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Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ Tops Billboard Hot 100 For Fourth Week, Lil Nas X’s ‘Panini’ Hits Top 10

Lizzo rewrites the record for the longest-leading rap No. 1 by a female unaccompanied by any other artist.

Lizzo lands a fourth week atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Truth Hurts,” making history in the process.

With its latest frame on top, the song boasts the longest reign for a rap No. 1 by a female artist unaccompanied by another act in the chart’s history, surpassing Cardi B’s three-week reign 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” claims the longest command in over five years, since Iggy Azalea spent seven weeks at No. 1 (a record for the category) with “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, in 2014.

“Truth” also takes over atop the Radio Songs chart, marking the first rap song to top the tally in over a year.


Plus, Lil Nas X notches his second Hot 100 top 10, as “Panini” bounds 14-5 after the Sept. 13 arrival of its remix with DaBaby (which followed the Sept. 5 premiere of its official video). Lil Nas X logged a record 19 weeks at No. 1 with his breakthrough smash “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, in April through August.

Let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100 (dated Sept. 28), which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts will update on tomorrow (Sept. 24).

“Truth,” released on Nice Life/Atlantic Records, rises 2-1 on Radio Songs, up 4% to 116.4 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 22, according to Nielsen Music. Lizzo earns not only her first Radio Songs No. 1, but the chart’s first rap leader in over year, after a 60-week drought that followed Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s rule with “I Like It” in July 2018. (Before “I Like It,” three years had passed since a rap title led Radio Songs, dating to Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, in 2015. The last rap No. 1 before that? Azalea’s “Fancy,” in 2014.)


“Truth” also dons the crown on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart (2-1), while reaching the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart’s top 10 (11-6). It concurrently tops Dance/Mix Show Airplay for a fourth frame, ranks at No. 5 on Rhythmic Songs, after three weeks at No. 1, lifts 14-11 on Adult Pop Songs and enters Adult Contemporary at No. 30.

The track totals a fourth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, although down 12% to 27,000 sold, and rebounds 14-8 on Streaming Songs, up 1% to 29.4 million U.S. streams, in the week ending Sept. 19.

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


Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s “Señorita” holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after leading the Aug. 31-dated chart, and Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” which topped the Aug. 24 tally, rebounds 5-3.

Lewis Capaldi‘s first Hot 100 hit, “Someone You Loved,” ascends to the top five with a 9-4 surge, a week after reaching the top 10. The ballad bumps 4-3 on Digital Song Sales (21,000, up 20%, good for top Sales Gainer honors on the Hot 100), reaches the Radio Songs top five (6-5; 86.9 million, up 10%) and jumps 23-13 on Streaming Songs (24.2 million, up 9%). It also becomes Capaldi’s first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart (2-1).

Lil Nas X leaps to his second Hot 100 top 10, after “Old Town Road,” as “Panini” vaults 14-5. The song debuted at No. 16 on the July 16-dated chart and spent the next 10 weeks between Nos. 22 and 40 before roaring to No. 14 (from No. 29) a week ago, fueled by the Sept. 5 premiere of its official video.

Following the Sept. 13 arrival of its DaBaby remix, “Panini” soars 9-2 on Streaming Songs (43.7 million, up 22%, sparking its top Streaming Gainer award win on the Hot 100) and 33-17 on Digital Song Sales (9,000, up 56%). It also enters Radio Songs, up 30% to 22.2 million in all-format audience in the week ending Sept. 22.


Notably, “Panini” interpolates the melody of Nirvana’s “In Bloom,” a No. 5 hit on Mainstream Rock Songs in 1993 written solely by Kurt Cobain, the band’s late frontman. Cobain adds his second top 10 Hot 100 writing credit this decade via a reimagination: Jay-Z’s “Holy Grail,” featuring Justin Timberlake, hit No. 4 in 2013; it reworks Nirvana’s breakthrough classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” which reached No. 6 in 1992. (“In Bloom” has never appeared on the Hot 100.)

Lil Tecca’s “Ran$om” holds at No. 6 on the Hot 100, after reaching a No. 4 high, and spends a fifth week atop Streaming Songs (45 million, down 4%), while Chris Brown’s “No Guidance,” featuring Drake, is likewise steady at No. 7 on the Hot 100, after climbing to No. 6, and leads Hot R&B Songs for a fourth week.


Post Malone’s “Goodbyes” drops 3-8 on the Hot 100 and his “Circles” falls 4-9, each descending from peak positions. Last week, the songs surged as parent album Hollywood’s Bleeding debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. Still, “Circles” scores top Airplay Gainer kudos on the Hot 100, increasing by 28% to 36.1 million in radio reach.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” returns to the region (11-10).

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 (Sept. 24), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.