On the charts: Week ending 10/21

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (05/11 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey (*10 weeks*)
02. (02) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
03. (03) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
04. (04) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
05. (06) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” ft. Lil Yachty
06. (05) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
07. (07) Major Lazer – “Cold Water” ft. Justin Bieber & MØ
08. (10) Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” ft. Nicki Minaj
09. (56) Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” ft. Kendrick Lamar
10. (08) Shawn Mendes – “Treat You Better”

Maroon 5’s “Don’t Wanna Know” jumps to #9 after the first full week of availability. The release of its music video also brought streaming to 9.7 million, up 546%. The song is Maroon 5’s 12th top 10 hit.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Kings of Leon – Walls
02. (04) Drake – VIEWS
03. (05) Soundtrack – Suicide Squad: The Album
04. (–) The Game – Fifth Admendment
05. (07) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
06. (–) JoJo – Mad Love
07. (11) Broadway Cast – Hamilton: An American Musical
08. (10) Ariana Grande – Dangerous Woman
09. (12) Travis $cott – Birds in the TrapSing McKnight 
10. (01) Green Day – Revolution Radio

Kings of Leon get their first #1 album this week with Walls. The record debuts with 68,000 copies sold.

Other debuts include The Game’s Fifth Admendment (#4 with 25,000 album sales) and JoJo’s first album in 10 years, Mad Love, at #6 with 19,000 copies sold.

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

Mary J. Blige’s “Thick of It” is rising fast up the chart with a jump to #18 and strong support from both Urban and Urban Adult radio. Will it make the top 10?

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