On the charts: Week ending 08/19

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (09/03 issue).

Hot 100
01. (06) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
02. (01) Sia – “Cheap Thrills” ft. Sean Paul
03. (02) Major Lazer – “Cold Water” ft. Justin Bieber & MØ
04. (04) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
05. (03) Calvin Harris – “This Is What You Came For” ft. Rihanna
06. (06) twenty one pilots – “Ride”
07. (05) Drake – “One Dance” ft. Wizkid & Kyla
08. (08) The Chainsmokers – “Don’t Let Me Down” ft. Daya
09. (09) Justin Timberlake – “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
10. (11) Adele – “Send My Love (To Your New Lover)”

The Chainsmokers and Halsey climb all the way to #1 this week with “Closer.” The track is a fast gainer at radio, while its sales and streaming hold well beyond its debut.

The rest of the top 10 doesn’t see any particular shake-ups, aside from Adele returning to #10.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Soundtrack – Suicide Squad: The Album (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Drake – VIEWS
03. (–) PARTYNEXTDOOR – PARTYNEXTDOOR 3 (P3)
04. (–) Justin Moore – Kinda Don’t Care
05. (06) twenty one pilots – Blurryface
06. (07) DJ Khaled – Major Key
07. (–) Rae Sremmurd – Sremmlife 2
08. (10) Adele – 25 
09. (09) Rihanna – ANTI
10. (05) Various Artists – Now 59

Suicide Squad Soundtrack holds at #1 for a second week. The score sold 50,000 copies and is the first soundtrack to spend its first two weeks at #1 since Glee: The Music, Volume 3 in 2010.

The top 10 hosts two debuts this week: the first is Justin Moore’s Kinda Don’t Care at #4 (37,000 sold) and the other is Rae Sremmurd’s 2nd album, Sremmlife 2, which debuts at #7 (14,000 in album sales) and fails to match the #5 peak of their debut as well as its first week figures (34,000).

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Controlla” (*3 weeks*)
02. (02) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
03. (04) DJ Khaled – “For Free” ft. Drake
04. (03) Drake – “One Dance” ft. Wizkid & Kyla
05. (06) Usher – “No Limit” ft. Young Thug
06. (05) Beyoncé – “Sorry”
07. (08) Tory Lanez – “Luv”
08. (07) Dae Dae – “Wat U Mean (Aye, Aye, Aye)
09. (09) DJ Khaled – “I Got the Keys” ft. Jay Z & Future
10. (11) Ro James – “Permission”

Drake keeps the #1 spot for a 3rd week, while Ro James returns to the top 10 with his Urban and Urban Adult hit “Permission.”

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