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Rihanna’s ‘Work’ Leads Hot 100 for Sixth Week, Meghan Trainor’s ‘No’ Hits Top 10

Rihanna's collab with Drake maintains its reign, while Trainor tallies her fourth top 10.

Rihanna‘s “Work,” featuring Drake, scores a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 9). Meanwhile, Meghan Trainor ascends to the top 10 with her new single, “No,” which also takes over as the best-selling song in the U.S.

As we do every Monday, let’s run down the Hot 100’s top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.


Just like on the Hot 100, “Work,” released on Westbury Road/Roc Nation, spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 31.6 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent, in the week ending March 24, according to Nielsen Music, marking the track’s fifth straight week topping 30 million streams. Impressively, “Work” is just the second song to tally five weeks of at least 30 million domestic streams, joining Adele’s “Hello” (five weeks in November and December).

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“Work” also tops the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (14.4 million, down 6 percent) for a seventh frame. It holds at its No. 3 high on Radio Songs (122 million in airplay audience, up 2 percent) and No. 4 on Digital Songs (85,000 downloads sold, down 12 percent), which it led for two weeks. The track rules Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for an eighth (nonconsecutive) week.

As reported when the song reached No. 1, “Work” is Rihanna’s 14th Hot 100 leader, upping her into a solo share of the third-most No. 1s all-time, passing Michael Jackson (13). The Beatles lead with 20 No. 1s, followed by Mariah Carey (18). “Work” is also the record-breaking ninth Hot 100 No. 1 in a row by non-U.S.-born acts (with Rihanna from Barbados and Drake from Canada), while this week marks the record-extending 38th straight week that non-American talent has led the Hot 100.

Speaking of The Beatles and Carey, Rihanna has now spent 57 total weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 via her 14 leaders. She’s two weeks away from potentially tying The Beatles (59) for the second-most weeks at No. 1; Carey leads with 79 cumulative weeks at the summit. (Boyz II Men, with 50 weeks on top, and Usher, with 47, round out the top five.)

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“Work” keeps atop the Hot 100 with, like last week, a roughly 3-to-2 lead in chart points over the list’s runner-up, although, this week, a new song moves into second place, as Lukas Graham’s “7 Years” reaches a new peak, rising 3-2 on the Hot 100. The single from the pop band from Denmark (led by Lukas Graham Forchhammer), first a worldwide hit beginning late last year, slips 1-2 after two weeks atop Digital Songs (124,000, down 1 percent) but pushes 3-2 on Streaming Songs (15.2 million, up 9 percent) and 15-13 on Radio Songs (67 million, up 13 percent).

Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” descends 2-3 on the Hot 100 after topping the chart for two (nonconsecutive) weeks. Still, “Love” spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart (146 million, down 1 percent).

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Flo Rida’s “My House” returns to its best rank (5-4) while topping the Pop Songs radio airplay chart for a third week, and Twenty One Pilots’ No. 2-peaking “Stressed Out” slides 4-5, while leading Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart for a 14th week.

Meghan Trainor’s “No” soars into the Hot 100’s top 10, vaulting 12-6 in its third week (after debuting at No. 11). Spurring its rise: after the premiere of the song’s official video March 24, “No” becomes the best-selling song in the U.S., jumping 5-1 on Digital Songs with a 35 percent surge to 128,000 sold. It’s Trainor’s second No. 1 on the sales list, following her debut smash “All About That Bass,” which led for eight weeks in 2014. “No” additionally charges onto Streaming Songs at No. 21 (7.9 million U.S. streams, up 94 percent). On Radio Songs, “No” lifts 14-12 (68 million, up 13 percent); it also reaches the top 10 on the Adult Pop Songs (13-9) and Pop Songs (13-10) format airplay charts.

Trainor tallies her fourth Hot 100 top 10, following three from her No. 1 Billboard 200 debut Title: the eight-week No. 1 “Bass” (the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 in Epic Records’ history), as well as “Lips Are Movin” (No. 4) and “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” (featuring John Legend) (No. 8). “No” marks her fastest climb to the top 10, besting the four-week ascent of “Bass.” Trainor’s new top 10 introduces her album Thank You, due May 13.

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Capping the Hot 100’s top tier, G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha’s “Me, Myself & I” holds at its No. 7 peak, while leading Billboard‘s Hot Rap Songs chart for an eighth week; Zayn’s former No. 1-debuting “Pillowtalk” dips 6-8, following the March 25 arrival of the former One Direction member’s debut solo album, Mind of Mine; DNCE’s debut hit “Cake by the Ocean” keeps at its No. 9 high; and Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” returns to its peak, rebounding 11-10.

Notably, as Trainor’s “No” and Posner’s “Pill” enter the Hot 100’s top 10, two songs depart the region. Ariana Grande’s “Dangerous Woman” slips 10-13; it falls 2-7 on Digital Songs (64,000 down 46 percent) but powers 15-13 on Streaming Songs (10.9 million, up 21 percent) and debuts at No. 43 on Radio Songs (29 million, up 22 percent). The song is the title track from Grande’s third full-length studio album, due May 20.

Plus, Bieber’s former three-week No. 1 “Sorry” falls 8-11 on the Hot 100. It leaves the top 10 in its 22nd week on the chart after spending its first 21 weeks in the top 10, thus, remaining tied for the record for the most consecutive weeks logged in the Hot 100’s top 10 from a song’s debut. “Sorry” equaled the runs of Bieber’s own “What Do You Mean?” (2015-16), Maroon 5’s “Sugar” (2015) and Nicki Minaj’s “Starships” (2012). A nice consolation, though: Bieber’s new single, “Company,” jumps 77-66 on the Hot 100 (and 21-20 on Pop Songs).

Also outside the Hot 100’s top 10, Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, rises 13-12 in its fourth week, returning to its best position (and the group’s best-ever rank, tying the No. 12 peak of “Worth It,” featuring Kid Ink, last year); Zara Larsson and MNEK’s “Never Forget You” lifts 19-17; and DJ Snake’s “Middle,” featuring Bipolar Sunshine, bounds 26-20. Plus, two songs debut in the chart’s upper half, at Nos. 42 and 43, respectively: Iggy Azalea’s “Team” and Grande’s “Be Alright.”

Find out more noteworthy news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column to post later this week. And, visit Billboard.com tomorrow (March 29), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh, as they do each Tuesday.