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“Rihanna’s “Work,” featuring Drake, posts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 23). With her latest frame on top, she has tied the Beatles for the second-most total weeks spent at No. 1 (59) and trails only Mariah Carey, the leader with 79.” Billboard reported. “Rihanna’s follow-up to “Work” enters the Hot 100 at No. 80, driven primarily by streaming (73 percent of its chart points), as it gains by 31 percent to 4.8 million U.S. streo opens at No. 36 on Pop Songs, marking Rihanna’s record-extending 43rd entry (dating to the airplay chart’s 1992 inception).” The site added.
Desiigner earned his first Hot 100 top 10, as his debut hit “Panda” soared 14-5.Meanwhile, Justin Bieber matched a top 10 longevity mark with “Love Yourself” spending a record-tying 21st week in the top 10 from its debut.
Drake debuted at No. 16 on the Hot 100 with “Pop Style,” featuring Jay Z and Kanye West, and No. 21 with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla. The former enters atop the Digital Songs chart (128,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music), becoming Drake’s sixth No. 1 on the ranking, while the latter begins at No. 4 (104,000).
Drake also debuts at No. 97 on the Hot 100 as featured on Partynextdoor “Come and See Me.” With three new entries, he ups his total to 107 career Hot 100 appearances, moving to within one of Elvis Presley’s 108. The four acts with the most chart visits are Glee Cast(207), Lil Wayne (129), Elvis Presley(108) and Drizzy(107).
Tim McGraw’s “Humble and Kind” earns his 30th top 40 hit on the Hot 100, as his latest jumps 44-30, powered by his performance of the ballad at the 51st Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast Sunday, April 3, on CBS. The track becomes his 26th No. 1 on Hot Country Songs (4-1) and surges by 69 percent to 64,000 downloads sold.
“Humble” is also notable in that it’s the first Hot Country Songs No. 1 written by just one person (Lori McKenna) since Taylor Swift’s “Ours” more than four years ago. In fact, Swift co-wrote five of her seven career Hot Country Songs leaders on her own: “Our Song” (2007-08), “Should’ve Said No” (2008), “Love Story” (2008), “Sparks Fly” (2011) and “Ours.” The last solo woman not named Taylor Swift to top Hot Country Songs with a song she penned by herself? Anita Cochran, whose “What If I Said,” featuring Steve Wariner, led the Feb. 28, 1998, chart.
Bryson Tiller’s single ‘Exchange’ has spent 24 weeks on the Hot 100, reaching a high of No. 26 four weeks ago. The song debuts at last on the Radio Songs chart at No. 35 (30 million in audience, up 15 percent). It also pushes 4-2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.