Polo G’s ‘Rapstar’ Spends Second Week at No. 1 on Hot 100, Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ Returns to Top Five
“Levitating” revisits its No. 5 high, sparked by TikTok momentum.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated May 1) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 27). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.
“Rapstar,” released on Columbia Records, drew 40.3 million U.S. streams (down 25%) and sold 2,400 downloads (down 55%) in the week ending April 22, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 3 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 254%) in the week ending April 25.
The track adds a second week atop the Streaming Songs chart, as it becomes the second song in 2021 to tally at least 40 million streams in multiple frames, after it started with 53.6 million a week earlier. Olivia Rodrigo’s “Drivers License” debuted with 76.1 million streams in its first week (as reflected on charts dated Jan. 23) and followed with 59.7 million (Jan. 30) and 42.6 million (Feb. 6).
Meanwhile, “Rapstar” is the 22nd title to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and log a second consecutive week on top, among 52 total No. 1 arrivals (a second-week success rate of 42%). It’s the second among five such songs this year, after “Drivers License” spent its first eight weeks at No. 1 (encompassing its entire reign).
Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open” rebounds 3-2 on the Hot 100, two weeks after reaching No. 1. It adds a second week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (71.3 million, up 9%), as it tops the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a fifth frame.
Justin Bieber’s “Peaches,” featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, rises 4-3 on the Hot 100, four weeks after it debuted at No. 1. The song posts its first week in the Radio Songs top 10, charging 12-5 (51 million, up 23%). It becomes Bieber’s 18th Radio Songs top 10, breaking him out of a 10-way tie for the fifth-most in the chart’s 30-year history, after Rihanna (29), Drake (24), Mariah Carey (23) and Lil Wayne (20). Caesar and Giveon each earn their first Radio Songs top 10.
“Peaches” wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a fourth consecutive week (marking Bieber’s longest such streak in a lead role since “Love Yourself” achieved the honor for four straight weeks in January-February 2016).
Lil Nas X’s “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” dips 2-4 on the Hot 100, three weeks after it launched at No. 1.
Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, returns to its No. 5 Hot 100 high, first reached two months ago, on the charts dated Feb. 6 and 13. It has ranked in the top 10 each week except for one frame since, returning to the tier (13-7) on the chart dated March 27 after Lipa and DaBaby performed it during the Grammy Awards March 14 as part of a medley with Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” (which reached No. 2 in March 2020). Further sustaining it, it has soundtracked numerous TikTok clips since mid-April.
“Levitating” ascends 9-6 on Streaming Songs (20.7 million, up 13%), a new best rank, and 13-6 on Digital Song Sales (9,600, up 34%, aided by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store between April 20 and 22) and holds at No. 14 on Radio Songs (37.3 million, up 7%), where it reached No. 6 in January.
(Plus, “We’re Good,” Lipa’s follow-up single to “Levitating,” hits the Hot 100’s top 40 for the first time, pushing 45-38, up 4% to 23.3 million in airplay audience and 12% to 7.7 million streams.)
The Weeknd’s “Save Your Tears” backtracks 5-6 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 4. Its remix with Ariana Grande was released Friday, April 23, and streaming and sales increases for the song overall in the tracking week ending April 29 will be reflected on next week’s Hot 100 (dated May 8).
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Masked Wolf’s first entry on the chart, “Astronaut in the Ocean,” jumps 10-7 for a new high; Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, drops to No. 8 a week after it debuted at No. 7; Cardi B’s “Up” descends 8-9, four weeks after reaching No. 1; and Olivia Rodrigo’s former eight-week No. 1 “Drivers License” shifts 9-10 in reverse.
Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated May 1), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 27).