Sia Spends Fourth Week Atop Hot 100, Twenty One Pilots Make History in Top 10
Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” featuring Justin Bieber and MO, rebounds 5-2 and Twenty One Pilots land their third top 10, all notched this year, with ‘Suicide Squad’ soundtrack single “Heathens.”
Sia tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 27) for a fourth week with “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul. The song fends off Major Lazer‘s “Cold Water,” featuring Justin Bieber and MO, which returns to its No. 2 peak.
Plus, duo Twenty One Pilots flies to its third top 10 with “Heathens,” from the new No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the Suicide Squad: The Album soundtrack. And, with two concurrent Hot 100 top 10s (as prior single “Ride” remains in the top tier), the act makes history as the first alternative duo or group with simultaneous Hot 100 top 10s.
As we do every Monday when the chart is refreshed, let’s ride through 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 keeps atop the Hot 100, “Thrills” (released on Monkey Puzzle/RCA Records), Sia’s first No. 1 as an artist, remains the most-heard song on U.S. radio, logging a second week at No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart with 151 million in audience (on par with last week), according to Nielsen Music. It drops 4-6 on the Digital Songs sales chart (61,000 downloads sold, down 18 percent), in the week ending Aug. 11 and stays at No. 9 on Streaming Songs (13.1 million U.S. streams, down 5 percent). The single concurrently tops the Pop Songs airplay chart for a fourth week.
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After debuting at No. 2 on the Aug. 13-dated Hot 100, Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” featuring Justin Bieber and MO, fell to No. 5 in its second week. Now, in its third frame, the collab rebounds back to its No. 2 highpoint. The track posts a third week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs (19.6 million, up 4 percent); reverses course on Digital Songs (66,000, down 4 percent), climbing 6-4 after debuting atop the Aug. 13 list; and bursts into the Radio Songs top 10 in just its fourth week on the chart (13-10; 64 million, up 19 percent). “Water” is Lazer and MO’s second Radio Songs top 10, following their shared “Lean On” (also with DJ Snake), which hit No. 2 last September. Bieber scores his seventh Radio Songs top 10 and ties his fastest ascent to the region; he first reached the chart’s top 10 in only four weeks with “What Do You Mean?” last October.
“Water” concurrently rebounds 2-1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart, crowning the chart for a second total week, displacing Calvin Harris’ “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, which holds at its No. 3 high on the Hot 100. “This” jumps 4-2 on Radio Songs (134 million, up 3 percent) and remains in the Streaming Songs top 10 (4-7; 14.6 million, down 6 percent).
‘Suicide Squad’ Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
Twenty One Pilots take an 11-4 flight on the Hot 100 with “Heathens,” from the Suicide Squad: The Album soundtrack, which debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. (The film premiered Aug. 5, the first day of the Aug. 27-dated charts’ sales and streaming tracking week.) The track zips 7-2 on Digital Songs (89,000, up 33 percent) and 8-2 on Streaming Songs (19.2 million, up 39 percent) and nears Radio Songs with 22 million in airplay audience (up 23 percent); on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, it rises 4-3.
“Heathens” is Twenty One Pilots’ third Hot 100 top 10, all earned in 2016, following the No. 2-peaking “Stressed Out” and the No. 6 hit “Ride,” which holds at No. 7; the act’s first two top 10s are from its album Blurryface, which debuted atop the June 6, 2015, Billboard 200. The duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun joins fellow twosome The Chainsmokers (keep reading for more on the EDM pair) as the only duos or groups with as many as three Hot 100 top 10s this year; among all acts, Rihanna has also tallied three, while Drake and Bieber lead with four each (read on for more about Drake, too).
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Meanwhile, thanks to “Heathens” and “Ride,” Twenty One Pilots make history as the first alternative duo or group ever with two simultaneous Hot 100 top 10s. Among all alternative acts, only Lorde previously doubled up in the same week, for three weeks in February 2014 with “Royals” and “Team.” Additionally, Twenty One Pilots mark the first rock duo or group (not narrowing down only to alternative) with two concurrent Hot 100 top 10s in more than 16 years, since Santana (fronted by Carlos Santana) charted “Smooth” (featuring Rob Thomas) and “Maria Maria” (featuring The Product G&B) in the top 10 together for six weeks in February-April 2000.
“Heathens” additionally dethrones “Ride” atop Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart (2-1), where it’s Twenty One Pilots’ third No. 1. “Stressed” led for 23 weeks, while the reign of “Ride” halts after nine weeks.
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Capping the Hot 100’s top five, Drake’s former 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 “One Dance” drops 2-5. Still, it adds a 15th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, extending the longest command of his 16 No. 1s on the chart. “Dance” also leads the Songs of the Summer chart for an 11th week, having led the seasonal running tally each week since the list relaunched.
And, as Drake remains in the Hot 100’s top 10, he has now spent 48 consecutive weeks in the region, padding his record among solo males and tying for the second-longest streak among all acts. Here’s an updated look at the artists to spend the most weeks in-a-row in the top 10 in the Hot 100’s 58-year history:
69 weeks, Katy Perry, 2010-11
48 weeks, Drake, 2015-16
48 weeks, Ace of Base, 1993-94
46 weeks, Rihanna, 2010-11
45 weeks, The Weeknd, 2015
Drake’s streak began on the Oct. 3, 2015, Hot 100, when “Hotline Bling” bounded 16-9. (He has been credited as the lead artist on songs in 37 weeks of his 48-week run.)
Back to The Chainsmokers: the pair (Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall) jumps 9-6 with “Closer,” featuring Halsey, in its second week. The collab falls to No. 3 (81,000, down 22 percent) after launching atop the Aug. 20 Digital Songs chart, but soars 7-3 on Streaming Songs (18.6 million, up 34 percent) and takes over atop the audio subscription services-based On Demand Songs streaming chart,where it’s The Chainsmokers’ (and Halsey’s) first No. 1, with 14.1 million on-demand clicks (up 34 percent). (It stops the record 15-week command of Drake’s “Dance” on the ranking.) “Closer” also debuts on Radio Songs at No. 35 (34 million, up 79 percent).
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10 (below Twenty One Pilots’ “Ride at No. 7), The Chainsmokers’ other simultaneous top 10, the No. 3-peaking “Don’t Let Me Down,” featuring Daya, dips 6-8; Justin Timberlake’s former No. 1 “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” tumbles 4-9; and Rihanna’s No. 7 hit “Needed Me” descends 8-10.
Thus, Twenty One Pilots, The Chainsmokers and Rihanna each concurrently boast a pair of songs in the Hot 100’s top 10. The last time we saw such a triple-double? Two years ago this month (Aug. 23, 2014), when Iggy Azalea, Charli XCX and Ariana Grande each claimed two top 10 spots. As for the most acts with two simultaneous top 10s in the same week? The record is four, tallied in two weeks in 2008. On Sept. 27, 2008, T.I., T-Pain, Lil Wayne and Kanye West each sported two top 10s; on Dec. 27, 2008, T.I. and West repeated the feat and were joined by Beyonce and Britney Spears, also each with two top 10s that week.
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. 16), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.