Drake Tops Hot 100 For Third Week With ‘In My Feelings,’ Passes Rihanna For Most Weeks at No. 1 This Decade
Plus, 6ix9ine’s “FeFe,” featuring Nicki Minaj, launches at No. 4 & Tyga’s “Taste,” featuring Offset, reaches the top 10.
Drake‘s viral challenge-powered “In My Feelings” logs a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Aug. 4), tallying the second-highest streaming week for a song, after it set the record a week earlier.
Additionally, “Feelings” marks Drake’s 42nd career week at No. 1, dating to his first frame on top in 2010, lifting him past Rihanna for the most weeks atop the Hot 100 this decade and ahead of Usher for the most by a male soloist in any decade in the chart’s 60-year history.
Plus, Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, at No. 3 on the Hot 100, takes over atop the Radio Songs chart as the most-heard song on radio, as the band passes Boyz II Men for the most No. 1s among groups in the airplay chart’s history; 6ix9ine earns his first Hot 100 top 10, as “FeFe,” featuring Nicki Minaj, soars onto the chart at No. 4; and Tyga tallies his third Hot 100 top 10, as “Taste,” featuring Offset, rises 13-10.
Let’s run down the top 10 on the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (July 31).
As it leads the Hot 100 for a second week, “Feelings,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, likewise posts a third frame at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 106.2 million U.S. streams, down 8 percent, in the week ending July 26, according to Nielsen Music, marking the second-highest streaming week for a song. A week earlier, the track shattered the mark by logging 116.2 million, surpassing the sum of 103.1 million by Baauer’s “Harlem Shake” (March 2, 2013). Drake now boasts 11 of the top 14 streaming weeks for songs.
“Feelings” continues to be fueled in large part by the “In My Feelings” challenge. On July 10, Instagram comedian Shiggy, the creator of The Shiggy dance craze, which synchs to Drake lyrics, posted a video of Drake performing the routine onstage. Since the dance’s inception, such stars as Will Smith, Ciara and her husband Russell Wilson, Kevin Hart and Odell Beckham Jr. along with non-celebrity fans have all taken on the challenge, posting clips incorporating the song’s official audio. (The song does not yet have an official video.)
“Feelings” also spends a third week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, although down 9 percent to 104,000 downloads sold in the week ending July 26. The song is the first to have sold at least 100,000 in consecutive weeks since Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect,” which broke the barrier for three straight frames on charts dated Jan. 3, 6 and 13.
On Radio Songs, “Feelings” blasts 14-5, surging by 37 percent to 81.9 million audience impressions, in the week ending July 29, as it claims the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third straight week. The track reaches the chart’s top five in just its third week, marking Drake’s quickest climb to the region and the first song to soar to the top five in only three weeks since Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” (June 4, 2016). Drake notches his 21st Radio Songs top 10, passing Lil Wayne (20) for the most among male artists dating to the chart’s December 1990 inception; overall, only Rihanna (29) and Mariah Carey (23) have earned more.
Meanwhile, Drake adds his 42nd career week at No. 1 on the Hot 100, breaking a tie with Rihanna for the most time on top this decade. He also bests Usher for the most weeks at No. 1 by a solo male in any decade; Usher logged 41 weeks at No. 1 in the 2000s. Drake has earned the honors via his six leaders: “Feelings” follows additional Scorpion smashes “Nice for What” (eight weeks at No. 1) and “God’s Plan” (11); “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla (10, 2016); and his first two toppers as featured on Rihanna’s “Work” (nine, 2016) and “What’s My Name?” (one, 2010).
Here is an updated look at the artists to log the most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in the 2010s:
42 weeks, Drake
41 weeks, Rihanna
32 weeks, Bruno Mars
26 weeks, Katy Perry
24 weeks, Adele
Among all decades, dating to the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception, Drake 2010s total is the fourth-best single-decade sum. Mariah Carey spent 60 weeks at No. 1 in the 1990s; the Beatles logged 55 weeks at the summit in the ’60s; and Boyz II Men totaled 50 weeks on top in the ’90s.
Additionally, rap songs have now led the Hot 100 for a record-extending 27 consecutive weeks. The streak has comprised Drake’s “Plan” (for 11 weeks) and “Nice” (eight); Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” (two); Post Malone‘s “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign (one); XXXTentacion’s “Sad!” (one); Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin‘s “I Like It” (one); and Drake’s “Feelings” (three).
Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s former Hot 100 No. 1 “I Like It” holds at No. 2, while spending a third week atop the Songs of the Summer chart, which ranks the top-performing titles on the Hot 100 between Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You,” featuring Cardi B, keeps at its No. 3 Hot 100 high and crowns Radio Songs (3-1; 116.4 million, up 13 percent), dethroning “I Like It.” Maroon 5 earns its sixth Radio Songs No. 1, breaking a tie with Boyz II Men for the most leaders among groups; Destiny’s Child ranks third in the category with four Radio Songs rulers. Cardi B collects her third Radio Songs No. 1. Plus, with “Girls” supplanting “Like,” Cardi B is the first artist to replace herself at No. 1 since Justin Bieber, whose “Love Yourself” directly succeeded “Sorry” on Feb. 13, 2016. No woman had achieved the feat since Rihanna, whose “Name,” featuring Drake, replaced “Only Girl (In the World)” on Jan. 1, 2011. Cardi B is the first female rapper to achieve the feat.
“Girls” concurrently crowns tops the top 40 radio-based Pop Songs airplay chart, becoming Maroon 5’s 10th No. 1 and Cardi B’s second. Only Katy Perry and Rihanna have notched more Pop Songs No. 1s than Maroon 5 (11 apiece).
6ix9ine scores his first Hot 100 top 10, as “FeFe,” featuring Nicki Minaj, vaults in at No. 4 on the chart. Following the track’s July 22 release, it bows at No. 2 on Streaming Songs with 45.7 million U.S. streams in the week ending July 26. It also enters Digital Song Sales at No. 6 with 24,000 first-week downloads sold in the same tracking period.
The controversial rapper previously hit a No. 12 Hot 100 high with his first entry on the chart, “Gummo,” in December 2017. Minaj adds her 17th top 10, extending her record for the most among female rappers; Missy Elliott ranks second with nine top 10s. Plus, the song marks the highest bow of Minaj’s 93 career Hot 100 entries, besting the No. 6 start of “Bang Bang,” with Jessie J and Ariana Grande, in 2014. Meanwhile, Minaj’s count of 93 Hot 100 visits, the most among women, lifts her ahead of Kanye West (92) for a solo share of the sixth-best total in the chart’s history, after the Glee Cast (207), Drake (186), Lil Wayne (138), Elvis Presley (108) and JAY-Z (98).
Post Malone’s “Better Now” ascends 7-5, marking his third top five hit, following the No. 1s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage (eight weeks on top in 2017), and “Psycho,” which holds at No. 9. On Radio Songs, “Better” jumps 12-8 (73.6 million, up 16 percent), likewise becoming Post Malone’s third top 10, after “Rockstar” and “Psycho.”
Drake’s “Nice” drops 4-6 on the Hot 100; Ella Mai‘s “Boo’d Up” falls to No. 7 from its No. 5 peak, while leading the Hot R&B Songs chart for a 10th week; and Juice WRLD’s No. 3-peaking “Lucid Dreams” backtracks 6-8.
Capping the Hot 100’s top 10 (below “Psycho”), Tyga’s “Taste,” featuring Offset, pushes 13-10, led by its 10-6 advance on Streaming Songs (30.2 million, up 4 percent). It also climbs 20-18 on Digital Song Sales (14,000, up 3 percent) and 39-31 on Radio Songs (32.1 million, up 18 percent).
Tyga’s third Hot 100 top 10 follows his featured turn on Chris Brown’s “Loyal” (No. 9, 2014) and his own “Rack City” (No. 7, 2012). Offset earns his first solo top 10; Migos, with him as a member, has notched four top 10s (while fellow Migos member Quavo has posted two solo top 10s).
Just outside the Hot 100’s top 10, Taylor Swift’s “Delicate” keeps at its No. 12 high; Khalid and Normani’s “Love Lies” lifts 21-18; and 5 Seconds of Summer’s “Youngblood” bounds 32-25.
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