On the charts: Week ending 12/23

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/07 issue).

Hot 100
01. (02) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
02. (01) Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane
03. (03) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
04. (04) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
05. (08) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)”
06. (05) Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” ft. Nicki Minaj
07. (09) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin BieberJ. Cole – “Deja Vu”
08. (10) Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” ft. Kendrick Lamar
09. (14) Machine Gun Kelly – “Bad Things” ft. Camila Cabello
10. (12) Drake – “Fake Love”

“Starboy” finally climbs to #1 after lingering in the top 2 for 8 consecutive weeks. The song was discounted to $0.69 on the iTunes store, which helped its rise on the chart with 86,000 downloads sold. It’s The Weeknd’s 3rd #1 hit and Daft Punk’s first. The French duo had previously reached #2 with “Get Lucky” in 2013.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” climbs back to #16 in the final week of the holiday season. While it didn’t obtain the much desired new peak inside the US top 10, the track has climbed inside the top 10 in several international markets for the first time 22 years after its release, proving to be the biggest modern Christmas classic every year.

Billboard 200
01. (02) Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas 
02. (04) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
03. (03) The Weeknd – Starboy 
04. (01) J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
05. (05) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me
06. (13) Garth Brooks – The Ultimate Collection
07. (07) Broadway Cast – Hamilton: An American Musical
08. (11) Metallica – Hardwired… to Self-Destruct
09. (10) The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
10. (08) Various Artists – Moana Soundtrack

Pentatonix reach #1 on the final issue of the holiday season, with 185,000 copies sold for their second Christmas album. It’s the group’s second #1 album as well.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Rae Sreemmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*6 weeks*)
02. (02) PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Come And See Me” ft. Drake
03. (03) Drake – “Fake Love”
04. (05) DJ Luke Nasty – “OTW”
05. (04) Young M.A. – “OOOUUU”
06. (12) Amine – “Caroline”
07. (09) Lil Uzi Vert – “You Was Right”
08. (10) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
09. (11) DJ Khaled – “Do You Mind” ft. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown, Agust Alsina, Jeremih, Future & Rick Ross
10. (08) Rihanna – “Sex With Me”

 

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