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Justin Bieber’s ‘Sorry’ Leads Hot 100, Selena Gomez Hits Top Five

Justin Bieber's "Sorry" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, Selena Gomez matches her best Hot 100 rank as "Same Old Love" rises 6-5.

Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, Selena Gomez matches her best Hot 100 rank as “Same Old Love” rises 6-5.

As we do each week, let’s run down the Hot 100’s top 10, and beyond. (This week, due to the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, highlights of the airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot 100 post on today, with all charts to update tomorrow; normally, highlights and charts post each Monday and Tuesday, respectively.)

With its second week at No. 1, “Sorry,” released on SchoolBoy/Raymond Braun/Def Jam, marks Bieber’s longest Hot 100 reign of his two No. 1s so far. His prior single, and first Hot 100 topper, “What Do You Mean?,” debuted at No. 1 on the Sept. 19 chart, representing its sole week at the summit. (Still, despite its lone week at No. 1, “Mean” has spent all of its 20 weeks in the top 10, dipping 8-10 this week.)

“Sorry” logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 20.5 million U.S. streams, up 3 percent, and leads the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart for a ninth week (8.8 million on-demand streams, up 4 percent), according to Nielsen Music. It holds at its No. 2 high (for a sixth week) on Radio Songs (148 million audience impressions, up 1 percent), while slipping 3-4 on Digital Songs (92,000 downloads sold, down 28 percent, in the week ending Jan. 14); it led the sales ranking for a week in December.

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Bieber additionally ranks at No. 3 on the Hot 100 as newest single “Love Yourself” holds at its peak, while notching a second week atop Digital Songs (147,000, down 11 percent). It lifts 3-2 on Streaming Songs (17 million, up 11 percent) and blasts 12-6 on Radio Songs (100 million, up 35 percent), good for the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a second week.

Two fun facts regarding the moves for “Love”:

Streaming king: With “Sorry” and “Love” at Nos. 1 and 2 on Streaming Songs, respectively, Bieber is the first solo male to rank in the chart’s top two simultaneously. He joins four other acts that have doubled up in the top two spots (since the chart’s January 2013 inception): Iggy Azalea, for five weeks (although in a lead and featured role); Macklemore & Ryan Lewis (two weeks), Miley Cyrus and Meghan Trainor (one each).

Radio rise: “Love” becomes Bieber’s sixth Radio Songs top 10, with four of them appearing on his current album Purpose (including “Where Are U Now,” with Skrillex and Diplo, first released on their set Skrillex and Diplo Present Jack U).

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As Bieber crowns the Hot 100 and remains at No. 3, Adele’s “Hello,” the lead single from her album 25, spends a second week at No. 2 after logging its first 10 weeks at No. 1. Still, it tallies a 10th week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (160 million, down 6 percent). The ballad is the first song to amass double-digit weeks atop the airplay chart since Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!” (featuring Bruno Mars) (12 weeks, beginning Feb. 7, 2015). It’s the longest reign by a solo female since Rihanna’s “We Found Love” (featuring Calvin Harris; 12 weeks, 2011-12).

“Hello” falls 2-3 on Digital Songs (92,000, down 34 percent) and Streaming Songs (16.1 million, down 1 percent) after previously leading the charts for seven weeks each.

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Below Bieber and Adele on the Hot 100, Twenty One Pilots ascends 5-4 (hitting a new peak) with “Stressed Out.” The single surges 4-2 on Digital Songs (121,000 sold, up 5 percent) and enters the top 10 on both Radio Songs (11-7; 92 million, up 22 percent) and Streaming Songs (13-9; 10 million, up 27 percent), adding top Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100. The duo’s first top five Hot 100 hit concurrently leads Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart for a fourth week.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Selena Gomez ties her highest rank as “Same Old Love” rises 6-5. She first reached No. 5 with prior single “Good for You” (featuring A$AP Rocky) in October. (She’s also peaked at No. 6 with “Come & Get It” in 2013 and “The Heart Wants What It Wants” in 2014.) As previously reported, “Same” hit No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart last week; it stays at the list’s top spot this week. Both “Good” and “Same” are from Gomez’s album Revival, which debuted atop the Oct. 31 Billboard 200, becoming her second No. 1 album.

Capping the Hot 100’s top 10, Alessia Cara’s debut hit “Here” rises to a new peak (9-6) and becomes the new leader (2-1) on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs; Drake’s “Hotline Bling” drops 4-7, after reaching No. 2 (and dominates Hot Rap Songs for a 17th frame); Shawn Mendes’ “Stitches” slips 7-8, after peaking at No. 4; and, above Bieber’s “Mean” at No. 10, Meghan Trainor’s “Like I’m Gonna Lose You,” featuring John Legend, rises 10-9 after reaching No. 8.

Back to that fact about Bieber’s “Mean” spending its first 20 weeks on the Hot 100 in the top 10. If it can stay in the tier next week, it will tie the mark for most weeks a song has spent in the top 10 from its debut. The record belongs to two songs that each logged their first 21 frames in the region: Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” (2012) and Maroon 5’s “Sugar” (2015).

Meanwhile, among noteworthy action outside the Hot 100’s top 10 this week, The Chainsmokers’ “Roses,” featuring ROZES, rises 13-11, while ruling the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a fourth week; Bryson Tiller’s “Don’t” darts 17-13; and, two songs hit the top 20: G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha’s “Me, Myself & I” (29-19) and Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (22-20).

Find out more noteworthy news throughout the chart in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column to post later this week. And visit tomorrow (Jan. 20), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.