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Drake Rules Billboard Hot 100 for Fifth Week With ‘In My Feelings,’ Travis Scott Debuts Two Songs in Top 10

Scott soars in with "Sicko Mode" & "Stargazing" at Nos. 4 & 8, respectively.

Drake‘s “In My Feelings” logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Aug. 18). Notably, the song decreased in streams in the first full tracking week following the Aug. 2 premiere of its official video, after it had been heavily driven in recent weeks by the viral “In My Feelings” challenge.

Plus, Travis Scott debuts two songs in the Hot 100’s top 10, “Sicko Mode” – which Drake co-wrote (and which features his vocals, although he is not a credited artist on it) – and “Stargazing,” at Nos. 4 and 8, respectively, as parent set Astroworld launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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 tomorrow (Aug. 14).

As it leads the Hot 100 for a fifth week, “Feelings,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, likewise posts a fifth frame at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 92.7 million U.S. streams, down 3 percent, in the week ending Aug. 9, according to Nielsen Music, after its official video arrived late Thursday (Aug. 2). (The sum marks the eighth-highest streaming week for a song; three weeks earlier, the track set the mark by logging 116.2 million.)

“Feelings” also spends a fifth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart (58,000 downloads sold, down 20 percent, in the week ending Aug. 9). On Radio Songs, “Feelings” keeps at its No. 3 high, increasing by 12 percent to 107.4 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 12, as it claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a fifth straight week. As for its reach at specific radio formats, the track tops Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop and Rhythmic Songs for a second week each and pushes 13-9 in its fifth week on Pop Songs, where Drake earns his 11th top 10 and ties 2016’s “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla (Drake’s lone leader on the list so far), for his fastest flight to the region.

Additionally, rap songs have now led the Hot 100 for a record-extending 29 consecutive weeks. The streak also includes Drake’s “God’s Plan” (for 11 weeks) and “Nice for What” (eight), both, like “Feelings,” from his album Scorpion; Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (two); Post Malone‘s “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign (one); XXXTentacion’s “Sad!” (one); and Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin‘s “I Like It” (one).


“Feelings” concurrently tops the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a fifth week each. It also takes over as the new No. 1 on the Songs of the Summer chart, which ranks the top-performing titles on the Hot 100 between Memorial Day and Labor Day, dethroning Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I Like It” after four weeks in the lead; on the Hot 100, “Like” descends 2-3.

While “Feelings” maintains its robust lead over the competition atop the Hot 100, Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, hits a new high, rising 4-2, while leading Radio Songs for a third week (128.9 million, up 4 percent). It rebounds 3-2 on Digital Song Sales (39,000, down 5 percent) and dips 6-7 on Streaming Songs (31 million, essentially even week-over-week). Maroon 5 notches its highest Hot 100 rank since April 2015, when “Sugar” spent its fourth and final week peaking at No. 2.

Travis Scott surges onto the Hot 100 with two songs in the top 10, “Sicko Mode” and “Stargazing,” at Nos. 4 and 8, respectively. The tracks launch at Nos. 2 and 4 on Streaming Songs with 55.1 million and 39 million U.S. streams, respectively. They also enter Digital Song Sales at Nos. 5 and 47 with a respective 22,000 and 7,000 sold.

Scott scores his second and third Hot 100 top 10s, and first two in a lead role; in April 2017, he debuted and peaked at No. 9 as featured, with Quavo, on Drake’s “Portland.”

Meanwhile, Scott becomes the fourth act to have debuted multiple songs in the Hot 100’s top 10 simultaneously; Drake has achieved the feat three times (once including Scott) and debuted a record four titles in the top 10 on the July 14-dated chart:

Ed Sheeran, Jan. 28, 2017
No. 1, “Shape of You”
No. 6, “Castle on the Hill”

Drake, April 8, 2017
No. 8, “Passionfruit”
No. 9, “Portland” (feat. Quavo & Travis Scott)

Drake, Feb. 3, 2018
No. 1, “God’s Plan”
No. 7, “Diplomatic Immunity”

J. Cole, May 5, 2018
No. 6, “ATM”
No. 8, “Kevin’s Heart”
No. 10, “KOD”

Drake, July 14, 2018
No. 2, “Nonstop”
No. 6, “In My Feelings”
No. 8, “Emotionless”
No. 9, “Don’t Matter to Me” (feat. Michael Jackson)

Travis Scott, Aug. 11, 2018
No. 4, “Sicko Mode”
No. 8, “Stargazing”

As parent album Astroworld opens atop the Billboard 200, all 17 tracks, including “Sicko” and “Stargazing,” from the set appear on the Hot 100; 16 debut and one, “Butterfly Effect,” re-enters at a new No. 50 high (after reaching No. 51 last November).


Elsewhere in the Hot 100’s top 10, 6ix9ine’s “FEFE,” featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, backtracks to No. 5 from its No. 3 peak; Post Malone’s “Better Now” holds at No. 6 after reaching No. 5; Juice WRLD’s No. 3-peaking “Lucid Dreams” is stationary at No. 7; Tyga‘s “Taste,” featuring Offset, repeats at its No. 9 high; and Ella Mai‘s No. 5-peaking “Boo’d Up” drops 8-10, while returning to No. 1 for an 11th total week atop the Hot R&B Songs chart.

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 tomorrow (Aug. 14), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.