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The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ Rules Billboard Hot 100, Wizkid’s ‘Essence’ Hits Top 10

The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's "Stay" returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a seventh week at the summit. Plus, Wizkid's "Essence," featuring Bieber and Tems, reaches the top 10.

The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber‘s “Stay” returns to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, from No. 2, for a seventh week at the summit.

Plus, Walker Hayes‘ country crossover hit “Fancy Like” hits a new No. 3 high on the survey and Wizkid‘s “Essence,” featuring Bieber and Tems, reaches the top 10, rising 11-10.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Oct. 16) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 12). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

“Stay,” released on Raymond Braun/Columbia Records/Def Jam, drew 86.4 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 4%) and 23.2 million U.S. streams (down 6%) and sold 7,400 downloads (down 14%) in the week ending Oct. 7, according to MRC Data.

“Stay” scores a fourth week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart; rises 4-3 on Streaming Songs, where it has spent six weeks on top; and drops 6-10 on Digital Song Sales, after reaching No. 3.


Meanwhile, as “Stay” tops the Hot 100 for a seventh week, it ties for the second-longest No. 1 run for a song by two or more co-billed solo male leads over the chart’s 63-year history. Here’s an updated look at such songs that have reigned for at least three weeks (and which excludes duos or groups known for regularly recording together).

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artists, Peak date:
16, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber), beginning May 27, 2017
7, “Stay,” The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, beginning Aug. 14, 2021
7, “Ebony and Ivory,” Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder, beginning May 15, 1982
6, “Say Say Say,” Paul McCartney & Michael Jackson, beginning Dec. 10, 1983
4, “Shake Ya Tailfeather,” Nelly, P. Diddy & Murphy Lee, beginning Sept. 6, 2003
3, “All for Love,” Bryan Adams, Rod Stewart, Sting, beginning Jan. 22, 1994

“Stay” concurrently hits No. 1 on the Adult Pop Airplay radio chart, where it’s The Kid LAROI’s second leader, after “Without You” dominated for a week in July, and Bieber’s fourth.

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” rebounds to its No. 2 Hot 100 best, from No. 3. The song, which debuted at No. 2 in August, keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (23.4 million, down 7%); climbs 6-5 on Radio Songs (58.1 million, up 15%); and falls 8-12 on Digital Song Sales (5,200, down 3%). It adds a seventh week atop both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100.

Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” hits a new No. 3 Hot 100 high, ascending from No. 5, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a 13th week. Notably, the song is the fifth to have hit the Hot 100’s top three and led Hot Country Songs since the latter list adopted the same methodology as the former in October 2012, and three of the entries have scored such status in 2020-21. Here’s an updated rundown.

Hot 100 Peak, Title, Artist(s), Weeks atop Hot Country Songs; Year(s):
No. 1, three weeks, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” Taylor Swift, 10; 2012
No. 2, “Meant to Be,” Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, (a record) 50; 2017-18
No. 2, “Forever After All,” Luke Combs, 10; 2020-21
No. 3, “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett feat. Charlie Puth, 27; 2020-21
No. 3, “Fancy Like,” Walker Hayes, 13; 2020-21

For four of the five songs above (except for Combs’), pop radio crossover airplay has assisted their Hot 100 performances. “Fancy Like” bullets at its No. 4 best on the Oct. 16 Country Airplay chart and improves 14-13 on Adult Pop Airplay, 17-16 on Pop Airplay and 22-21 on Adult Contemporary.


Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy” holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100, following its No. 1 launch four weeks earlier, as it logs a fifth week atop Streaming Songs (23.4 million, down 15%); Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” rebounds 6-5 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2; Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” pushes 7-6, after it debuted at No. 1 in May; and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, rises 8-7, after reaching No. 3.

Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” lifts 10-8 on the Hot 100, after hitting to No. 2. It spends a 38th week in the top 10, the third-longest run in the chart’s archives, after The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (57 weeks; 2020-21) and Post Malone’s “Circles” (39 weeks; 2019-20).

Drake’s “Knife Talk,” featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat, is stationary at No. 9 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 4.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Wizkid’s “Essence,” featuring Bieber and Tems, advances 11-10. It backtracks 7-9 on Radio Songs but with a 5% gain to 48.9 million; rises 26-21 on Streaming Songs (11.2 million, down 1%); and falls 17-24 on Digital Song Sales (3,200, down 8%).

Wizkid earns his second Hot 100 top 10, following his featured turn with Kyla, on Drake’s 10-week 2016 No. 1 “One Dance.” Tems (like Wizkid, from Nigeria) achieves her first top 10 with her first entry on the chart. (She added her second charted title as featured on Drake’s “Fountains,” which debuted at its No. 26 peak on the Sept. 18 survey.)

Bieber tallies his milestone 25th Hot 100 top 10, having joined Wizkid and Tems on the “Essence” remix released Aug. 13. Here’s an updated recap of the acts with the most top 10s, as Bieber matches the totals of Lil Wayne and Elvis Presley (with the chart having begun two years after Presley’s commercial breakthrough).

Most Billboard Hot 100 Top 10s:
54, Drake
38, Madonna
34, The Beatles
31, Rihanna
30, Michael Jackson
29, Taylor Swift
28, Mariah Carey
28, Stevie Wonder
27, Janet Jackson
27, Elton John
25, Justin Bieber
25, Elvis Presley
25, Lil Wayne

“Essence” concurrently tops the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a fifth week.


Additionally, Coldplay and BTS’ “My Universe” descends to No. 12 on the Hot 100 after it rocketed in at No. 1 a week earlier. It posts a second week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (42,600, down 54%) and slides 21-32 on Streaming Songs (8.8 million, down 23%), while sporting a 41% gain to 7.9 million in all-format airplay audience. The collaboration collects a second week atop the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts.

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Oct. 16), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Oct. 12).