On the charts: Week ending 12/04

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (12/19 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Adele – “Hello” (*6 weeks*)
02. (02) Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
03. (03) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
04. (04) Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”
05. (05) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
06. (06) Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
07. (07) Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
08. (10) Alessia Cara – “Here”
09. (08) Meghan Trainor – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” ft. John Legend
10. (11) Selena Gomez – “Same Old Love”

As Adele continues her Hot 100 reign, the upper portion of the top 10 remains static. Selena Gomez’s “Same Old Love” is this week’s new addition as it climbs one spot to #10.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” makes its first visit on the chart at #26. The track has already reached a higher position than last year (#35). Will it reach a new peak and become yet another top 20 hit this year for the Queen of Christmas?

Billboard 200
01. (01) Adele – 25 (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Justin Bieber – Purpose
03. (06) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me
04. (03) One Direction – Made in the A.M. 
05. (11) Taylor Swift – 1989
06. (05) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness 
07. (14) Carrie Underwood – Storyteller
08. (10) Fetty Wap – Fetty Wap
09. (28) Michael Bublé – Christmas
10. (12) Various Artists – Now 56

Adele’s 25 adds 1.11 million more copies to its tally in the second week. It is now the first album in the history of SoundScan to sell more than a million copies in two consecutive weeks.

Pentatonix and Michael Bublé bring their Christmas cheer in the top 10, holding their own among some titles benefitting from Black Friday discounts at digital or physiscal retailers such as Carrie Underwood’s Storyteller or Taylor Swift’s 1989, both returning to the top 10.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Hotline Bling” (*9 weeks*)
02. (05) Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
03. (02) Future – “Where Ya At” ft. Drake
04. (03) Tory Lanez – “Say It”
05. (07)  Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
06. (04) Travi$ Scott – “Antidote”
07. (11) J. Cole – “No Role Modelz”
08. (08) Post Malone – “White Iverson”
09. (09) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
10. (06) Fetty Wap – “679” ft. Remy Boyz

Drake occupies the entire top 3. J. Cole earns a new top 10 hit from his 2014 Forest Hill Drive album: all of his singles have now reached the top 10 on the chart.

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