On the charts: Week ending 11/09

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (11/22 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Taylor Swift – “Shake It Off” (*4 weeks*)
02. (02) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
03. (04) Maroon 5 – “Animals”
04. (03) Tove Lo – “Habits (Stay High)”
05. (05) Jessie J – “Bang Bang” ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj
06. (08) Bobby Shmurda – “Hot Boy”
07. (24) Ariana Grande – “Love Me Harder” ft. The Weeknd
08. (10) Hozier – “Take Me to Church”
09. (06) Iggy Azalea – “Black Widow” ft. Rita Ora
10. (07) Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em” ft. YG

The release of the music video allows Ariana Grande to score a 4th top 10 hit this year with her latest single “Love Me Harder.” The song is also The Weeknd’s first top 10 hit.
Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” advances 18-13 on the chart with Airplay Gainer honors.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Taylor Swift – 1989 (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Various Artists – Now 52
03. (–) Bette Midler – It’s The Girls!
04. (05) Jason Aldean – Old Boots, New Dirt 
05. (–) Calvin Harris – Motion
06. (06) Florida Georgia Line – Anything Goes 
07. (11) Barbra Streisand – Partners
08. (14) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
09. (62) Brantley Gilbert – Just As I Am
10. (03) Sam Hunt – Montevallo

Taylor Swift sells an additional 402,000 copies in her second week, remaining at #1 and bringing her total to 1,669,000 copies sold. Her second week sum also surpasses every first week sales total of the year, the closest being Coldplay’s 383,000 debut in May.
The only top 10 debuts this week are from Bette Midler at #3, who has now placed a top 10 album in 5 consecutive decades; and Calvin Harris at #5, the DJ’s first top 10 record.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) DJ Khaled – “Hold You Down” ft. Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future & Jeremih (*3 weeks*)
02. (02) Chris Brown – “New Flame” ft. Usher & Rick Ross
03. (03) Rich Gang – “Lifestyle” ft. Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan
04. (04) Bobby Shmurda – “Hot Boy”
05. (05) I LOVE MAKONNEN – “Tuesday” ft. Drake
06. (06) T.I. – “About The Money” ft. Young Thug
07. (08) Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em” ft. YG
08. (09) ScHoolboy Q – “Studio” ft. BJ The Chicago Kid
09. (11) Disclosure – “Latch” ft. Sam Smith
10. (14) Rae Sremmurd – “No Type”

Sam Smith earns a second top 10 hit on the chart as the featured vocalist on “Latch” by Disclosure. His first was “Stay With Me” which peaked at #10 for a week not long ago and which is #1 for a 7th week on Adult R&B Airplay.
The only debuts on the chart this week are “Recognize” by PARTYNEXTDOOR (featuring Drake) at #39 and “Not For Long” by B.o.B. (featuring Trey Songz) at #42.

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