Sia crowns the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 20) for a third week with “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul. Plus, The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer,” featuring Halsey, soars in at No. 9 and is the best-selling song of the week.
As we do every Monday when the chart is refreshed, 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.
As it holds atop the Hot 100, “Thrills” (released on Monkey Puzzle/RCA Records), Sia’s first No. 1 as an artist, additionally becomes the most-heard song on U.S. radio, lifting 2-1 on the Radio Songs chart with 151 million in audience (up 6 percent) for the week, according to Nielsen Music. She earns her first Radio Songs No. 1, while Paul scores his fourth and first in nearly a decade: he previously led with “Get Busy” (three weeks in 2003); as featured on Beyonce‘s “Baby Boy” (nine weeks, 2003); “Temperature” (four weeks, 2006); and “(When You Gonna) Give It Up to Me,” featuring Keyshia Cole (one week, 2006).
In fact, Paul’s nine-year and 11-month gap between Radio Songs No. 1s is a record among men, passing Eminem‘s seven-year and seven-month wait between “Lose Yourself” (2002-03) and “Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna (2010); P!nk holds the overall mark for reclaiming the summit after the longest break: 11 years, two months and three weeks, between “Lady Marmalade,” with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Mya (2001), and “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)” (2012).
“Thrills” dips to No. 4 from its No. 2 peak on the Digital Songs sales chart (74,000 downloads sold, down 41 percent, in the week ending Aug. 4; it was previously on sale in the iTunes Store for 69 cents before reverting to the standard $1.29). On Streaming Songs, “Thrills” descends 7-9 (13.8 million U.S. streams, down 4 percent). The single concurrently tops the Pop Songs airplay chart for a third week.
Drake‘s former 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 “One Dance” rebounds 3-2, while spending a record-extending 15th week atop the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (2-1; 14.2 million on-demand clicks, down 5 percent). It drops 4-5 on Streaming Songs (15.7 million overall U.S. streams, down 5 percent); 1-2 on Radio Songs after five (nonconsecutive) weeks on top (137 million, down 5 percent); and 7-11 on Digital Songs (46,000, down 16 percent).
“One Dance” extends its reign to 14 weeks atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, furthering the longest command of his 16 No. 1s on the chart. It also paces the Songs of the Summer chart for a 10th week, having led the seasonal running tally each week since the list relaunched.
And, our weekly update: as Drake remains in the Hot 100’s top 10, he has now spent 47 consecutive weeks in the region, padding his record among solo males. His streak began on the Oct. 3, 2015, Hot 100, when “Hotline Bling” jumped 16-9. Last week, Drake passed The Weeknd, who spent 45 straight weeks in the top 10 (March 7, 2015-Jan. 9, 2016). (The Weeknd was the lead artist in all 45 of those weeks; Drake has been credited as the lead on songs in 36 weeks of his current 47-week streak.) The record among all acts belongs to Katy Perry, who ranked in the Hot 100’s top 10 for 69 consecutive weeks (all as a lead) in 2010-11.
Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, rebounds from No. 4 on the Hot 100 back to its No. 3 high and tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a third week, and Justin Timberlake‘s former Hot 100 No. 1 “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” likewise climbs back up a spot (5-4), while leading Adult Contemporary for a seventh week.
After debuting at No. 2 on the Hot 100, Major Lazer‘s “Cold Water,” featuring Justin Bieber and MO, falls to No. 5 in its second week. Still, the collab notches a second week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (18.9 million, down 4 percent). It drops to No. 6 after debuting atop Digital Songs (69,000, down 59 percent), but roars 25-13 on Radio Songs (54 million, up 35 percent). On Pop Songs, “Cold Water” surges 17-10 (as the chart’s Greatest Gainer) to become Bieber’s eighth top 10 and Major Lazer and MO’s second each, and second shared; the acts teamed up for the No. 1 “Lean On” (Sept. 19, 2015).
As previously reported, with its No. 2 debut on the Hot 100, “Cold Water” became the highest-charting Hot 100 hit for both Major Lazer and MO, while Bieber banked a record-breaking third No. 2 debut (passing Mariah Carey‘s two). Bieber also extended his record for the most debuts in the top two among males (four); Carey leads all artists with five top-two entrances.
The songs at Nos. 6, 7 and 8 on the Hot 100 hold in place: The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya, at No. 6 after peaking at No. 3 (keep reading for more on the duo …); Twenty One Pilots’ No. 6-peaking “Ride,” at No. 7, while ruling the Hot Rock Songs chart for a ninth week; and Rihanna’s No. 7-peaking “Needed Me,” at No. 8.
And, back to The Chainsmokers, who debut on the Hot 100 at No. 9 with “Closer,” featuring Halsey, marking the first top 10 debut for each act. The song vaults in as the top-selling song of the week (ending Aug. 4), starting atop Digital Songs with 103,000 downloads sold in its first week. It also enters Streaming Songs at No. 7 (13.9 million) and nears Radio Songs (19 million).
The Chainsmokers collect their third Hot 100 top 10, all logged this year, following “Don’t Let Me Down” (see above) and prior hit “Roses,” featuring Rozes (No. 6). Only Drake and Bieber (four each) have achieved more top 10s in 2016, while Rihanna has also tallied three; thus, The Chainsmokers are the only multi-member act with as many as three Hot 100 top 10s this year. Halsey, meanwhile, celebrates her first Hot 100 top 10. In her first two appearances, she peaked at No. 60 with “New Americana” and No. 31 as featured on Bieber’s Purpose track “The Feeling.”
Notably, thanks to “Down” and “Closer,” The Chainsmokers (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) become the first duo to double up with two songs in the Hot 100’s top 10 in the same week since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, who did so for six weeks in April and May 2013, with the No. 1s “Thrift Shop” (featuring Wanz) and “Can’t Hold Us” (featuring Ray Dalton).
Capping the Hot 100’s top 10, Adele’s “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)” retreats a spot to No. 10 from its No. 9 peak. As previously reported, the cut, the second Hot 100 top 10 from Adele’s album 25, concurrently hits No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs.
Just below the Hot 100’s top 10, Twenty One Pilots make a 15-11 flight with Suicide Squad soundtrack song “Heathens,” which surpasses its prior No. 14 peak, fueled by buzz of the movie’s Aug. 5 opening in North American theaters; Charlie Puth’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” featuring Selena Gomez, hits the Hot 100’s top 20 (22-19); and Kenny Chesney’s country-pop blend “Setting the World on Fire,” featuring P!nk, debuts at No. 29, powered by its No. 2 entrance on Digital Songs (93,000), marking both Chesney’s first Digital Songs top 10 and his career-best sales week for a song.
Find out more Hot 100 news in Billboard’s new weekly original video series, Charts Center, featuring chart information and commentary, interviews with artists, exclusive performances and more, posting this week. Also look for the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column later this week and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 9), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh. The Hot 100 and other charts will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale Friday (Aug. 12).