); Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin‘s “I Like It” (one); and Drake’s “Feelings” (four).
Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s former Hot 100 No. 1 “I Like It” is stationary at No. 2, while spending a fourth week atop the Songs of the Summer chart, which ranks the top-performing titles on the Hot 100 between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
6ix9ine’s “FeFe,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, climbs 4-3 in its second week on the Hot 100. Released July 22, the track repeats at No. 2 on Streaming Songs with 65.8 million U.S. streams (up 44 percent, winning the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer trophy) following its first full week of tracking. On Digital Song Sales, it pushes 6-5 (25,000, up 4 percent).
Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, backtracks to No. 4 on the Hot 100 from its No. 3 high, while leading Radio Songs for a second week (123.7 million, up 7 percent).
DJ Khaled’s “No Brainer,” featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo, soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 5. The song follows Khaled’s 2017 No. 1 “I’m the One,” also featuring Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo, as well as Lil Wayne.
Released July 27, “No Brainer” arrives at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales (41,000), No. 5 on Streaming Songs (29.8 million) and No. 28 on Radio Songs (35.8 million). The song makes the highest entrance on Radio Songs in 2018, besting Drake’s “Feelings,” which launched at No. 29. On Dec. 2, Kendrick Lamar’s “Love.,” featuring Zacari, also opened at No. 28.
Khaled collects his fourth Hot 100 top 10, while Bieber adds his 14th, Chance the Rapper notches his second and Quavo posts his fifth. Additionally, Bieber banks his 70th Hot 100 entry overall, becoming the 15th act in the chart’s 60-year history to reach the milestone; he’s one away from tying The Beatles’ 71 appearances (the Glee Cast leads with 207; Drake ranks second with 187).
“No Brainer” concurrently begins at No. 1 on the Hot R&B Songs chart, where DJ Khaled earns his second No. 1, after “Wild Thoughts” (featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller), the follow-up to “I’m the One” that led for 15 weeks beginning in July 2017. Bieber notches his first Hot R&B Songs No. 1 (with his seventh top 10), while Chance the Rapper and Quavo also each lead the list for the first time.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Post Malone’s “Better Now” retreats to No. 6 from its No. 5 peak; Juice WRLD’s No. 3-peaking “Lucid Dreams” rebounds 8-7; Ella Mai‘s “Boo’d Up” descends 7-8 after reaching No. 5; Tyga‘s “Taste,” featuring Offset, rises 10-9; and Drake’s “Nice” drops 6-10.
As for two acts mentioned above, Quavo and Offset, both of Migos, appear in the Hot 100’s top 10 together on separate tracks. It’s not the first time that we’ve seen such a double-up; for instance, the Beatles’ Paul McCartney and George Harrison, as well as McCartney and Ringo Starr, charted in the region simultaneously in the 1970s; on the June 30, 1973-dated chart, Harrison’s “Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)” ranked at No. 1 and McCartney and Wings’ “My Love” followed at No. 2. Plus, Eagles’ Glenn Frey and Don Henley likewise linked top 10s (“The Heat Is On” and “The Boys of Summer,” respectively) in 1985; notably, the Beatles and Eagles were either broken up or on hiatus in those instances, while Migos remain an active trio.
Just beyond the Hot 100’s top 10, Khalid and Normani ascend to a new high with “Love Lies” (18-15). The track reaches the Radio Songs top 10, rising 12-10 (66.6 million, up 9 percent), becoming Khalid’s second top 10 (and first in a lead role) and Normani’s first as a soloist; Fifth Harmony tallied two Radio Songs top 10s with her as a member in 2015-16.
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. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 7), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The next issue of Billboard magazine is on sale Friday (Aug. 10).