Meanwhile, BTS scores its third and highest-peaking Hot 100 top 10, and the highest-charting song ever for a K-pop group, as “On” roars in at No. 4. The song is from the South Korean pop septet’s album Map of the Soul: 7, which launches as its fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Let’s run down of the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated March 7) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (March 3).
“The Box,” released on Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, posts a ninth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, despite an 8% slide to 48.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 27, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It pushes 10-8 on Radio Songs, gaining by 6% to 63.1 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending March 1, while dropping 7-14 on Digital Song Sales, down 10% to 10,000 sold in the week ending Feb. 27.
The song should benefit on next week’s charts (dated March 14) from the Friday, Feb. 28, premiere of its official video.
Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, spends its seventh consecutive week at No. 2 on the Hot 100, encompassing its entire run on the chart so far. It also holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (40.6 million, down 3%), while surging 25-17 on Radio Songs (43.9 million, up 11%).
“Good” is first song ever to log its first seven weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 2 (after none previously began with more than four weeks at the rank). While the song could still, of course, ascend to No. 1, as of now it is one of 19 entries in the Hot 100’s history to spend as many as seven weeks peaking at No. 2. It’s the first to do so since DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, logged seven frames at its No. 2 high in July-September 2017. (Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott’s “Work It” and Foreigner’s “Waiting for a Girl Like You” share the mark for the most weeks peaking at No. 2: 10 each, in 2002-03 and 1981-82, respectively.)
Post Malone’s “Circles” stays at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, as it notches a 10th week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (101.3 million, down 3%). It’s the first song to reach double-digits weeks atop the airplay survey since Khalid’s “Talk,” which reigned for 11 weeks beginning last June.
“Circles” concurrently becomes Post Malone’s first No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart. It advances 10-9 on Adult Contemporary, where it’s his first top 10, after it topped Pop Songs for 10 weeks.
BTS achieves its third and highest-peaking Hot 100 top 10, and the highest-charting song ever by a K-pop group (and first such top five hit), as “On” roars onto the chart at No. 4. The single is from Map of the Soul: 7, which bows as BTS’ fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200, earning 422,000 equivalent album units, marking the biggest week for an album so far in 2020.
“On” previously reached the Hot 100’s top 10 with “Boy With Luv” (featuring Halsey), which debuted and peaked at No. 8 on the chart dated April 27, 2019, and “Fake Love,” which launched at No. 10 on June 2, 2018.
Now with three Hot 100 top 10s, BTS boasts the most of any K-pop act, besting rapper PSY, who has tallied two (and the only prior such top five titles): “Gangnam Style” (No. 2, 2012) and “Gentleman” (No. 5, 2013).
Meanwhile, “On” sets the record for the highest-debuting Hot 100 entry for a K-pop song, four ranks better than the arrival of “Boy With Luv.”
“On” charges onto Digital Song Sales at No. 1, becoming BTS’ third leader, after “Idol,” featuring Nicki Minaj (Sept. 8, 2018), and “Fake Love” (June 2, 2018). “On” opens with 86,000 downloads sold, marking BTS’ best sales week for a song and the strongest for any title since Taylor Swift’s “Me!,” featuring Brendon Urie, bounded in with 193,000 on the chart dated May 11, 2019. “On” sports the highest sales frame for a song by a group since Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” started with 88,000 (March 16, 2019).
On Streaming Songs, “On” debuts at No. 12 with 18.3 million U.S. streams. Meanwhile, the song’s official video premiered Thursday, Feb. 27, and its arrival will bolster the track’s performances on next week’s, March 14-dated, charts. [CORRECTION: Story was updated after original posting; the song’s official video premiered Feb. 27 and all data reflects activity in the chart’s tracking week.]
Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” holds at its No. 5 Hot 100 high; Arizona Zervas’ “Roxanne” remains at No. 6, after reaching No. 4; and Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” dips from its No. 4 peak to No. 7.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” lifts from No. 10 to a new No. 8 high on the Hot 100. Following the Feb. 18 announcement that his new album, After Hours, is due March 20, the song soars by 10% to 21.4 million U.S. streams. Meanwhile, the set’s title track flies 77-20 on the Hot 100, drawing 20.4 million clicks in the first full week of tracking after its release, also on Feb. 18.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Maroon 5’s “Memories” falls 7-9, after hitting No. 2, and Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” descends 8-10, after it spent three weeks at No. 1.
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Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story included the incorrect premiere date for the official “On” video. It has been updated to reflect the correct, Feb. 27 date. All U.S. streams for “On” reported by streaming providers in the Feb. 21-27 tracking week were, per the usual process for all titles, accounted for, vetted and verified by Nielsen Music/MRC Data and Billboard, and its streaming data providers. Click here for details on the latest methodology, revised in January, regarding how streams contribute to Billboard’s charts.
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