Migos Hold Atop Hot 100, Alessia Cara Hits Top 10
Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” leads for a third week, while “Scars to Your Beautiful” becomes Cara’s second top 10.
Migos‘ viral hit “Bad and Boujee,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert, tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 11) for a third total week. Meanwhile, Alessia Cara collects her second top 10, as “Scars to Your Beautiful” ascends from No. 13 to No. 10.
As we do every Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow, Jan. 31.
“Bad,” the first Hot 100 No. 1 for both hip-hop trio Migos (Quavo, Takeoff and Offset) and rapper Lil Uzi Vert (as well as the first for the 300 Entertainment label), has inspired abundant memes and tweets playing off the song’s “raindrop, drop top” lyrics. The track tops the Streaming Songs chart for a fifth week with 47 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 26, according to Nielsen Music. It also leads the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart for a fifth week (19.7 million on-demand clicks).
“Bad” rebounds 4-3 on Digital Song Sales (51,000 downloads sold, down 25 percent) and jumps 27-23 on Radio Songs, gaining by 20 percent to 49 million in airplay audience. It additionally rules Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a fourth week each. Migos’ second full-length, Culture, featuring “Bad,” was released Friday (Jan. 27) and is set to debut on Billboard album charts dated Feb. 18; another song from the set, “T-Shirt,” enters the Hot 100’s top 40 (43-37) on its second week on the chart.
Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You” keeps at No. 2 on the Hot 100 following its No. 1 debut two weeks ago, while remaining the best-selling song in the U.S. and gaining in streams and airplay. The cut holds atop Digital Song Sales, down 14 percent to 104,000 sold. It becomes the first song to sell more than 100,000 in its first three weeks of release since Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” did so in its first eight frames (beginning May 28, 2016).
“Shape,” which previews Sheeran’s third studio album ÷, due March 3, stays at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (26.5 million) and surges to the Radio Songs top five (12-5; 93 million, up 25 percent), earning the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a second week. Sheeran scores his fourth top five Radio Songs hit and, at four weeks, completes his speediest flight to the region; it’s the fastest blast to the top five since (guess who) Timberlake also needed only four weeks with “Feeling” (June 4).
As previously reported, the proper official video (following its earlier lyric clip) for “Shape” arrived today, which should further enhance the song’s fortunes on next week’s charts.
The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer,” featuring Halsey, lifts 4-3 on the Hot 100, after spending 12 weeks at No. 1. It extends its record for the most weeks logged in the top 10 from a song’s debut, having totaled all 26 of its weeks on the chart – a full six months – in the top 10 since its bow at No. 9 on Aug. 20. “Closer” also tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 24th week. (Plus, after debuting at No. 7 on the Hot 100 a week ago, The Chainsmokers’ radio follow-up “Paris” drops to No. 13, down by 57 percent to 40,000 sold, as it dips 2-5 on Digital Song Sales. It backtracks 9-10 on Streaming Songs, with 16.8 million, and roars 32-22 on Radio Songs, up 36 percent to 50 million.)
Machine Gun Kelly and Camila Cabello‘s “Bad Things” reaches the Hot 100’s top five, rising 6-4. It pushes 5-3 on Radio Songs (109 million, up 10 percent); 5-4 on Digital Song Sales (42,000, down 10 percent); and 12-11 on Streaming Songs (16.7 million). Kelly earns his first top five Hot 100 hit, while Cabello does the same as a soloist. She matches her previous high achieved before she went solo; as a member of Fifth Harmony, she reached No. 4 with “Work From Home” (featuring Ty Dolla $ign) last June.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Zayn and Taylor Swift‘s “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)” reaches the region and its best rank, climbing 8-5; it debuted at its prior No. 6 high on the Dec. 31-dated chart. The collab, from the film Fifty Shades Darker (due Feb. 10, along with its soundtrack), rises 3-2 on Digital Song Sales (61,000, down 16 percent, although aided by a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price); 14-11 on Radio Songs (78 million, up 12 percent); and 15-12 on Streaming Songs (16.3 million). The song could gain further on next week’s Hot 100, following the Jan. 27 arrival of its official video.
Zayn adds his second top five solo Hot 100 hit, following last year’s No. 1 “Pillowtalk” (while he also made three trips to the tier as a member of One Direction), and Swift scores her 11th top five and first since the No. 5-peaking “Wildest Dreams” in November 2015.
Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane, slides 3-6 on the Hot 100, following its seven-week command; Maroon 5‘s “Don’t Wanna Know,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, rebounds to its Hot 100 highpoint (9-7), while ruling Radio Songs for a seventh week (136 million, down 4 percent); The Weeknd‘s “Starboy” descends 5-8 on the Hot 100 after its one week at No. 1, while leading Hot R&B Songs for an 18th week; and Drake‘s “Fake Love” returns to the Hot 100’s top 10 (11-9) and its peak to date (previously set on the Jan. 14 and 21 charts, becoming his 18th top 10). “Fake” also becomes Drake’s 18th Radio Songs top 10 (11-10; 78 million, up 2 percent), a sum second among solo males only to Lil Wayne’s 19 (in the chart’s 26-year history); Rihanna leads all acts with 28.
Capping the Hot 100’s top 10, Alessia Cara collects her second top 10, as “Scars to Your Beautiful” lifts 13-10. “Scars” keeps at No. 2 on Radio Songs (128 million, down 1 percent) and No. 25 on Digital Song Sales (22,000, down 11 percent) and bounds 37-25 on Streaming Songs (12.6 million). Likely helping the song’s profile, NBC’s Saturday Night Live announced Jan. 23 that Cara will be the musical guest on the show’s Feb. 4 episode (to be hosted by Kristen Stewart. Meanwhile, Sheeran will perform on the Feb. 11 episode, to be hosted by Alec Baldwin). “Scars” also leads the Pop Songs airplay chart for a second week.
In its 22nd week on the Hot 100, the track completes the steadiest climb to the top 10 since gnash’s “I Hate U I Love U,” featuring Olivia O’Brien, made the bracket in its 25th week (Oct. 22, 2016). Until “Scars,” no song by a lead female had taken a more scenic journey to the top 10 since Anna Kendrick’s “Cups (Pitch Perfect’s When I’m Gone)”: 28 weeks, 2013.
Cara, the winner of the Rule Breaker award at Billboard’s 2016 Women in Music celebration in December, first hit the Hot 100’s top 10 with her breakthrough single “Here,” which peaked at No. 5 on the Feb. 6, 2016, chart. With both songs from her debut full-length, Know-It-All, Cara is the first artist to notch at least two top 10s from a first LP since Fetty Wap banked three from his self-titled debut in 2015. She’s the first woman to earn the honor since Meghan Trainor, who also landed three from Title in 2014-15.
Just beyond the Hot 100’s top tier, two songs climb to new heights in the top 20: Rihanna‘s “Love on the Brain” (17-14) and The Weeknd’s “I Feel It Coming” (19-18), like “Starboy” also featuring Daft Punk.
Also note two key changes, effective this week (for the chart dated Feb. 11), to the Hot 100’s methodology (as well to that of Billboard’s multi-metric genre charts: Hot Country Songs, Hot Rock Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Hot Rap Songs, Hot R&B Songs, Hot Latin Songs, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs, Hot Christian Songs and Hot Gospel Songs). First, Billboard has applied a formula adjustment, as is regularly administered, to the Hot 100 (and those charts cited) to rebalance the ratio among sales, airplay and streaming, accounting for changes in music consumption patterns, i.e., increases in streaming and decreases in sales.
Plus, as noted in more detail in a separate announcement, influential Pandora streaming data is added to the Hot 100’s data pool, as well as to those of the other aforementioned charts.
Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 31), when all charts, 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 (Feb. 3).