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The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber Extend ‘Stay’ Atop Hot 100, The Weeknd’s ‘Take My Breath’ Debuts in Top 10

The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber's "Stay" spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and The Weeknd's "Take My Breath" debuts at No. 6.

The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber‘s “Stay” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, a week after ascending to the summit.

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U,” at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after a week at No. 1, takes over as the most-heard song on U.S. airwaves, as it tops the Radio Songs chart. It also ties for the most weeks totaled in the Hot 100’s runner-up spot (11), a mark first set by Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop)” in 1995-96.

Plus, The Weeknd‘s “Take My Breath” enters the Hot 100 at No. 6, arriving as his 13th top 10.


The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Aug. 21) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 17). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

“Stay,” released July 9 on Raymond Braun/Columbia Records/Def Jam, drew 40.5 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 26%; good for top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100) and 31.8 million U.S. streams (up 3%) and sold 12,700 downloads (down 12%) in the week ending Aug. 12, according to MRC Data.

The track adds a fourth week atop the Streaming Songs chart, dips 5-6 on Digital Song Sales and bounds 19-10 on Radio Songs. The Kid LAROI tallies his second Radio Songs top 10, after “Without You” hit No. 5 in May, and Bieber earns his 19th.

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U,” which ruled the Hot 100 in its debut week in May, holds at No. 2 as it rises to No. 1 on Radio Songs, up 2% to 77.4 million in audience. Rodrigo claims her second Radio Songs leader, after “Drivers License” for five weeks in March and April.


“Good 4 U” logs its record-tying 11th week at No. 2 on the Hot 100, encompassing the chart’s 63-year history. It matches Whitney Houston’s “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” which also debuted at No. 1 before settling in at No. 2. “Good 4 U” has ranked directly below BTS’ “Butter” (for eight weeks) and “Permission to Dance” (one week) and now The Kid LAROI and Bieber’s “Stay” (two weeks). “Exhale” spent all 11 of its weeks at No. 2 a spot below Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” in 1995-96.

Songs to Spend the Most Weeks at No. 2 on the Hot 100:
11, “Good 4 U,” Olivia Rodrigo, first week at No. 2: June 5, 2021
11, “Exhale (Shoop Shoop),” Whitney Houston, Dec. 2, 1995
10, “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish, June 8, 2019
10, “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars, April 1, 2017
10, “Work It,” Missy “Misdemeanor” Elliott, Nov. 16, 2002*
10, “Freak Me,” Silk, March 27, 1993
10, “Waiting for a Girl Like You,” Foreigner, Nov. 28, 1981*

(*Five of the seven songs above hit No. 1 on the Hot 100; only “Work It” and “Waiting for a Girl Like You” peaked at No. 2.)

Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” rises to a new No. 3 Hot 100 high, from No. 5, and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, climbs 6-4, after reaching No. 3.


Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, drops 3-5 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. 2. As for another longevity mark in the chart’s upper reaches, it posts a 32nd week in the top 10, tying for the sixth-longest run in the region (and for the longest top 10 stay among songs not to reach No. 1, equaling the time spent in the tier by LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live”).

Most weeks in Hot 100’s top 10:
57, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, No. 1 peak (four weeks), beginning April 4, 2020
39, “Circles,” Post Malone, No. 1 (three weeks), Nov. 30, 2019
33, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” Post Malone & Swae Lee, No. 1 (one week), Jan. 19, 2019
33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, No. 1 (seven weeks), Sept. 29, 2018
33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, No. 1 (12 weeks), Jan. 28, 2017
32, “Levitating,” Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby, No. 2, May 22, 2021
32, “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, No. 1 (one week), Dec. 8, 2018
32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, No. 1 (12 weeks), Sept. 3, 2016
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, Dec. 13, 1997
31, “Mood,” 24kGoldn feat. iann dior, No. 1 (eight weeks), Oct. 24, 2020
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, No. 1 (14 weeks), Jan. 17, 2015

The Weeknd’s “Take My Breath” debuts at No. 6 on the Hot 100. The song, released Aug. 6, starts with 30. 7 million in radio audience, 19.3 million streams and 18,000 sold (digital and physical singles combined). It enters at No. 4 on both Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales and No. 25 on Radio Songs.

“Breath” was available for purchase in its first week as a download (discounted to 69 cents) for its original version and in extended and instrumental form, while its original mix was also available as a CD single for $1.99. Plus, six clips of the song were posted to The Weeknd’s official YouTube channel in the tracking week: its official music video; official audio and lyric videos; its extended and instrumental versions; and an “XO Lens” treatment.


The Weeknd achieves his 13th Hot 100 top 10, a run that began in November 2014 with the No. 7-peaking “Love Me Harder,” with Ariana Grande. “Breath” is his fourth song to debut in the top 10. BTS’ “Butter” descends 4-7 after nine weeks atop the Hot 100, as it leads Digital Song Sales for an 11th week (62,900, down 20%).

Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” slips 7-8 on the Hot 100, two weeks after launching at No. 2, and tops the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same methodology as the Hot 100, for a third week each.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Lil Nas X’s former one-week No. 1 “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” drops 8-9 and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” backtracks 9-10, after reaching No. 3.

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Aug. 21), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 17).