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Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Rules Hot 100 For Sixth Week, Dua Lipa Matches Career Best With ‘Don’t Start Now’

Roddy Ricch's "The Box" spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Plus, Dua Lipa's "Don't Start Now" jumps from No. 9 to No. 6 on the Hot 100, equaling her career-best rank. She first…

Roddy Ricch‘s “The Box” spends a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Plus, Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” jumps from No. 9 to No. 6 on the Hot 100, equaling her career-best rank. She first reached No. 6 two years ago with “New Rules.”

Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Feb. 22) will update on tomorrow (Feb. 19).

“The Box,” released on Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, notches a seventh week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, despite a 6% drop to 59.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 13, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The track pushes 9-8 on Digital Song Sales, down 2% to 11,000 sold in the week ending Feb. 13, and 15-13 on Radio Songs, gaining by 13% to 53 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 16, as it claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer honors for a fourth consecutive week. It’s the fifth song in the past two years to win the Airplay Gainer award for at least four weeks while holding the No. 1 spot, following fellow songs that first broke through largely due to streaming and quickly caught on at radio: Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus; Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings”; and Drake’s “In My Feelings” and “God’s Plan.”


“The Box” concurrently tops the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric formula as the Hot 100, for a seventh week each.

The song is from the rapper’s debut LP, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, which rebounds for a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, spends its fifth consecutive week at No. 2 on the Hot 100, encompassing its entire run on the chart so far. It also keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (39.7 million, up 6%), while rising 33-26 on Radio Songs (35.3 million, up 17%).

Notably, the song is the first ever to log its first five weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 2. It surpasses Mariah Carey’s “Always Be My Baby,” which became the first entry (of 32 to-date) to debut in the runner-up spot, on the chart dated April 6, 1996, and spent its first four frames on the tally at No. 2, before ascending to No. 1 for a two-week reign.


Post Malone’s “Circles” is stationary at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, and notches an eighth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (104.5 million, essentially even week-over-week).

Maroon 5’s “Memories” keeps at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, and Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” is steady at its No. 5 highpoint.

Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” surges 9-6 on the Hot 100, matching her career-best rank. Her sole prior top 10, “New Rules,” reached No. 6 in February 2018.

“Start” ascends 7-4 on Radio Songs (76.7 million, up 6%), 11-10 on Digital Song Sales (11,000, down 5%) and 15-12 on Streaming Songs (17 million, up 6%).

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Arizona Zervas’ “Roxanne” repeats at No. 7, after reaching No. 4; Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” drops 6-8, after it spent three weeks at No. 1; Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber‘s No. 4-peaking “10,000 Hours” descends 8-9, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a 19th week; and Billie Eilish’s “Everything I Wanted” is steady at No. 10, after it hit a No. 8 high in November.

Just outside the Hot 100’s top 10, Bieber’s “Intentions,” featuring Quavo, debuts at No. 11, marking the chart’s highest debut on the Feb. 22-dated chart. It opens at No. 3 on Streaming Songs (22.1 million) and No. 4 on Digital Song Sales (14,000), while drawing 15.9 million in radio reach. It arrives at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart, where Bieber earns his third No. 1 and second in a lead role, following “Yummy,” which “Intentions” dethrones after a four-week reign.

Both songs are from Bieber’s new album, Changes, released Friday (Feb. 14) and likely due at No. 1 on next week’s Billboard 200.

Plus, Nicki Minaj‘s “Yikes” is the Hot 100’s second-highest new entry, bowing at No. 23, thanks to its No. 1 launch on Digital Song Sales (20,000) and No. 16 start on Streaming Songs (15.5 million). Minaj earns her fourth Digital Song Sales leader and first in a sole lead role, following trips to the top for a week each as featured on David Guetta’s “Turn Me On” (February 2012); with Jessie J and Ariana Grande on “Bang Bang” (August 2014); and as featured on BTS’ “Idol” (September 2018).


On the Hot 100, “Yikes” is Minaj’s 108th career entry, breaking her out of a tie with Kanye West and lifting her into sole possession of the fifth-most visits in the chart’s history (dating to the list’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception). Drake and the Glee Cast each lead with 207 appearances, followed by Lil Wayne (167) and Elvis Presley (109, with the Hot 100 having begun after his 1956 commercial breakthrough).

Find out more Hot 100 news on this week, and, for all chart news, you can listen (and subscribe) to Billboard‘s Pop Shop Podcast and This Week in Billboard News podcast and follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram. And again, be sure to visit tomorrow (Feb. 19), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.