On the charts: Week ending 09/23

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (08/10 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey (*6 weeks*)
02. (02) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
03. (03) Major Lazer – “Cold Water” ft. Justin Bieber & MØ
04. (06) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
05. (04) Sia – “Cheap Thrills” ft. Sean Paul
06. (08) Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
07. (05) The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya
08. (12) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” ft. Lil Yachty
09. (13) Charlie Puth – “We Don’t Talk Anymore” ft. Selena Gomez
10. (07) Calvin Harris – “This Is What You Came For” ft. Rihanna

The top 10 is gradually renovating itself with a new entry and a return. “Broccoli” is up to #8 and Charlie Puth reaches a new peak with “We Don’t Talk Anymore.”

Outside the top portion of the chart, The Weeknd debuts at #40 with the lead single off his upcoming new album “Starboy.” The track debuted with 1 day of sales (38,000 downloads sold) and 4 days worth of airplay. It should reach a new peak on the next issue as it will count its first full week of availability. The Weeknd is also the musical guest on the season premiere of SNL, on October 1.

Lady Gaga’s “Perfect Illusion” drops to #42 in its second week, despite the release of the music video.

Billboard 200
01. (02) Drake – VIEWS (*13 weeks*)
02. (–) Mac Miller – Divine Feminine
03. (03) Soundtrack – Suicide Squad: The Album
04. (–) Aaron Lewis – Sinner
05. (–) Usher – Hard II Love
06. (01) Jason Aldean – They Don’t Know
07. (06) Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
08. (12) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
09. (–) Casting Crowns – The Very Next Thing
10. (10) Florida Georgia Line – Dig Your Roots

Drake returns at #1 despite selling a little over 8,000 copies this week. The amount of streaming the album still receives was enough to fend off new releases from the likes of Mac Miller (#2 with 32,000 sold) and Usher. The R&B star’s Hard II Love debuts at a disappointing #5 with equally disappointing sales of 28,000. His last album, 2012’s Looking 4 Myself, debuted at #1.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (02) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
02. (01) Drake – “Controlla”
03. (03) Tory Lanez – “Luv”
04. (05) Usher – “No Limit” ft. Young Thug
05. (04) DJ Khaled – “For Free” ft. Drake
06. (07) Kanye West – “Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1”
07. (06) Drake – “One Dance” ft. Wizkid & Kyla
08. (09) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli”
09. (08) DJ Drama – “Wishing” ft. Chris Brown, Skeme & Lyquin
10. (15) Chance The Rapper – “No Problem” ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz

After being blocked for weeks by Drake’s singles, “Needed Me” hits #1. It should be a short stay at the top, as the track has already been declining at radio.

Chance The Rapper reaches the top 10 with “No Problem.”

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