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Post Malone’s ‘Psycho’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Maroon 5’s ‘Girls Like You’ Leaps to Top Five

Post Malone notches his second leader, following "Rockstar," and featured artist Ty Dolla $ign earns his first.

Post Malone‘s “Psycho” featuring Ty Dolla $ign climbs from No. 2 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, marking Post Malone’s second leader on the list and Ty Dolla $ign’s first.

Meanwhile, Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin jump 7-3 on the Hot 100 with “I Like It.” As for more Cardi B in the top five, Maroon 5 blasts from No. 94 to No. 4 with “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B; following the premiere of the song’s official video, it’s the newly-minted top-selling track of the week.

Kanye West blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 8 with “Yikes,” from his new No. 1-debuting album on the Billboard 200,Ye, while all seven tracks from the set enter in the Hot 100’s top 40.

Plus, rapper Juice WRLD notches his first top Hot 100 top 10, as “Lucid Dreams” lifts 15-9.

Let’s run down an action-packed top 10 on the Hot 100 (dated June 16), which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (June 12).

Post Malone’s Second Hot 100 No. 1, Ty Dolla $ign’s First: “Psycho,” released on Republic Records, is the 1,074th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s history, which dates to its Aug. 4, 1958, inception. The song is from Post Malone’s second album, beerbongs & bentleys, which holds at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after spending its first three weeks at No. 1, beginning May 12.

Post Malone earns his second Hot 100 leader, after “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, which ruled for eight weeks beginning Oct. 28, 2017. Ty Dolla $ign scores his first No. 1; he previously hit a No. 4 peak (in his only prior top 10 visit) as featured on Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home” in 2016.

15 Weeks to No. 1: “Psycho” reaches the Hot 100’s top spot in its 15th week on the chart (all spent in the top five, after it debuted at No. 2 on March 10), ending a record-tying streak of three straight No. 1s that debuted at the summit: Drake‘s “God’s Plan” (11 weeks at No. 1) and “Nice for What” (six total weeks) and Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America” (two).

“Psycho” is the first Hot 100 No. 1 that didn’t debut on top since Camila Cabello’s “Havana” (featuring Young Thug), which ascended to the apex in its 23rd week (Jan. 27). (“Rockstar” reigned in its third week, after spending its first three frames at No. 2.)

The last rap song before “Psycho” to take a longer trip to the top? Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz, which hit No. 1 in its 16th week on Feb. 2, 2013. And, until this week, the last rap hit by a lead soloist that needed at least 15 weeks to reign was Wiz Khalifa’s debut hit “Black and Yellow” (18 weeks; Feb. 19, 2011).

No. 2 in Airplay & Sales, No. 10 in Streaming: Notably, “Psycho” tops the Hot 100 despite not leading any of the tally’s three main component charts: Radio Songs, Digital Song Sales or Streaming Songs. It rises 4-2 on Radio Songs (98.2 million in audience, up 4 percent, in the week ending June 10, according to Nielsen Music) and drops to No. 2 after two nonconsecutive weeks atop Digital Song Sales, although up 18 percent to 37,000 sold in the week ending June 7, helped by a continued 69-cent sale price in the iTunes Store.

On Streaming Songs, “Psycho” falls from No. 4 to No. 10 (after reaching No. 2), down 5 percent to 30.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending June 7. That’s the lowest that a Hot 100 No. 1 has ranked on Streaming Songs in over four years, since Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” also led the Hot 100 while placing at No. 10 on the Streaming Songs chart dated April 12, 2014. Still, a point to consider: the gap between the No. 1-streamed song (“All Mine” by Kanye West; keep reading for details) and the No. 10 title in the latest tracking week is a relatively small 6 million U.S. streams.

Rap Rules for 20th Straight Week: Rap songs have now led the Hot 100 for a record-extending 20 consecutive weeks, thanks to Drake’s “Plan” and “Nice,” Childish Gambino’s “America” and now “Psycho.” The genre previously linked as many as 16 straight weeks on top in 2003 courtesy of 50 Cent’s “In Da Club” (nine), Sean Paul’s “Get Busy” (three) and 50 Cent’s “21 Questions,” featuring Nate Dogg (four).


No. 1 in R&B/Hip-Hop, Rap & Pop: “Psycho” concurrently takes over atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, as Post Malone notches his second No. 1 on each list; “Rockstar” ruled for 14 and 15 weeks, respectively. Ty Dolla $ign earns his first Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1 and second on Hot Rap Songs, following “Sucker for Pain” (by Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign featuring X Ambassadors) in 2016.

“Psycho” also hits No. 1 on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where it’s Post Malone’s first leader, and Ty Dolla $ign’s second (after “Work for Home”).

No. 1 for the Summer, So Far: And, two weeks into the Songs of the Summer chart battle, “Psycho” dethrones “Nice” for the early lead on the ranking, which measures the top cumulative performing titles on the Hot 100 between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Beyond “Psycho,” Drake’s “Nice for What” drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 and Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I Like It” lifts 7-3. Following the first full week of tracking after its official video premiered May 29, “Like” gains by 9 percent to 33.8 million U.S. streams, as it holds at No. 5 on Streaming Songs.

Cardi B makes her fourth visit to the Hot 100’s top five, Bad Bunny earns his first and J Balvin tallies his second and matches his best rank; “Mi Gente,” with Willy William and featuring Beyoncé, hit No. 3 in October 2017.

Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, rockets 94-4 on the Hot 100. The song was originally available on Maroon 5’s 2017 album Red Pill Blues by the band solo and released May 30 as a single featuring Cardi B, along with its star-studded video. Following its first full week of tracking after the clip’s arrival, “Girls” soars 12-1 on Digital Song Sales (82,000, up 331 percent), becoming Maroon 5’s fourth leader (and first since “Payphone,” featuring Wiz Khalifa, in 2012) and Cardi B’s first. On Streaming Songs, “Girls” debuts at No. 12 (24.5 million, up 527 percent).

With “I Like It” and “Girls,” Cardi B boasts two concurrent Hot 100 top five hits for the second time. On Jan. 20, she ranked at No. 3 with “Finesse,” with Bruno Mars, and No. 5 as featured, with A$AP Rocky, on G-Eazy’s “No Limit.” Only one other artist has doubled up in the top five in 2018: Drake, who this week earns his 11th week this year with at least two titles in the top five simultaneously, as, rounding out the region, “God’s Plan” slides 3-5.

“Girls” makes the fourth-biggest jump (90 positions) in the Hot 100’s history. It trails only vaults by Kelly Clarkson’s “My Life Would Suck Without You” (96 spots; 97-1, Feb. 7, 2009); Britney Spears’ “Womanizer” (95 spots; 96-1, Oct. 25, 2008); and Beyoncé and Shakira’s “Beautiful Liar” (91 spots; 94-3, April 7, 2007). “Girls,” thus, claims the greatest jump by a group, surpassing  matchbox twenty’s “How Far We’ve Come” (81 spots; 93-12, Sept. 22, 2007).

“Girls” is additionally Maroon 5’s 14th Hot 100 top 10, and Cardi B’s sixth. Dating to Maroon 5’s first week in the top 10 (April 3, 2004, with “This Love”), the act owns the most top 10s among groups. The Black Eyed Peas follow with nine in that span.

Ella Mai‘s first Hot 100 top 10, “Boo’d Up,” hits a new high, rising 8-6, as it leads Hot R&B Songs for a fourth week, and Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” drops 4-7.


Kanye West propels seven songs onto the Hot 100, all from his new album, Ye, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. “Yikes” starts highest on the Hot 100, at No. 8, followed at No. 11 by “All Mine,” which opens atop Streaming Songs with 36.3 million U.S. streams; “Yikes” enters Streaming Songs at No. 3 (34.2 million), but logged bigger opening-week sales than “Mine” (13,000 vs. 6,000), thus, helping enable its higher Hot 100 entrance.

West’s other Hot 100 debuts this week: “Ghost Town” (No. 16), “Wouldn’t Leave” (No. 24), “Violent Crimes” (No. 27),  “I Thought About Killing You” (No. 28) and “No Mistakes” (No. 36).

With “Yikes,” West adds his 16th Hot 100 top 10 and first since “FourFiveSeconds,” with Rihanna and Paul McCartney, which hit No. 4 in February 2015. Among rappers, West ties Nicki Minaj for the sixth-most top 10s, after Drake (26), JAY-Z (21), Lil Wayne (20), Ludacris (18) and Eminem (17).

West notches his first top 10 debut on the Hot 100 since October 2009, when Drake’s “Forever,” featuring West, Lil Wayne and Eminem, also opened at No. 8. He inks his first top 10 debut as a lead artist since “Heartless” soared in at No. 4 in November 2008.

West also ups his count to 91 career Hot 100 appearances, tying James Brown for the sixth-best sum among all acts, following the Glee Cast (207), Drake (164), Lil Wayne (137), Elvis Presley (108) and JAY-Z (97).

Meanwhile, West earns his first Streaming Songs No. 1 with “All Mine.” He previously reached a No. 2 high with “Bound 2” in 2013.

Juice WRLD earns his first Hot 100 top 10, as “Lucid Dreams” darts 15-9, led by its 7-2 surge on Streaming Songs (35.9 million, up 24 percent). The rapper’s debut studio album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, pushes 8-6 on the Billboard 200.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey‘s “The Middle” falls to No. 10 from its No. 5 peak, as it leads Radio Songs for a fifth week (114.2 million, down 1 percent) and Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 19th frame.

Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column and by listening (and subscribing) to Billboard‘s Chart Beat Podcast and Pop Shop Podcast. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (June 12), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The next issue of Billboard magazine is on sale Friday (June 15).