Drake ties a personal best on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 23), as “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla, ranks at No. 1 for a ninth total week. The domination matches his longest, as he previously led for nine weeks earlier this year, as featured on Rihanna‘s “Work.”
Drake earned one prior No. 1, also as featured on a Rihanna single: “What’s My Name?” led for one week (dated Nov. 20, 2010).
As we do every Monday when the Hot 100 is refreshed, let’s run down the top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.
As “Dance,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, tops the Hot 100 for a ninth week (and eighth in a row), it scores a 12th week atop the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart with 17.8 million on-demand U.S. plays (down 7 percent) in the week ending July 7, according to Nielsen Music. The track is now a week from tying the second-longest command of On-Demand Songs since the chart launched in 2012: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, led for 13 weeks in 2013.
“Dance” stays at No. 2 on the overall Streaming Songs chart, which it led for a week (May 21), with 19.4 million U.S. streams (down 7 percent). It also holds at No. 2 on Radio Songs after two (nonconsecutive) weeks on top (162 million in audience, up 3 percent), while on the Digital Songs sales chart, which it topped for two weeks, it slips 4-6 (63,000 downloads sold, down 19 percent). “Dance” rules Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a 10th week and crowns the Songs of the Summer chart for a sixth week, having led the summery summary each week since the list relaunched.
Notably, Drake stops short of claiming a record all to himself that’s related to both the Hot 100 and the Billboard 200 albums chart. Until this week, Drake had led both tallies simultaneously for seven straight weeks, with “Dance” and parent album Views, respectively. That run tied Drake with Michael Jackson for the longest consecutive control of the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously among males, as Jackson also led both lists concurrently for seven straight weeks in 1983, with “Billie Jean” and Thriller, respectively. As of this week, Drake remains in a tie with the late King of Pop for the mark, as Blink-182’s California dethrones Views with its debut atop the Billboard 200. (Among all acts, The Beatles and Whitney Houston share the record for the longest consecutive simultaneous command of both the Hot 100 and Billboard 200: 12 weeks each, in 1964 and 1992-93, respectively).
Still, Drake has made history regarding that angle: he has spent the most total weeks, eight, among males simultaneously topping the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 with one song and album. He earned the honor solely last week with his eighth such frame for “One Dance” and Views, respectively, passing Jackson’s seven-week run, all linked consecutively, with “Billie Jean” and Thriller. Among all acts, Houston has spent the most total concurrent weeks atop the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 with one song and album, as she logged all 12 weeks in charge noted above consecutively with “I Will Always Love You” and The Bodyguard. So, if “One Dance” can continue atop the Hot 100 and Views can return to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Drake would move closer to Houston’s record.
After debuting at No. 1 on the Hot 100 eight weeks ago, becoming just the 26th single to start on top in the chart’s history, Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” ranks at No. 2 (for a fourth straight week). It spends a ninth week at No. 1 on Digital Songs (98,000, down 8 percent), encompassing its entire run on the chart, and logs a fifth (nonconsecutive) week atop Radio Songs (164 million, essentially even from last week). On Streaming Songs, “Feeling” dips 11-12 (10.6 million, down 6 percent). It also tops Billboard’s Adult Pop Songs airplay chart for a sixth week and Adult Contemporary for a third week.
The Chainsmokers’ first top five Hot 100 hit, “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya, holds at its No. 3 high. It stays at No. 3 on Radio Songs (130 million, up 1 percent) and No. 5 on Streaming Songs (14.4 million, down 2 percent) and drops 5-7 on Digital Songs (63,000, down 12 percent). The track tops Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a 12th week and the Pop Songs airplay ranking for a third frame.
Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, reaches a new Hot 100 peak, rising 5-4. It keeps at No. 4 on Streaming Songs (16.4 million, up 3 percent) and No. 5 on Radio Songs (107 million, up 7 percent), while descending 6-8 on Digital Songs (60,000, down 13 percent).
Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, lifts to a new high (6-5) on the Hot 100, becoming Sia’s first top five hit as a lead artist and tying her best rank overall. Sia previously reached No. 5 in May 2012 as featured on Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones.” Paul, meanwhile, ranks in the top five for the first time in nearly 10 years, since “(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me,” featuring Keyshia Cole, rose to No. 3 in September 2006.
“Thrills” thrives as the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer for a fifth straight week (linking the longest streak of winning the award for a song by a woman since Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” which also earned it for five straight frames in 2014), as it increases by 17 percent to 119 million and holds at No. 4 on Radio Songs. “Thrills” (originally intended to be recorded by Rihanna) keeps at No. 2 on Digital Songs (84,000, down 2 percent) 101 million, up 20 percent) and No. 9 on Streaming Songs (11.8 million, up 2 percent).
Desiigner’s former two-week No. 1 “Panda” descends 4-6 on the Hot 100, while ruling Streaming Songs for a 12th total week (24.7 million, down 4 percent) and Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart for a 14th frame. At No. 7 on the Hot 100, Rihanna’s “Needed Me” remains at its peak, while crowning the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart for a second week.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Twenty One Pilots’ “Ride” reaches a new high (9-8), while topping the Hot Rock Songs chart for a fifth week; Kent Jones’ “Don’t Mind” drops to No. 9 on the Hot 100 from it No. 8 high, although it leads the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart for a third week; and Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, stays at No. 10 on the Hot 100 after peaking at No. 4 (while follow-up “All in My Head [Flex],” featuring Fetty Wap, pushes 40-37).
Just beyond the Hot 100’s top 10, Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” reaches a new best rank (13-12), as do Meghan Trainor’s “Me Too” (16-15) and James Bay’s “Let It Go,” which leaps 24-16 in its 29th week on the chart (aided by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store).
Meanwhile, Fergie scores a (solo) career-best debut rank, as “ M.I.L.F.$” starts at No. 34; on Digital Songs, it begins at No. 5 (65,000 first-week downloads sold). The song potentially previews her second solo album, rumored to be titled Double Dutchess, her follow-up to 2006’s The Dutchess. (As a member of The Black Eyed Peas, Fergie launched at a high of No. 2 on the Hot 100 in 2009 with “I Gotta Feeling,” which went on to spend 14 weeks at No. 1.)
Find out more Hot 100 news in Billboard’s new weekly original video series, Charts Center, featuring chart information and commentary, interviews with artists, exclusive performances and more. Plus, check out the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column to post later this week. And, visit Billboard.com tomorrow (July 12), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The Hot 100 and other charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (July 15).