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Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ Leads Hot 100 For 5th Week, Chris Brown’s ‘No Guidance’ Is His First Top 5 Hit Since 2008

Lizzo logs her fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Truth Hurts."

Lizzo logs her fifth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Truth Hurts.”

Plus, Chris Brown notches his first top five Hot 100 hit since 2008, as “No Guidance,” featuring Drake, rises from No. 7 to No. 5.

Let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100 (dated Oct. 5), which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts will update on tomorrow (Oct. 1).


“Truth,” released on Nice Life/Atlantic Records, extends its mark for the longest reign for a rap No. 1 by a female artist unaccompanied by another act. One week ago, it surpassed Cardi B’s three-week rule with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” in October 2017. (One other rap No. 1 by a female artist and no accompanying acts has led the list: Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop [That Thing],” for two weeks in 1998.)

Among all rap No. 1s by female artists, “Truth” moves to within two weeks of potentially tying for the longest command: Iggy Azalea spent seven weeks on top with “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, in 2014.

“Truth” tops the Radio Songs chart for a second week, up 3% to 119.4 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 29, according to Nielsen Music. It dips to No. 2 after four week atop Digital Song Sales, down 5% to 26,000 sold, and rises 8-7 on Streaming Songs, down 6% to 27.5 million U.S. streams, in the week ending Sept. 26.

“Truth” additionally posts a sixth week at No. 1 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs genre charts (which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100).


Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” stays at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after leading the Aug. 31-dated chart; Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” ascends 4-3 for a new high; and Lil Tecca’s “Ran$om” returns to its No. 4 best, from No. 6, while topping Streaming Songs for a sixth week (45.8 million, up 2%).

Chris Brown’s “No Guidance,” featuring Drake, reaches the Hot 100’s top five, rising 7-5 and besting its prior No. 6 high; it debuted at No. 9 on the June 22-dated chart and has spent all but two of its 16 weeks on the list in the top 10.


Brown earns his first top five Hot 100 hit in over 11 years, since “Forever” ranked at No. 4 on Sept. 20, 2008, after reaching No. 2. His four other top five entries: “No Air,” with Jordin Sparks (No. 3, 2008); “With You” (No. 2, 2008); “Kiss Kiss,” featuring T-Pain (No. 1 for three weeks, 2007); and “Run It!” (No. 1, five weeks, 2005).

“No Guidance” is from Brown’s album Indigo, which debuted atop the July 13 Billboard 200, marking his third No. 1 and first since 2012. The track lifts 4-3 on Streaming Songs (32.8 million, down 1%), holds at No. 9 on Radio Songs (62 million, up 1%) and climbs 31-22 on Digital Song Sales (6,000, down 1%).

Meanwhile, Drake collects his 15th top five Hot 100 hit, becoming the 17th artist to amass such a sum or better. The Beatles lead with 29 top five Hot 100 hits, followed by Madonna (28), Mariah Carey (27), Janet Jackson (24) and Rihanna (23).

“No Guidance” concurrently leads Hot R&B Songs for a fifth week.


Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Lil Nas X’s “Panini” slips to No. 6 from its No. 5 high; Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” which ruled the Aug. 24 ranking, tumbles 3-7; Post Malone’s “Circles” pushes 9-8 after reaching No. 4 and “Goodbyes,” featuring Young Thug, falls 8-9 after hitting No. 3; and Lil Nas X’s record 19-week No. 1 “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, is stationary at No. 10.

Find out more Hot 100 news on 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 on both Twitter and Instagram. And again, be sure to visit tomorrow (Oct. 1), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.