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Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Leads Billboard Hot 100 for Third Week; Sam Smith & Normani, BTS & Halsey Hit Top 10

"Dancing With a Stranger" rises 12-7 & "Boy With Luv" launches at No. 8. Plus, Jonas Brothers' "Sucker" tops the Radio Songs chart.

Lil Nas X leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus.

Two songs are new to the Hot 100’s top 10: Sam Smith and Normani‘s “Dancing With a Stranger” darts from No. 12 to No.  7 and BTS blasts onto the chart at No. 8 with “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey. The latter song, from BTS’ new album, Map of the Soul: Persona, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, is the act’s second Hot 100 top 10 and the highest-charting for a K-pop group, besting BTS’ own “Fake Love,” which debuted and peaked at No. 10 in June 2018.

Plus, Jonas Brothersformer Hot 100 leader “Sucker,” at No. 6, takes over atop the Radio Songs chart, marking the sibling trio’s first No. 1 on the airplay tally.

Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100 (dated April 27), which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 23).

As on the Hot 100, “Road” rules the Streaming Songs chart for a third week, with 125.2 million U.S. streams (down 12%) in the week ending April 18, according to Nielsen Music. The sum is the second-best ever, after the track drew a record 143 million clicks a week earlier, following the April 5 arrival of its remix with Cyrus.

Here’s an updated look at the 10 biggest streaming weeks:

Total Weekly U.S. Streams, Title, Artist, Chart Date
143 million, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 20, 2019
125.2 million, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, April 27, 2019
116.2 million, “In My Feelings,” Drake, July 28, 2018
106.2 million, “In My Feelings,” Drake, Aug. 4, 2018
103.1 million, “Harlem Shake,” Baauer, March 2, 2013
101.7 million, “God’s Plan,” Drake, March 3, 2018
97.6 million, “Harlem Shake,” Baauer, March 9, 2013
95.4 million, “In My Feelings,” Drake, Aug. 11, 2018
93.8 million, “Thank U, Next,” Ariana Grande, Dec. 15, 2018
92.8 million, “God’s Plan,” Drake, March 10, 2018

“Road” tops the Digital Song Sales chart for a second week with 91,000 downloads sold (down 26%) in the week ending April 18. It continues to advance in radio airplay, powering 33-18 on Radio Songs (45.2 million audience impressions, up 57%, in the week ending April 21), as it wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a second week.

“Road” concurrently posts a third week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts.


Post Malone‘s solo single “Wow.” rises from No. 3 on the Hot 100 back to its No. 2 peak, swapping spots with his and Swae Lee‘s former one-week leader “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)” (2-3).

Capping the Hot 100’s top five are two former No. 1s: Ariana Grande‘s “7 Rings” (which reigned for eight weeks) and Halsey’s “Without Me” (two), at Nos. 4 and 5, respectively.

Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker,” which soared in as their first No. 1 on the March 16-dated Hot 100, becomes their likewise first leader on Radio Songs, rising from No. 3 (92.1 million, up 13%). The group had previously charted two titles in the lower rungs of the airplay tally, “When You Look Me in the Eyes” and “Burnin’ Up,” both in 2008. As previously reported, “Sucker,” the lead single from Jonas Brothers’ first album in a decade, Happiness Begins, due June 7, concurrently becomes their first No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.

Sam Smith and Normani’s “Dancing With a Stranger” surges 12-7 on the Hot 100. The duet jumps 6-2 on Radio Songs (84.1 million, up 15%); 16-11 on Digital Song Sales (12,000, up 5%); and 34-30 on Streaming Songs (16.1 million, up 3%).

Smith adds sixth Hot 100 top 10, following “Stay With Me” (No. 2, 2014), as featured on Disclosure’s “Latch” (No. 7, 2014) and his own “I’m Not the Only One” (No. 5, 2014), “Lay Me Down” (No. 8, 2015) and “Too Good at Goodbyes” (No. 4, 2017).

Normani has now ascended to the Hot 100’s top 10 in both of her solo visits, after hitting No. 9 with “Love Lies,” with Khalid, in September 2018. As a member of Fifth Harmony, she reached the region with “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign (No. 4, 2016).

BTS’ “Boy With Luv,” featuring Halsey, vaults onto the Hot 100 at No. 8, marking the septet’s second top 10 and the highest-charting entry for a K-pop group. It surpasses BTS’ own “Fake Love,” which debuted and peaked at No. 10 in June 2018. BTS becomes the first K-pop group with multiple Hot 100 top 10s and the second K-pop act overall to achieve the feat, after PSY, who hit No. 2 with “Gangnam Style” in 2012 and No. 5 with “Gentleman” in 2013.

Halsey, meanwhile, collects her fifth Hot 100 top 10, after her featured turn on The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” (12 weeks at No. 1 in 2016) and her own “Bad at Love” (No. 5, 2018), “Eastside,” with Benny Blanco and Khalid (No. 9, this January), and “Without Me.”


“Luv” launches at No. 5 on Streaming Songs with 29.9 million U.S. streams, marking BTS’ second top 10 and best rank on the chart (passing the No. 7 high of “Fake Love”) and the top streaming week for any K-pop act, outpacing the 27.4 million that “Fake Love” logged upon its debut. Halsey earns her third Streaming Songs top 10.

“Luv” enters Digital Song Sales at No. 3 (31,000), becoming BTS’ fourth top 10 and Halsey’s fifth. The collaboration also boasts 9.7 million in radio reach and rises 35-29 on Pop Songs.

Billie Eilish‘s “Bad Guy” returns to the Hot 100’s top 10 (11-9), after debuting at No. 7 two weeks earlier, when parent album When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? began atop the Billboard 200. The song re-enters the tier with top Sales Gainer honors (12,000, up 13%).

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Cardi B and Bruno Mars‘ “Please Me” drops 7-10, after reaching No. 3.

Find out more Hot 100 news on Billboard.com this week, and, for all chart news, you can listen (and subscribe) to Billboard‘s Chart Beat Podcast and Pop Shop Podcast and follow @billboard and @billboardcharts. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (April 23), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The next issue of Billboard magazine is on sale Friday (April 26).