Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again' stays at No. 1 on Hot 100
Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 soundtrack hit "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, spends an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It holds the top spot over Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" (featuring Kendrick Lamar), which interrupted the run of "Again" at the summit when it led the list two weeks ago.
Let's do it again: Just like every Wednesday, let's tell you all about the top 10 and more on the sales/airplay/streaming-based Hot 100 (dated June 20), including notable moves for Fetty Wap, Jason Derulo and top 10 newcomer Andy Grammer.
"Again," released on Atlantic Records and promoted to radio by Roadrunner Promotions, maintains its No. 1 rank on the Hot 100 by tallying a third week atop the Radio Songs chart with 171 million in all-format audience, up 1 percent, according to Nielsen Music. It falls 1-2 on Streaming Songs (19.3 million U.S. streams, down 7 percent) after eight weeks on top and holds at No. 2 on Digital Songs (158,000 downloads sold, down 8 percent, in the week ending June 7), which it led for seven weeks.
As it extends its total weeks atop the Hot 100, "Again" joins just 10 other rap songs (defined as titles which have appeared on Hot Rap Songs) that have led the Hot 100 for eight weeks or more. It also logs the longest reign by a rap track in more than five years. Here's a look at the rap hits that have topped the Hot 100 the longest:
Longest-Leading Rap Hits on the Hot 100
(Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist(s), Date Reached No. 1)
12, "Boom Boom Pow," the Black Eyed Peas, April 18, 2009
12, "Lose Yourself," Eminem, Nov. 9, 2002
11, "I'll Be Missing You," Puff Daddy & Faith Evans feat. 112, June 14, 1997
10, "Low," Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, Jan. 5, 2008
10, "Gold Digger," Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx, Sept. 17, 2005
10, "Dilemma," Nelly feat. Kelly Rowland, Aug. 17, 2002
9, "Candy Shop," 50 Cent feat. Olivia, March 5, 2005
9, "In Da Club," 50 Cent, March 8, 2003
8, "See You Again," Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth, April 25, 2015
8, "Tha Crossroads," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, May 18, 1996
8, "Jump," Kris Kross, April 25, 1992
"Again" keeps its lock on the Hot 100's top spot with a slightly smaller margin of victory than last week over Swift's "Blood," as the former decreases by 5 percent in overall activity and the latter dips by 1 percent. "Blood" leads Digital Songs for a third week (213,000, down 12 percent); stays at No. 4 on Streaming Songs (11.4 million, down 5 percent); and races 11-5 on Radio Songs (78 million, up 37 percent), adding the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a third week.
Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" remains at No. 3 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2 and claims a new honor: it rises 2-1 on Streaming Songs, up by 16 percent to 21.4 million U.S. streams. He joins Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ("Thrift Shop") and Iggy Azalea ("Fancy") as the only hip-hop-based rappers to rule Streaming Songs with a career-opening hit since the chart launched in January 2013. "Queen" holds at No. 6 on Digital Songs (108,000, down 1 percent) and slips 13-14 on Radio Songs (63 million, down 5 percent).
Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" keeps at its No. 4 Hot 100 peak (and leads Hot Rock Songs for an 11th week). It also passes 2 million downloads sold to-date.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top five, Jason Derulo's "Want to Want Me" jumps 7-5, reaching the top five and a new peak. Airplay accounts for half the song's activity, as it pushes 3-2 on Radio Songs (145 million, up 4 percent). As previously reported, parent album Everything Is 4 launches at, aptly, No. 4 on the Billboard 200.
Also appropriately, Derulo makes his fifth trip to the Hot 100's top five with "Want." His debut entry, "Whatcha Say," topped the Nov. 14, 2009 chart and he followed with "In My Head" (No. 5, 2010) and 2014's "Talk Dirty," featuring 2 Chainz (No. 3), and "Wiggle," featuring Snoop Dogg (No. 5).
Mark Ronson's former 14-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, drops 5-6. It remains tied for the most weeks, 25, spent in the top five in the chart's five-and-a-half-decade history with LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" (1997-98). Still, "Funk" adds to its legacy, passing 6 million downloads sold (6.1 million) since its release. It becomes one of 35 titles to have sold at least 6 million. Can you name the best-selling download to-date? Answer at the end of this story ...
The Weekend's "Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)" descends 6-7 on the Hot 100 after peaking at No. 3, and David Guetta's "Hey Mama," featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack, holds at its No. 8 peak to-date, while leading Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for an eighth week.
Andy Grammer scores his first Hot 100 top 10 as his country-tinged, synth-pop ode to monogamy "Honey, I'm Good." rises 11-9. The track is stationary at No. 4 on Digital Songs, although with a 1 percent gain to 117,000, and climbs 14-13 on Radio Songs (72 million, up 13 percent) and 32-29 on Streaming Songs (4.5 million, up 9 percent.)
"Good" has revitalized Grammer's sophomore album, Magazines or Novels. Released last August, it spent a week in the Billboard 200's top 40 upon its debut (at No. 27). On the May 16-dated Billboard 200, the set returned to the top 40, where it spends its sixth week this week (at No. 28); it reached a high of No. 19 on the May 30 chart.
Grammer's self-titled debut album logged a week at No. 105 on the Billboard 200 in 2011 and spun off the singles "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine by Me," which reached Nos. 53 and 84 on the Hot 100, respectively. The tracks helped establish him at radio, as on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, they rose to respective Nos. 5 and 10 peaks. "Good" holds at its No. 2 high so far on Adult Pop Songs this week.
"'Honey, I'm Good.' is very in line with exactly who I am," Grammer recently told Billboard. "Just trying to be very honest and real, but also hopefully a good guy."
Capping the Hot 100's top 10, Maroon 5's No. 2-peaking "Sugar" slips 9-10.
In highlights just below the Hot 100's top 10, OMI's "Cheerleader" charges 16-11; DJ Snake & AlunaGeorge's "You Know You Like It" lifts 15-14; and Silento's "Watch Me" surges 19-15. Find out more noteworthy news beneath the top 10 in the weekly "Hot 100 Chart Moves" column to post on Friday (June 12).
Quiz answer! The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" is the best-selling download in Nielsen Music history, having sold 8.7 million since its release.
Visit Billboard.com tomorrow (June 11), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety and Digital Songs, Radio Songs and Streaming Songs, will refresh, as they do each Thursday. The Hot 100 will also appear in the next issue of Billboard magazine, on sale on Friday (June 12).