The track dipped to No. 2 on the Hot 100 two weeks ago, as BTS’ “Butter” returned for a 10th week at the summit, and No. 6 a week ago as Drake blasted in at No. 1 with “Way 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug, as he claimed a record nine songs in the top 10 simultaneously, including the entire top five, a feat previously achieved only by The Beatles for a week in 1964.
“Stay” also takes over as the most-heard song on U.S. radio, reaching No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart.
Elsewhere in the top of the latest Hot 100, Walker Hayes‘ viral country hit “Fancy Like” surges to the top five, jumping from No. 21 to No. 5 (after reaching a prior No. 9 best), following the arrival of its remix featuring Kesha.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Sept. 25) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 21). 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 79.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 5%) and 27.1 million U.S. streams (down 2%) and sold 12,500 downloads (up 3%) in the week ending Sept. 16, according to MRC Data.
The track becomes The Kid LAROI’s first Radio Songs No. 1, rising from No. 2, and Bieber’s fifth leader, following “I Don’t Care,” with Ed Sheeran (for a week in September 2019); Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” on which Bieber is featured (five weeks, beginning in July 2017); “Love Yourself” (11 weeks, beginning in February 2016); and “Sorry” (two weeks, February 2016). Dating to his first week atop Radio Songs (Feb. 13, 2016), Bieber boasts the most No. 1s among all acts, one-upping Sheeran in that span.
Further boosting its profile in the tracking week, The Kid LAROI and Bieber performed the song on the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards Sept. 12.
Meanwhile, Bieber banks his 30th week atop the Hot 100, encompassing his eight No. 1s, tying Paul McCartney for the 15th-best total, dating to the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception. The leaders: Mariah Carey (84 weeks at No. 1), Rihanna (60), The Beatles (59), Drake (52), Boyz II Men (50), Usher (47), Beyoncé (41), Michael Jackson (37), Elton John, Bruno Mars (34 each), Janet Jackson, Katy Perry (33), Madonna (32), Whitney Houston (31), Bieber and McCartney (30 each).
Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy” slips to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after launching at No. 1. It adds a second week atop Streaming Songs (39.9 million, down 41%); drops 6-11 on Digital Song Sales (5,900, down 15%); and debuts at No. 43 on Radio Songs (17.5 million, up 131%, good for top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100).
Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” bounds 13-3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, and Drake’s “Knife Talk,” featuring 21 Savage and Project Pat, lifts 5-4 in its second week on the chart, as well as 5-2 on Streaming Songs, although with a 31% decline to 31.4 million streams.
In 2010, Kesha topped the Hot 100 for nine weeks with her debut hit “TiK ToK.” Over a decade later, she’s furthering the success of a song that went viral on TikTok: Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like,” which soars 21-5 for a new peak, after its remix featuring Kesha was released Sept. 10. In the week ending Sept. 16, the song (all versions combined) gained by 20% to 20.5 million streams and 5% to 30,800 sold, as it wins the Hot 100’s top Streaming and Sales Gainer awards.
“Fancy Like” holds at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales and vaults 26-7 on Streaming Songs. The crossover hit also roars 40-30 on Radio Songs (21.9 million, up 36%), as it rises 17-13 on the Country Airplay chart, 32-23 on Adult Pop Airplay and 31-24 on Pop Airplay.
Since Sept. 7, Kesha has appeared in two clips with Hayes on TikTok, where they boast 2.2 million and 1.8 million followers, respectively, with Hayes having previously made multiple posts on the platform featuring “Fancy Like.” The song is also benefiting from its synch in an Applebee’s commercial that premiered Aug. 23.
(Kesha is not credited as a featured artist on “Fancy Like” on the Hot 100, as overall activity for her remix did not outpace that of the original in the tracking week.)
“Fancy Like” also rules the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a 10th week.
Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” surges 20-6 on the Hot 100, after debuting at its No. 2 high, up 21% to 5,000 sold and 2% to 21.6 million streams after the pair performed it on the VMAs Sept. 12.
Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” jumps 15-7 on the Hot 100, after it led in its debut week in May, and likewise benefits from her performance of the song at the VMAs, and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, soars 19-8 after hitting No. 3, with a gain of 14% to 3,700 sold after Doja Cat hosted the VMAs (and performed two other tracks at the festivities).
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Dua Lipa’s “Levitating” leaps 23-9 after climbing to No. 2, and Drake’s “Girls Want Girls,” featuring Lil Baby, falls 2-10 in its second week, as it descends 2-5 on Streaming Songs (24.9 million, down 57%).
Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Sept. 25), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 21).