On the charts: Week ending 09/18

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

Hot 100
01. (02) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
02. (03) Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”
03. (01) The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face”
04. (04) Silento – “Watch Me”
05. (07) Selena Gomez – “Good For You” ft. A$AP Rocky
06. (09) R. City – “Locked Away” ft. Adam Levine
07. (08) Fetty Wap – “679” ft. Remy Boyz
08. (05) OMI – “Cheerleader”
09. (16) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
10. (06) Major Lazer & Dj Snake – “Lean On” ft. MØ”

The Weeknd replaces himself at #1 as “The Hills” gets a streaming boost and ascends to the top of the Hot 100. The Weeknd is the first act to post consecutive #1s since Taylor Swift did it at the beginning of 2015 and the first male act to do it since 2008.

Drake reaches the top 10 with “Hotling Bling.” The track is climbing fast at radio and in streaming and was #3 on Hot Digital Songs this week. It could move up even further on the next chart issue now that it’s #1 on iTunes.

Billboard 200
01. (01) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness (*3 weeks*)
02. (–) Bring Me the Horizon – That’s the Spirit
03. (–) Brett Eldredge – Illinois
04. (–) Slayer – Repentless
05. (07) Taylor Swift – 1989 
06. (06) Luke Bryan – Kill the Lights 
07. (02) Five Finger Death Punch – Got Your Six 
08. (02) Gary Clark Jr. – The Story of Sonny Boy Slim
09. (09) Ed Sheeran – X 
10. (–) Duran Duran – Paper Gods

Streaming keeps The Weeknd at #1 for a 3rd week. Beauty Behind the Madness sold 48,000 copies this week, bringing its total closer to Gold status.

Duran Duran return to the Billboard 200 after 22 years with their latest album, Paper Gods, their 6th top 10 album overall with 24,000 copies sold in its first week.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (06) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
02. (02) Jeremih – “Planes” ft. J. Cole
03. (05) Fetty Wap – “679” ft. Remy Boyz
04. (01) Meek Mill – “All Eyes on You” ft. Chris Brown & Nicki Minaj
05. (04) Rich Homie Quan – “Flex (Ooh Ooh Ooh)”
06. (03) Fetty Wap – “My Way” ft. Monty
07. (07) The Weeknd – “Earned It (Fifty Shades of Grey)”
08. (10) K Camp – “Comfortable”
09. (16) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
10. (09) Rihanna – “Bitch Better Have My Money”

“The Hills” also dominates R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with a 6-1 jump. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” enters the top 10 and is once again the Greatest Gainer of the week.

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