Cardi B’s ‘WAP’

Cardi B’s ‘WAP’ Tops Billboard Scorching 100 for Second Week; Drake, Morgan Wallen & Gabby Barrett Hit Prime 10

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“WAP” is the primary tune to spend its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1 since Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings.”

Cardi B‘s “WAP,” that includes Megan Thee Stallion, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 songs chart. It soared in on the summit every week earlier with file first-week streams.

“WAP” fends of Drake‘s “Giggle Now Cry Later,” that includes Lil Durk, because the latter launches at No. 2 on the Scorching 100.

Plus, two nation hits enter the Scorching 100’s prime 10: Morgan Wallen‘s “7 Summers” debuts at No. 6 and Gabby Barrett‘s “I Hope” ascends from No. 11 to No. 10.

The Scorching 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and gross sales knowledge. All charts (dated Aug. 29) will replace on tomorrow (Aug. 25).

“WAP,” launched on Atlantic Information, notches a second week at No. 1 on the Digital Tune Gross sales chart, with 36,000 downloads bought (down 71%) within the week ending Aug. 20, in keeping with Nielsen Music/MRC Knowledge. It dips to No. 2 on Streaming Songs with 72.2 million U.S. streams (down 22%) within the week ending Aug. 20. Per week in the past, it blasted in with 93 million streams, probably the most ever for a tune in its first week of launch.

“WAP” moreover debuts at No. 48 on the Radio Songs chart with 16.5 million radio airplay viewers impressions (up 42%) within the week ending Aug. 23.

“WAP” is the primary tune to spend its first two weeks on the Scorching 100 at No. 1 since Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings,” which tallied its first 5 weeks on the chart within the prime spot (of eight whole frames at No. 1), starting on the Feb. 2, 2019-dated tally. In between these hits, eight songs debuted at No. 1, every spending every week on the summit. (Of the 42 songs which have entered the Scorching 100 at No. 1 all-time, 19, together with “WAP,” remained on prime of their second weeks.)

In the meantime, “WAP” is the primary tune amongst ladies to guide the Scorching 100 for a number of weeks since Mariah Carey’s “All I Need for Christmas Is You” reigned for 3 weeks in December-January. Earlier than that, Lizzo’s “Fact Hurts” totaled seven weeks at No. 1 final September-October.

“WAP” concurrently posts a second week at No. 1 on the Scorching R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Scorching Rap Songs charts, which make use of the identical multi-metric methodology because the Scorching 100.

Drake’s “Giggle Now Cry Later,” that includes Lil Durk, roars onto the Scorching 100 at No. 2, led by its chart-topping entrance on Streaming Songs with 69.Eight million streams within the week ending Aug. 20, following its Aug. 14 launch.

Drake provides his record-extending ninth Streaming Songs No. 1 and second this 12 months, after “Toosie Slide,” which began with 55.5 million first-week streams (April 18). “Giggle” brings Drake his second-best first-week streaming whole, after “God’s Plan” (82.Four million, Feb. Three, 2018).

(Notice that whereas the whole of 69.Eight million streams for “Giggle” is lower than the 72.2 million for Cardi B’s “WAP,” the previous ranks at No. 1 on Streaming Songs and the latter locations at No. 2 as a result of utility of weighting of paid subscription, ad-supported and programmed streams, as factored into the Scorching 100.)

“Giggle” enters Digital Tune Gross sales at No. Four (21,000 bought) at Radio Songs at No. 47 (17.1 million impressions).

Drake provides his record-padding 41st Scorching 100 prime 10. On the Aug. 1-dated Scorching 100, he landed his 39th and 40th prime 10s, breaking a tie with Madonna (38) for probably the most within the chart’s 62-year historical past. The Beatles rank third with 34 prime 10s.

“Giggle” additionally extends Drake’s data for probably the most general Scorching 100 entries (225), most prime 40 hits (114) and most titles to debut within the prime 10 (26).

Lil Durk earns his first Scorching 100 prime 10 and first Streaming Songs No. 1.

DaBaby’s seven-week Scorching 100 chief “Rockstar,” that includes Roddy Ricch, drops 2-Three.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” descends Three-Four on the Scorching 100, because it spends a record-extending 20th week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (78.7 million, down 2%). It tops the multi-metric Scorching R&B Songs chart for a record-padding 23rd week.

Jack Harlow’s “Whats Poppin,” that includes DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, retreats Four-5 on the Scorching 100, after rising to No. 2.

Morgan Wallen’s “7 Summers” bounds onto the Scorching 100 at No. 6, marking his first prime 10. It additionally enters the multi-metric Scorching Nation Songs chart at No. 1, the place it is his second chief, after “Whiskey Glasses” reigned for 2 weeks in Could-June 2019.

Launched Aug. 14, “Summers” begins at No. Four on Streaming Songs with 23.5 million U.S. streams within the week ending Aug. 20, the very best release-week sum for a title that has appeared on each the Scorching 100 and Scorching Nation Songs by a solo male and no accompanying acts. On Digital Tune Gross sales, it opens at No. 2 (28,000).

“Summers” is simply the second prime 10 Scorching 100 debut ever for a tune by a solo male and no accompanying acts that has additionally appeared on Scorching Nation Songs, after Garth Brooks’ alter ego Chris Gaines bowed at No. 5 on the Scorching 100 with “Misplaced in You” in September 1999.

Harry Types’ “Watermelon Sugar” recedes 5-7 on the Scorching 100, two weeks after surging to No. 1; SAINt JHN’s “Roses” slides 6-Eight, after reaching No. Four, because it tops the multi-metric Scorching Dance/Digital Songs chart for a 17th week; and Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo’s “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” falls to No. 9 from its No. 7 Scorching 100 excessive.

Rounding out the Scorching 100’s prime 10, Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” rises 11-10, changing into the primary prime 10 on the chart for the 2018 American Idol third-place finalist. The observe topped Scorching Nation Songs for 5 weeks (earlier than being dethroned this week by Wallen’s “Summers”).

Reaching the highest 10 in its 34th week on the Scorching 100, “Hope” completes the third-longest journey to the tier, after 2005 Idol champ Carrie Underwood’s “Earlier than He Cheats,” which hit the highest 10 in its 38th week in 2007, and Creed’s “Larger” (36 weeks, 2000).

Barrett can also be the primary lady to hit the Scorching 100’s prime 10 with a tune unaccompanied by some other artists that additionally charted on Scorching Nation Songs since October 2012, when Taylor Swift’s “Crimson” debuted at its No. 6 peak.

Plus, with “Hope” marking Barrett’s first Scorching Nation Songs and Scorching 100 entry, she joins an unique group of girls who’ve topped the previous and reached the latter’s prime 10 with their first solo singles. Jeannie C. Riley initiated the membership with “Harper Valley P.T.A.,” a No. 1 on each charts in 1968, whereas Marie Osmond (“Paper Roses,” No. 5 on the Scorching 100 in 1973) and Jessi Colter (“I am Not Lisa,” No. Four, 1975) additionally topped Scorching Nation Songs and hit the Scorching 100’s prime 10 of their first solo appearances on every rating. Barrett is, thus, the primary lady to earn the dignity in over 45 years.

“Hope” lifts 9-Eight on Radio Songs (52.Four million, up Eight%); holds at No. 9 on Digital Tune Gross sales (Eight,000, basically even week-over-week); and pushes 28-27 on Streaming Songs (11.7 million, up Eight%).

The tune led the Nation Airplay chart dated April 25 and has crossed to pop radio. It holds at its No. 10 finest on the Grownup Up to date survey; enters the Grownup Pop Songs prime 10 (11-Eight); and advances 12-11 on Pop Songs. Aiding its profile and pop radio help, a remix with Charlie Puth was launched in April.

With “Hope” marking Barrett’s first Nation Airplay entry, she’s the primary lady to have led that record with an preliminary entry, unaccompanied by different acts, that went on to hit the Scorching 100’s prime 10, relationship to the Nation Airplay chart’s 1990 inception. She’s the primary artist general to attain the feat since Florida Georgia Line, whose first Nation Airplay hit “Cruise” dominated for 3 weeks in December 2012 earlier than reaching No. Four on the Scorching 100 in June 2013. “Cruise” likewise scored pop radio airplay assisted by a remix (with Nelly).

The one different such tune? Billy Ray Cyrus’ debut hit “Achy Breaky Coronary heart,” which blew up for a five-week rule on Nation Airplay and a No. Four peak on the Scorching 100 in 1992, additionally helped by pop crossover play.

For all chart information, you possibly can comply with @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram. Once more, all charts, together with the Scorching 100 in its entirety, will refresh on tomorrow (Aug. 25).

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