Drake’s ‘Nice for What’ No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Post Malone’s ‘Psycho’ No. 2 & Camila Cabello’s ‘Never Be the Same’ Hits Top 10
"Nice" leads for a fourth week, Post Malone boasts three songs in the top 10 & Cabello earns her third solo top 10.
Drake‘s “Nice for What” rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a fourth week, covering its entire run on the ranking, dating to its No. 1 debut.
Meanwhile, Post Malone sports three songs in the Hot 100’s top 10 simultaneously for the first time, led by “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, which returns to its No. 2 high, as parent album beerbongs & bentleys debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the biggest streaming week ever for an album.
Plus, Camila Cabello collects her third top 10 as a soloist, as “Never Be the Same” surges from No. 13 to No. 6 and reigns as the week’s top-selling song, helped by its new remix with country artist Kane Brown.
Let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100 (dated May 12), which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (May 8).
As on the Hot 100, “Nice,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, down 9 percent to 48.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen Music. It rebounds 4-3 on Digital Song Sales, although down 16 percent to 28,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 3, while jumping 17-11 on the Radio Songs chart with 61.6 million in all-format airplay audience (up 22 percent) in the week ending May 6, good for the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive week.
Drake has now spent 35 cumulative weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, dating to his first week on top as featured on Rihanna’s “What’s My Name?” (Nov. 20, 2010), the first of his five No. 1s. With his latest frame at the summit, he passes Elton John for the third-most weeks at No. 1 among solo males in the chart’s 59-year history. Usher leads with 47, followed by Michael Jackson (37). Among all artists, Drake passes John for a solo share of eighth place; Mariah Carey leads all acts with 79 weeks at No. 1.
“Nice” concurrently tops Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a fourth week each.
Post Malone’s “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, rebounds 5-2 on the Hot 100, returning to its peak; it debuted at No. 2 on the chart dated March 10 and had spent the next eight weeks between Nos. 3 and 5. As Post Malone’s second album, beerbongs & bentleys blasts in atop the Billboard 200, the song surges 8-2 on Streaming Songs (47.8 million, up 40 percent, as it scores the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer nod).
Plus, the rapper/singer debuts at No. 7 on the Hot 100 with the set’s “Better Now,” while former eight-week Hot 100 No. 1 “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage (also on the album), rebounds 32-8. The tracks rank at Nos. 4 (34 million) and 6 (32.1 million, up 77 percent) on Streaming Songs, respectively.
Post Malone is the 18th artist in the Hot 100’s history with at least three concurrent top 10s; he’s one of two such acts this week, as Drake earns the honor for a fifth straight week thanks to “Nice”; “God’s Plan,” down 2-3 after tallying its first 11 weeks at No. 1; and his featured turn on BlocBoy JB’s “Look Alive,” which holds at No. 9 after reaching No. 5.
Below “Nice,” “Psycho” and “Plan,” Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line‘s “Meant to Be” is steady at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. It leads the Radio Songs chart for a fifth week (130 million, down 5 percent) and Hot Country Songs for a 23rd frame.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey‘s “The Middle” rises from No. 7 back to its No. 5 high, as the collab leads the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a 14th week.
Camila Cabello roars to the Hot 100’s top 10, as “Never Be the Same” vaults 13-6, aided by its new remix with Kane Brown, released April 27. The song soars 10-1 on Digital Song Sales (51,000, up 120 percent, as it wins the Hot 100’s sales-based top Digital Gainer honor), becoming Cabello’s second leader on the list; prior single “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, ruled for two weeks beginning Dec. 2. “Never” keeps at No. 4 on Radio Songs (105 million, up 5 percent) and re-enters Streaming Songs at No. 48 (14 million, up 19 percent).
Cabello earns her third Hot 100 top 10 as a soloist, following “Havana” (No. 1, one week) and “Bad Things,” with Machine Gun Kelly (No. 4, 2017).
Plus, in June 2016, Fifth Harmony hit No. 4 on the Hot 100 with “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign; Cabello was a member of the group from its 2012 inception through December 2016.
As previously reported, “Never” becomes Cabello’s third solo No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
(“Same” but different: One prior hit titled “Never Be the Same” fell just shy of the Hot 100’s top 10: Christopher Cross’ song reached No. 15 in 1980. Honorable mention to Spanky and Our Gang’s “Sunday Will Never Be the Same,” which rose to No. 9 in 1967.)
The aforementioned “Better,” “Rockstar” and “Look Alive” rank at Nos. 7, 8 and 9 on the Hot 100, respectively, while Ariana Grande drops to No. 10 with “No Tears Left to Cry,” which debuted a week ago at No. 3. It falls 1-5 on Digital Song Sales (26,000, down 74 percent) and 5-13 on Streaming Songs (25.3 million, down 31 percent), while flying 35-23 on Radio Songs (37.6 million, up 37 percent).
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 (May 8), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.