On the charts: Week ending 12/16

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (12/31 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*6 weeks*)
02. (02) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
03. (03) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
04. (04) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
05. (05) Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” ft. Nicki Minaj
06. (–) ZAYN & Taylor Swift – “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)”
07. (–) J. Cole – “Deja Vu”
08. (06) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)”
09. (08) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
10. (07) Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” ft. Kendrick Lamar

The entire 9-tracks J. Cole album debuts on the Hot 100 this week, including “Deja Vu” at #6. The track is Cole’s first top 10 hit.

Zayn Malik and Taylor Swift’s new single from the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack arrives at #6. It sold 188,000 downloads and debuted at #1 on the Digital Songs chart. Streaming was, however, limited to the Apple Music service for the first week so that hindered its overall debut.

Pushed down by debuts on the chart, Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” backs down to #20 this week while retaining its bullet.

Billboard 200
01. (–) J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
02. (03) Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas 
03. (02) The Weeknd – Starboy 
04. (06) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
05. (08) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me
06. (–) Post Malone – Stoney 
07. (11) Broadway Cast – Hamilton: An American Musical
08. (07) Various Artists – Moana Soundtrack
09. (13) Michael Bublé – Christmas
10. (04) The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome

 

J. Cole’s new album 4 Your Eyez Only debuts at #1 with 363,000 copies sold, the 3rd largest debut week of 2016. The album is Cole’s 4th to debut at the top of the albums chart, his entire output thus far.

The other top 10 debut this week is Post Malone’s Stoney at #6, with 19,000 sold.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Rae Sreemmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*5 weeks*)
02. (02) PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Come And See Me” ft. Drake
03. (03) Drake – “Fake Love”
04. (03) Young M.A. – “OOOUUU”
05. (07) DJ Luke Nasty – “OTW”
06. (05) Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
07. (09) Chance The Rapper – “No Problem” ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
08. (11) Rihanna – “Sex With Me”
09. (12) Lil Uzi Vert – “You Was Right”
10. (06) Rihanna – “Needed Me”D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli”

Drake inches closer to the top as “Black Beatles” spends a 5th week at #1.

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