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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Drake Moves Closer to Elvis, Rihanna’s ‘Kiss It Better’ Debuts

As Rihanna's Drake-featuring "Work" reigns for an eighth week, her pop radio follow-up bows. Plus, moves for Drake himself, Kanye West, Tim McGraw & Bryson Tiller.

As previously reported, Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, posts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 23). With her latest frame on top, she has tied the Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at No. 1 (59) and trails only Mariah Carey, the leader with 79.

Rihanna Tops Hot 100 for Eighth Week, Ties the Beatles for Second-Most Total Weeks at No. 1

Plus, Desiigner earns his first Hot 100 top 10, as his debut hit “Panda” soars 14-5, and Justin Bieber matches a top 10 longevity mark with “Love Yourself” spending a record-tying 21st week in the top 10 from its debut.

Who else makes notable chart moves on the Hot 100 this week?

As previously reported, Drake debuts at No. 16 on the Hot 100 with “Pop Style,” featuring The Throne (aka, Jay Z and Kanye West), and No. 21 with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla. The former enters atop the Digital Songs chart (128,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music), becoming Drake’s sixth No. 1 on the ranking, while the latter begins at No. 4 (104,000).

Drake also debuts at No. 97 on the Hot 100 as featured on PARTYNEXTDOOR‘s “Come and See Me.” With three new entries, he ups his total to 107 career Hot 100 appearances, moving to within one of Elvis Presley‘s 108. Here is an updated look at the four acts with the most chart visits (including both lead and featured billings):

207, Glee Cast
129, Lil Wayne
108, Elvis Presley
107, Drake

(Notably, Presley’s iconic career began two years before the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, premiere.)

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Kanye West
Also as previously covered, West launches eight titles onto the Hot 100, led by “Famous” at No. 34. Click here for the rundown of his songs on the Hot 100, as well as his 12 tracks on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Click here for details on his new loftier standing among the acts with the most Hot 100 entries all time, as he has upped his sum to 75 career visits, tying with Ray Charles for the eighth-best total.

Tim McGraw, “Humble and Kind”
Tim McGraw earns his 30th top 40 hit on the Hot 100, as his latest jumps 44-30, powered by his performance of the ballad at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast Sunday, April 3, on CBS. The track becomes his 26th No. 1 on Hot Country Songs (4-1) and surges by 69 percent to 64,000 downloads sold.

Lori McKenna Brings the Solo Songwriter Back to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs

“Humble” is also notable in that it’s the first Hot Country Songs No. 1 written by just one person (Lori McKenna) since Taylor Swift‘s “Ours” more than four years ago. In fact, Swift co-wrote five of her seven career Hot Country Songs leaders on her own: “Our Song” (2007-08), “Should’ve Said No” (2008), “Love Story” (2008), “Sparks Fly” (2011) and “Ours.” The last solo woman not named Taylor Swift to top Hot Country Songs with a song she penned by herself? Anita Cochran, whose “What If I Said,” featuring Steve Wariner, led the Feb. 28, 1998, chart.

If we exclude songs featuring a guest, the last woman to crown Hot Country Songs with a self-written No. 1 until Swift: Mary Chapin Carpenter, with “Shut Up and Kiss Me” (Nov. 19, 1994). (Carpenter releases her new album, The Things That We Are Made Of, May 6. The set was produced by Dave Cobb, who co-produced Chris Stapleton’s Traveller and produced Lake Street Dive’s Side Pony and Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free, among others.)

Bryson Tiller, “Exchange”
Bryson Tiller‘s single has spent 24 weeks on the Hot 100, reaching a high of No. 26 four weeks ago (although it maintains its bullet this week). Now, despite its 29-31 dip on the Hot 100, the song debuts at last on the Radio Songs chart at No. 35 (30 million in audience, up 15 percent). It also pushes 4-2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.

Rihanna, “Kiss It Better”
Rihanna’s follow-up to “Work” enters the Hot 100 at No. 80, driven primarily by streaming (73 percent of its chart points), as it gains by 31 percent to 4.8 million U.S. streams. It also opens at No. 36 on Pop Songs, marking Rihanna’s record-extending 43rd entry (dating to the airplay chart’s 1992 inception).