On the charts: Week ending 02/19

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (03/05 issue).

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

Rihanna and Drake top the chart with their new collaboration “Work.” This is the second time they score a #1 hit together, the first was “What’s My Name?” in 2010.

Billboard 200
01. (02) Adele – 25 (*9 weeks*)
02. (05) Justin Bieber – Purpose 
03. (03) Rihanna – ANTI
04. (–) Joey+Rory – Hymns
05. (11) Chris Stapleton – Traveller
06. (12) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness 
07. (09) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
08. (20) Taylor Swift – 1989
09. (07) Various Artists – Now 57
10. (01) Future – EVOL 

With a rather tepid post-Grammy boost, Adele’s 25 returns to #1 for its 9th non-consecutive week selling 125,000 (up 23%). The bigger benefitters from the award ceremony are certainly Chris Stapleton, The Weeknd and the winner of the Album of the Year award, Taylor Swift. The three of them return to the top 10 with their respective albums, with an average increase in sales by 74%.

The only debut in the top 10 this week is Hymns, by the Country duo Joey+Rory, which starts its run at #4 with 68,000 copies sold.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (02) Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
02. (01) Tory Lanez – “Say It”
03. (03) Chris Brown – “Back to Sleep”
04. (07) Rihanna – “Work” ft. Drake
05. (04) Yo Gotti – “Down in the DM”
06. (06) Jeremih – “oui”
07. (05) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
08. (11) Beyoncé – “Formation”
09. (08) Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
10. (10) Young Thug – “Best Friend”

Bryson Tiller scores his first #1 on the chart with the top 20 Hot 100 hit “Don’t.” The song is the most played on Urban stations across the US and has started to make a dent on Adult R&B radio as well.

Beyoncé enters the top 10 in just her second week at #8 with “Formation,” which continues its fast climb to the upper regions of the Urban and Rhythmic charts.

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