On the charts: Week ending 12/18

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/02 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Adele – “Hello” (*8 weeks*)
02. (02) Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
03. (03) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
04. (05) Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
05. (04) Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”
06. (06) Selena Gomez – “Same Old Love”
07. (06) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
08. (08) Alessia Cara – “Here”
09. (07) Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
10. (10) Meghan Trainor – “Like I’m Gonna Lose You” ft. John Legend

Adele’s “Hello” becomes her biggest Hot 100 hit thus far with 8 weeks spent on top of the chart since its debut.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” is officially a top 20 hit! 21 years after its release the top Holiday track in the US achieves a new Hot 100 peak, climbing to #18. The song has sold 3.1 million downloads to date.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Adele – 25 (*4 weeks*)
02. (03) Justin Bieber – Purpose 
03. (04) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me 
04. (08) One Direction – Made in the A.M. 
05. (10) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness 
06. (09) Chris Stapleton – Traveller
07. (02) Coldplay – A Head Full of Dreams
08. (11) Michael Buble – Christmas
09. (12) Taylor Swift – 1989
10. (14) Adele – 21

As Adele gets close to 6 million albums sold in 4 weeks, Justin Bieber’s Purpose becomes the 3rd million seller of the year.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Hotline Bling” (*11 weeks*)
02. (03) Tory Lanez – “Say It”
03. (02) Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
04. (04) Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
05. (05) J. Cole – “No Role Modelz”
06. (06) Travi$ Scott – “Antidote”
07. (08) Yo Gotti – “Down in the DM”
08. (09) Colonel Loud – “California” ft. T.I.; Young Dolph & Ricco Barrino
09. (07) Future – “Where Ya At” ft. Drake
10. (10) Post Malone – “White Iverson”

Drake’s hotling still blings for an 11th week. The song is still the top listened to song at Urban radio and is steady advancing at Urban Adult radio as well.

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