Drake Breaks Record For Most Weeks At No. 1 In A Year On Hot 100, As 'in My Feelings' Reigns For 10th Week
Plus, Kanye West & Lil Pump's "I Love It" launches at No. 6 on the Hot 100 & No. 1 on Streaming Songs.
Drake's "In My Feelings" tallies a 10th week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 22), granting the superstar yet another record: he leads the Hot 100 for an unprecedented 29th week in 2018, via his three No. 1s this year, passing Usher for the most time atop the chart in a single year. Usher tallied 28 weeks at No. 1 in 2004.
Meanwhile, Drake becomes the first soloist, and second act overall, after Boyz II Men, with three songs that have topped the Hot 100 for at least 10 weeks each, as "Feelings" joins Drake's two other smashes that led for at least that long: "God's Plan," earlier this year, and "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, in 2016.
Plus, Kanye West and Lil Pump's "I Love It" soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 6, as it arrives atop the Streaming Songs chart.
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 (Sept. 18).
"Feelings," released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, is the 37th No. 1 (of 1,077 total) to reign for at least 10 weeks. It controls the Hot 100 despite not ranking at No. 1 in any individual metric for a second straight week, as it holds at No. 3 after eight weeks in charge of Streaming Songs, with 39.7 million U.S. streams, down 17 percent, in the week ending Sept. 13, according to Nielsen Music. (The song set the weekly streaming record on the chart dated July 28 with 116.2 million, then driven largely by the viral "In My Feelings" challenge before its official video arrived Aug. 2.)
"Feelings" falls 3-5 on the Digital Song Sales chart, which it led for six weeks (21,000 downloads sold, down 23 percent, in the week ending Sept. 13), and keeps at No. 5 on Radio Songs, where it reached No. 3 (84 million audience impressions, down 3 percent, in the week ending Sept. 16).
Drake has now led the Hot 100 for a record-breaking 29 weeks in 2018, as, prior to "Feelings," "Nice for What" spent eight weeks at No. 1 beginning April 21, directly succeeding "God's Plan" after 11 weeks on top, with all three songs from his album Scorpion. Here is an update of the acts to spend the most time at No. 1 in any January-December period (with Drake leading in 29 of the 39 chart weeks so far in 2018):
29 weeks, Drake, 2018
28 weeks, Usher, 2004
26 weeks, The Black Eyed Peas, 2009
19 weeks, Drake, 2016
19 weeks, Puff Daddy, 1997
18 weeks, Monica, 1998
18 weeks, The Beatles, 1964
17 weeks, Justin Bieber, 2017
17 weeks, Beyoncé, 2003
17 weeks, Nelly, 2002
17 weeks, Boyz II Men, 1994
Usher first set the mark for the most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 thanks to four No. 1s in 2004: "Yeah!," featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris (12 weeks, beginning that Feb. 28); "Burn" (eight weeks, May 22); "Confessions Part II" (two, July 24); and "My Boo," with Alicia Keys (six, Oct. 30).
Kanye West and Lil Pump's "I Love It" launches at No. 6 on the Hot 100, as its bows at No. 1 on Streaming Songs with 46.6 million first-week U.S. streams, with its profile boosted by the viral "I Love It" Challenge, in which, perhaps most prominently, James Corden, as well as fans of the song have mimicked West and Lil Pump's supersized boxy wardrobes worn in the track's official video.
West earns his second Streaming Songs No. 1, after "All Mine" in June, while Lil Pump notches his first; he reached No. 2 with "Gucci Gang" last November. "I Love It" also enters Digital Song Sales at No. 9 with 16,000 sold.
West adds his 17th Hot 100 top 10, tying Nicki Minaj for the sixth-most top 10s among artists who are primarily rappers, after Drake (31), JAY-Z (21), Lil Wayne (20), Eminem (19) and Ludacris (18). Lil Pump lands his second Hot 100 top 10, after the No. 3-peaking "Gucci Gang."
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, 6ix9ine's "FEFE," featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz, slides 4-7, after reaching No. 3; Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" rebounds 9-8, after hitting No. 4; Tyga's No. 8-peaking "Taste," featuring Offset, rises 10-9; and, Khalid and Normani's No. 9-peaking "Love Lies" returns to the top 10 (11-10), as it becomes each artist's first No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
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