On the charts: Week ending 12/25

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (01/09 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Adele – “Hello” (*9 weeks*)
02. (02) Justin Bieber – “Sorry”
03. (04) Justin Bieber – “Love Yourself”
04. (05) Drake – “Hotline Bling”
05. (05) Justin Bieber – “What Do You Mean?”
06. (06) Selena Gomez – “Same Old Love”
07. (08) Alessia Cara – “Here”
08. (09) Shawn Mendes – “Stitches”
09. (07) The Weeknd – “The Hills”
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” climbs 18-11 this week and reaches yet another peak. The track was purchased 41,000 times in the week leading up to Christmas and ranks #8 in Streaming for the week, a new high for Mariah in general on the chart.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Adele – 25 (*5 weeks*)
02. (02) Justin Bieber – Purpose 
03. (04) Chris Brown – Royalty  
04. (03) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me 
05. (10) Various Artists – Star Wars: The Force Awakens Soundtrack  
06. (04) One Direction – Made in the A.M. 
07. (06) Chris Stapleton – Traveller 
08. (09) Taylor Swift – 1989
09. (05) The Weeknd – Beauty Behind the Madness
10. (10) Adele – 21

Adele leads the albums chart for a 5th week with an unprecedent 3rd week selling over 1 million copies, 1.16 million to be exact. The album crosses the 7 million mark in sales this week.

Chris Brown is the highest debut on the chart with Royalty. The album debuts with 162,000 in sales, his best debut week since 2011’s F.A.M.E.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Drake – “Hotline Bling” (*12 weeks*)
02. (03) Drake & Future – “Jumpman”
03. (02) Tory Lanez – “Say It”
04. (04) Bryson Tiller – “Don’t”
05. (05) J. Cole – “No Role Modelz”
06. (07) Yo Gotti – “Down in the DM”
07. (06) Travi$ Scott – “Antidote”
08. (12) Big Sean – “Play No Games” ft. Chris Brown & Ty Dolla $ign
09. (08) Colonel Loud – “California” ft. T.I.; Young Dolph & Ricco Barrino
10. (11) Fetty Wap – “Again”

Two new entries in the top 10 this week: “Play No Games” which finally reaches the upper portion of the chart thanks to continued support from Urban radio and Fetty Wap’s “Again” climbing one spot to #10.

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