On the charts: Week ending 12/30

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/14 issue).

Hot 100
01. (02) Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*7 weeks*)
02. (13) Migos – “Bad and Boujee” ft. Lil Uzi Vert
03. (02) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
04. (03) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
05. (04) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
06. (05) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)”
07. (06) Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” ft. Nicki Minaj
08. (07) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
09. (10) Drake – “Fake Love”
10. (15) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli” ft. Lil Yachty

As one streaming sensation returns to the top, another jumps to #2: “Bad and Boujee” by Migos is poised to be the next big thing with its jump to #1 in Streaming this week and the huge viral component helping its climb.

George Michael’s passing causes some of his biggest songs to re-enter the chart: “Careless Whisper” and “Faith” were #1 hits in 1985 and 1987 respectively and they return at #33 and #47. Another one of his classics, credited to Wham!, climbs to #41. It’s “Last Christmas,” one of the modern Christmas classics, which had never made the Hot 100 before last week when it accumulated enough points to debut at #50.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas (*2 weeks*)
02. (03) The Weeknd – Starboy 
03. (02) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
04. (04) J. Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
05. (07) Broadway Cast – Hamilton: An American Musical
06. (10) Various Artists – Moana Soundtrack
07. (15) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
08. (19) Drake – VIEWS
09. (05) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me
10. (21) Various Artists – Suicide Squad: The Soundtrack

Pentatonix spend a second week at #1, while twenty one pilots and Drake return to the Hot 100 thanks to heavy discounts.

George Michael’s hits collection Twenty Five, returns to the album chart at #12 following his death. The album sold 9,000 copies this week and bested its original #28 peak. Collective sales for George Michael’s catalog, including his work as one half of Wham!, was up 2,768% in sales, for a total of 48,000 albums sold.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Rae Sreemmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*7 weeks*)
02. (02) PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Come And See Me” ft. Drake
03. (03) Drake – “Fake Love”
04. (04) DJ Luke Nasty – “OTW”
05. (05) Young M.A. – “OOOUUU”
06. (06) Amine – “Caroline”
07. (13) Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
08. (07) Lil Uzi Vert – “You Was Right”
09. (08) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
10. (14) Dae Dae – “Spend It”

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