On the charts: Week ending 12/02

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (12/17 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*4 weeks*)
02. (03) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
03. (03) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
04. (06) Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” ft. Nicki Minaj
05. (04) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
06. (05) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)”
07. (08) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
08. (10) Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” ft. Kendrick Lamar
09. (07) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
10. (09) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” ft. Lil Yachty

The entire Starboy album debuts on the Hot 100 this week. The last time it happened was the week of Beyoncé’s Lemonade‘s release in April, when all 12 album tracks made their way onto the chart.

Mariah’s Carey’s perennial “All I Want For Christmas Is You” re-enters the Hot 100 at #23 this week. The healthy gains in all metrics suggest a strong performance for the classic this year, perhaps even forecasting a new peak later on in the holiday season.

Billboard 200
01. (–) The Weeknd – Starboy 
02. (04) Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas 
03. (01) Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Distruct
04. (02) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
05. (16) Various Artists – Moana Soundtrack
06. (06) Various Artists – Trolls Soundtrack 
07. (12) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me
08. (19) Michael Bublé – Christmas
09. (03) Miranda Lambert – The Weight of these Wings
10. (09) Broadway Cast – Hamilton: An American Musical

With 209,000 in traditional sales The Weeknd’s Starboy debuts at #1 and is the 3rd largest first week total of 2016.

Three holidays albums appear in the top 10 this week: two of them are by Pentatonix, the other is Michael Bublé’s perennial Christmas, which is performing a lot better than his current release.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Rae Sreemmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*3 weeks*)
02. (02) Young M.A. – “OOOUUU”
03. (04) PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Come And See Me” ft. Drake
04. (03) Chance The Rapper – “No Problem” ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
05. (06) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
06. (08) Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
07. (05) DJ Khaled – “Do You Mind” ft. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown & August Alsina
08. (07) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli”
09. (15) Rihanna – “Sex With Me”
10. (17) DJ Luke Nasty – “OTW”

Mary J. Blige continues her climb inside the top 10 to a new peak.

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