On the charts: Week ending 10/07

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (22/10 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey (*8 weeks*)
02. (03) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
03. (02) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
04. (04) Major Lazer – “Cold Water” ft. Justin Bieber & MØ
05. (05) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
06. (08) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” ft. Lil Yachty
07. (06) Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”
08. (07) Sia – “Cheap Thrills” ft. Sean Paul
09. (09) The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya
10. (10) gnash – “i hate u, i love u” ft. olivia o’brien

The Weeknd inches closer to the top rising to #2. “Starboy” is #2 on Digital (94,000 downloads this week, up 4%) and Streaming Songs (27 million, up 18%) and it enters the top 10 at #8 on Radio Songs.

Solange makes the Hot 100 with “Cranes in the Sky” at #74 and “Don’t Touch My hair” at #91. These are the first Hot 100 entries for Solange, who is also enjoying her first #1 album. The tracks are the ones getting the most attention from the album, thanks in part also to the release of their music videos.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Solange – A Seat at the Table
02. (–) Bon Iver – 22, A Million
03. (02) Drake – VIEWS 
04. (03) Soundtrack – Suicide Squad: The Album 
05. (24) Red Hot Chili Peppers – The Getaway
06. (01) Shawn Mendes – Illuminate
07. (10) Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
08. (07) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
09. (–) Van Morrison – Keep Me Singing
10. (06) Travis Scott – Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight

Solange Knowles earns her first #1 album with the critically acclaimed A Seat at the Table. While it’s not the best selling title of the week, it moved 46,000 copies in its first week of availability as a digital album only. Physical and vinyl versions are scheduled for a November 18 release to retailers.

Bon Iver’s 22, A Million debuts at #2 but with 58,000 copies sold. It’s the group’s second album to peak at #2 after their self-titled 2011 release.

Red Hot Chili Peppers’ The Getaway returns to the top 5 thanks to a concert ticket bundle. The album sold 31,000 copies this week.

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

Beyoncé advances to the top 10 with “Hold Up.” It’s the second top 10 hit from LEMONADE, following the #4 peaking lead single “Sorry.”

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