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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Rihanna Roars to New High After ‘Money’ Video Release

"B**** Better Have My Money" vaults 28-15, fueled by new streaming heights. Plus, moves for Mark Ronson, Maroon 5, Demi Lovato & NEEDTOBREATHE.

As previously reported, Wiz Khalifa‘s Furious 7 smash “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated July 18) for a 12th week, tying the record for the longest rule for a rap No. 1 all-time. Plus, Skrillex and Diplo, with Justin Bieber, and Rachel Platten reach the top 10.

Wiz Khalifa’s ‘See You Again’ Ties for Longest-Leading Rap No. 1 on Hot 100

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


Mark Ronson, “Uptown Funk!,” feat. Bruno Mars
Ronson’s former 14-week Hot 100 No. 1 drops out of the top 10 (8-12) after 31 weeks, leaving it still a week away from tying the record for the longest stay in the region in the chart’s nearly 57-year history. Unless it rebounds back into the top tier, “Funk” will remain in second place for the honor.

Here’s an updated count of the titles with the lengthiest top 10 Hot 100 runs:

Weeks in Top 10, Title, Artist(s), Peak Position, Year
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, 1997
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Ronson feat. Mars, No. 1, 2015
30, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, No. 1, 1999
29, “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, No. 1, 2011
28, “You Were Meant for Me”/”Foolish Games,” Jewel, No. 2, 1997
26, “Truly Madly Deeply,” Savage Garden, No. 1, 1998

Still, good news for Ronson: he’s rising with his follow-up single, “Feel Right” (featuring Mystikal), which climbs 37-35 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, up by 10 percent in plays, according to Nielsen Music.

Rihanna, “B**** Better Have My Money”
After first climbing as high as No. 17 on the Hot 100 in early May, “Money” rockets to a new peak (28-15) in its 15th week on the chart following the July 1 release of its official video. (Not that the song had ever plummeted too far: it had ranked between Nos. 17 and 28 over its first 14 chart weeks.) The track reaches the Streaming Songs chart’s top 10 (22-7) with an 84 percent surge to 10 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, with 43 percent of its sum from Vevo on YouTube clicks for the new video.

The clip’s arrival also helps spur the song’s No. 31 re-entry on Digital Songs (43,000 sold, up 65 percent).

Maroon 5, “This Summer’s Gonna Hurt”
While the single slips 24-27 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 23 four weeks ago, it scores an impressive honor on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart: as it rises 11-7, it becomes the band’s record-extending 19th top 10. Here  are the acts with the most Adult Top 10s, dating to the list’s 1996 launch: Maroon 5 (19), Kelly Clarkson, Goo Goo Dolls (14 each), matchbox twenty, Katy Perry (13 each), P!nk and Taylor Swift (12 each).

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Demi Lovato, “Cool for the Summer”
The song bows on the Hot 100 at No. 36. Sixty percent of its chart points are from sales, as it begins on Digital Songs at No. 11 with 80,000 sold. As previously reported, the track soars onto the Pop Songs airplay chart at No. 22.

NEEDTOBREATHE, “Brother,” feat. Gavin DeGraw
The Christian rock band makes its first Hot 100 appearance, as its collab with DeGraw debuts at No. 100. The song spends an eighth week at No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart, marking just the second leader on the religious music list ever to hit the Hot 100; Hillsong United’s “Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)” reached No. 83 on the Hot 100 in May 2014. It led Hot Christian Songs for a record 50 weeks and remains at No. 2 on the ranking (and has placed in the tally’s top three each week since the beginning of December 2013).

“Brother” is also crossing to secular success, rising 24-23 on Adult Pop Songs.

DeGraw graces the Hot 100 for the first time since 2013. Of his seven visits, he peaked highest with his first entry, “I Don’t Want to Be,” which rose to No. 10 in 2005. He’s added four more top 40 hits through 2012.