On the charts: Week ending 02/05

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (02/20 issue).

Hot 100
01. (–) ZAYN – “Pillowtalk”
02. (01) Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
03. (02) Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
04. (03) twenty one pilots – “Stressed Out”
05. (04) Adele – “Hello”
06. (–) Drake – “Summer Sixteen”
07. (09) Rihanna – “Work” ft. Drake
08. (05) Flo Rida – “In My House”
09. (06) The Chainsmokers – “Roses” ft. ROZES
10. (12) G-Eazy x Bebe Rexha – “Me, Myself & I”

Ex-OneDirection member Zayn Malik (now ZAYN) brings a big shake up to the chart with the #1 debut of his debut single “Pillowtalk.” Released last week along with its music video, starring model Gigi Hadid, the song shot up to #1 on the Digital Songs chart (267,000 downloads sold) and on Streaming Songs (22.3 million streams). The performance of “Pillowtalk” also bests that of any OneDirection single to date: the boyband has, in fact,  never reached #1 with any of their songs.

Another debut at #6, Drake’s new single “Summer Sixteen” from the upcoming Views From the 6 album. The song sold 215,000 downloads, which make up most of its chart points since it’s only available for streaming on the Apple Music service.

As a reminder, Billboard introduced a slight change in its Hot 100 methodology last week to weigh digital sales more than streaming. This new tweak to the formula is supposed to bring more balance, due to the big increase in streaming activity as opposed to the decrease in digital sales over the past year or so, which is going to influence the performance of many songs and artists on the charts.

Elsewhere on the Hot 100, the release of the colorful Indian-styled music video for Coldplay’s “Hymn For the Weekend,” featuring Beyoncé, leads to the song’s debut at #68. The song could see a nice jump next week due to increased activity for both acts following their performance at the 50th SuperBowl Halftime Show on Sunday.

Billboard 200
01. (27) Rihanna – ANTI
02. (–) Kevin Gates – Islah
03. (01) Adele – 25 
04. (–) Sia – This Is Acting
05. (02) Justin Bieber – Purpose 
06. (–) Charlie Puth – Nine Track Mind
07. (04) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
08. (07) Chris Stapleton – Traveller
09. (10) Bryson Tiller – T R A P S O U L 
10. (12) G-Eazy – When It’s Dark Out

The confusing rollout for Rihanna’s ANTI led to its debut on the chart at #27 with 460 copies sold and about 15,000 streams of the current single “Work” on TIDAL. This week the album climbs to #1 with 124,000 copies sold through digital retailers in a full week of availability. ANTI is Rihanna’s first album since 2012 and and while it’s her second #1 album, the first week sum is her lowest since the release of her first record in 2005. The album got a physical release to retailers on Friday, but it’s not likely that this will assure a strong week.

Sia’s This Is Acting debuts at #4 with 68,000 copies sold. The album, made up of songs Sia wrote for other artists which were rejected, does not match the #1 debut of last year’s 1000 Forms of Fear, but bests its sales total for the first week (52,000).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Tory Lanez – “Say It” (*3 weeks*)
02. (02) Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
03. (03) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
04. (04) Yo Gotti – “Down in the DM”
05. (06) Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
06. (05) Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
07. (09) Jeremih – “oui”
08. (07) J. Cole – “No Role Modelz”
09. (12) Young Thug – “Best Friend”
10. (08) Big Sean – “Play No Games” ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign

The top debut at #43 this week is Drake’s “Summer Sixteen.”

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