Drake‘s “Nice for What” returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, rising from No. 2, for a seventh total week on top. With his latest frame in the lead, Drake passes Michael Jackson for the second-most career weeks logged at No. 1 among solo males (38 vs. 37) in the chart’s 59-year history, with the pair trailing only Usher (47 weeks) for the lead in the category.
Meanwhile, Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” crowns the Streaming Songs survey, where it lifts 2-1, as it pushes 9-6 on the Hot 100.
Let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100 (dated June 23), which blends all-genre streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (June 19).
“Nice,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, revisits the Hot 100’s top spot, as it rises 4-3 on Streaming Songs (31.6 million U.S. streams, down 8 percent, in the week ending June 14, according to Nielsen Music), after leading the list for four weeks; 6-4 on Radio Songs (87.5 million in audience in the week ending June 17), becoming Drake’s 11th top five hit on the tally; and 10-7 on Digital Song Sales (20,000 downloads sold, down 3 percent, in the week ending June 14), after spending a week at No. 1.
Drake earns his 38th cumulative week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, totaled by his five No. 1s; he previously led as featured on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name? (one week, 2010) and “Work” (nine weeks, 2016) and with his own “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla (10 weeks, 2016), and “God’s Plan” (11 weeks, 2018).
Drake passes Michael Jackson for the second-most weeks spent at No. 1 among solo males, after Usher. Among all artists, Drake now owns a solo share of seventh place:
Most Weeks at No. 1 in Hot 100’s History
79, Mariah Carey
59, The Beatles
50, Boyz II Men
37, Michael Jackson
34, Elton John
33, Janet Jackson
33, Katy Perry
(With featured billings an established element of R&B/hip-hop, Drake has earned 28 of his 38 weeks atop the Hot 100 in a lead role and 10 as a featured artist. Usher has posted all 47 of his weeks at No. 1, from nine No. 1s, as a lead, or co-lead, artist, while Jackson was billed as a lead or co-lead for all 37 of his weeks at the summit, via 13 toppers; additionally, The Jackson 5, with Jackson as a member, tallied 10 weeks at No. 1 thanks to their four leaders, all in 1970.)
Further, “Nice” logs its third stint atop the Hot 100. It debuted atop the April 21-dated chart and spent its first four weeks at No. 1; dipped to No. 2 for two weeks; returned for two more frames on top; and dropped to No. 2 a week ago. “Nice” is the first song to experience three separate Hot 100 coronations since The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face,” which notched its three weeks at No. 1 in 2015 nonconsecutively (Aug. 22, Sept. 12 and Sept. 26).
Post Malone‘s “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, descends to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after its sole week at the summit. It holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs (98.6 million, essentially even week-over-week) and Digital Song Sales (30,000, down 19 percent) and rises 10-7 on Streaming Songs (26.9 million, down 11 percent).
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin‘s “I Like It” keep at its No. 3 peak; Drake’s “God’s Plan” lifts 5-4; and Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, slips to No. 5 from its No. 4 high, while adding top Airplay Gainer honors for a second consecutive week, as it bounds onto Radio Songs at No. 36 (32.1 million, up 93 percent).
Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” climbs 9-6 on Hot 100, as it becomes his first No. 1 on Streaming Songs (2-1), up 8 percent to 38.8 million U.S. streams. (A data processing error resulted in incorrect earlier streaming figures for the title; thus, its streaming sum is lower than forecast last week, when it appeared that the song was challenging for No. 1 on the Hot 100.) The track concurrently climbs 48-26 on Digital Song Sales (13,000, up 38 percent).
“Dreams” is the breakthrough hit for the 19-year-old Chicago rapper (born Jared Higgins), who gained early attention on SoundCloud, where he began posting songs in 2015, and recently signed with Interscope Records.
Ella Mai‘s first Hot 100 top 10, “Boo’d Up,” backtracks to No. 7 from its No. 6 high, while leading the Hot R&B Songs chart for a fifth week, and Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey‘s “The Middle” reverses course on the Hot 100, rising 10-8 after reaching its No. 5 peak, as it leads Radio Songs for a sixth week (114.1 million, down 1 percent) and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 20th frame.
Ariana Grande‘s “No Tears Left to Cry” returns to the Hot 100’s top 10, lifting 13-9, after debuting at its No. 3 peak (on the May 5-dated chart), and Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line‘s No. 2-peaking “Meant to Be” likewise revisits the top tier (12-10), while topping Hot Country Songs for a 29th week, extending the longest reign for a song by a duo or group in the chart’s 59-year history.
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 (June 19), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.