The pop/R&B singer crowns the chart the very first time, while One Direction launches the best debut of the season with ‘Drag Me Down.’
It’s a major week for The Weeknd, as being the Hot 100 Music Festival headliner scores his first No. 1 for the Billboard Hot 100 with “Can’t Feel My Face,” (check Earned It) which rises 2-1. The song dethrones OMI’s “Cheerleader” after a month at No. 1.
Plus, One Direction blasts in at No. 3 with “Drag Me Down,” marking the Hot 100’s highest debut of 2015 and also the boy band’s best sales week of the career.
As perform each Monday, let’s run-down the top ten and more around the Hot 100 (dated Aug. 22). As a reminder, highlights in the airplay/sales/streaming-based Hot 100 now post on Billboard.com each Monday, effortlessly charts updated on Tuesday, following July 10 adoption on the Friday retail global release date.
The Weeknd’s “Face,” released on XO/Republic Records, tops the Hot 100 we have spent three weeks waiting at No. 2. It becomes the 1,045th No. one in the history from the chart, which began on Aug. 4, 1958. As within the Hot 100, “Face” gets control at No. 1 for the Radio Songs chart (2-1), up by 5 % to 152 million audience impressions, in accordance with Nielsen Music. Despite the July 28 premiere of their official video on Apple Music as well as its wider release morning, the track drops 1-2 after having a week atop the Digital Songs chart, with 134,000 downloads sold (down 9 percent) inside week ending Aug. 6. It jumps 5-4 on Streaming Songs (15.4 million, up 18 percent), good for the very best Streaming Gainer award around the Hot 100.
The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) tallies his first Hot 100 No. 1 after three prior top 10s, all inside past year: “Love Me Harder,” with Ariana Grande, reached No. 7 in November; “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)” hit No. 3 in May (and No. 1 on Radio Songs); and “The Hills” rolled to No. 10 three weeks ago.
Both “Face” and “The Hills” are from The Weeknd’s second studio album, Beauty Behind the Madness, due Aug. 28. The set is a result of feature collaborations with Lana Del Rey, Labrinth and Ed Sheeran.
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“Face” also leads Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for just a fourth week and adds another No. 1 ranking: it rises 2-1 for the Pop Songs radio airplay chart.
Even with a brand new leader, turnover atop the Hot 100 in 2015 remains in a record-tying slow pace, as “Face” is simply the fifth song to ascend to No. 1 this season. That equals three other years through which only five songs had also risen to No. 1 from Jan. 1 through charts dated Aug. 22: 1995, 1997 and 2005.
With The Weeknd’s ascension, OMI’s “Cheerleader” drops 1-2 around the Hot 100 after 4 weeks on top. Still, the pop/reggae smash rises 3-2 on Radio Songs (144 million, up four percent). It pushes 3-2 on Streaming Songs (16 million, down one percent) and descends 2-3 on Digital Songs (129,000 downloads sold, down 13 percent).
The Weeknd’s “Face” wins a strict race over “Cheerleader” atop the Hot 100, while using former up by 5 % in overall activity plus the latter down by three percent.
Rounding out a fast paced top three about the Hot 100, One Direction rockets in at No. 3 with “Drag Me Down,” which arrives as the very best debut in 2010. The song bests the No. 8 beginning of Maroon 5’s “Sugar” (which reached No. 2) in January. It’s the best opening since Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off” was crowned the 22nd song to debut at No. 1 nearly recently (Sept. 6, 2014).
“Drag” is 1D’s first recording released since former member Zayn Malik departed the then-quintet in March. The track could be the lead single in the group’s forthcoming fifth studio album, due later this current year.
Upon its Hot 100 debut, “Drag” becomes One Direction’s fifth best. Its introductory smash “What Makes You Beautiful” soared to No. 4 in 2012, then “Live While We’re Young” (No. 3, where it debuted, 2012), “Best Song Ever” (No. 2, also its debut, 2013) and “Story of My Life” (No. 6, 2013).
“Drag” debuts atop Digital Songs as One Direction’s third No. 1 within the list, following “Live” and “Best.” With 350,000 first-week downloads sold, “Drag” tops the 341,000 that “Live” purchased in its debut week (Oct. 20, 2012) for your act’s best sales week for just a song. It also roars onto Streaming Songs at No. 12 (8.5 million in their first week), notably with no benefit of an appropriate official video, and enters because group’s first No. 1 for the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (7 million on-demand U.S. streams). It additionally boasts 17 million (up 51 percent) in radio audience.
Silento’s “Watch Me” drops to No. 4 by reviewing the No. 3 peak, while leading Streaming Songs (20.7 million, up 8 percent) and Hot Rap Songs for just a third week each.
Rounding the Hot 100’s top 5, Major Lazer and DJ Snake rise 6-5, reaching a different peak with “Lean On,” featuring MO. The collab adds top Airplay Gainer honors to get a second week, lifting 7-5 on Radio Songs (99 million, up 16 percent). It climbs 10-7 on Streaming Songs (11.6 000 0000, up 6 percent) and 10-9 on Digital Songs (71,000, essentially in spite of last week’s total).
“Lean” could be the first five Hot 100 hit for Major Lazer and MO as well as the second for DJ Snake, following “Turn Down for What” (with Lil Jon), which peaked at No. 4 not too long ago. “Lean” additionally leads the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for the fourth week.
Capping the Hot 100’s top 10, Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, drops 4-6, together with the former Hot 100 No. 1 (about the chart dated June 6) falling 1-3 on Radio Songs after five weeks within the lead; Rachel Platten’s “Fight Song” hits a brand new high (9-7); Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, slides 5-8 following Furious 7 smash spent 12 weeks for the Hot 100’s summit, tying for your longest stay No. 1 ever for just a rap hit; and Fetty Wap again posts two songs in the most notable 10: his former No. 2 hit “Trap Queen” (7-9) and “My Way,” featuring Monty, down 8-10 after reaching No. 7.
In action just under the Hot 100’s top ten, The Weeknd’s “The Hills” bullets at No. 11; Selena Gomez’s “Good for You,” featuring A$AP Rocky, keeps at No. 13 (after debuting at its No. 9 high six or seven weeks ago); and Sheeran’s “Photograph” hits a fresh high, rising 20-18 and snapping up a top ten rank on Radio Songs (12-8; 83 million, up 8 percent). Find out more news of note beneath the superior 10 inside weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column to share later this week.
Visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 11), when all rankings, such as the Hot 100 to use entirety, will refresh, because they do each Tuesday. The Hot 100 and also other charts will likely appear inside the next issue of Billboard magazine, for sale on Friday (Aug. 14).