On the charts: Week ending 12/09

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (12/24 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) Rae Sremmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*5 weeks*)
02. (02) The Weeknd – “Starboy” ft. Daft Punk
03. (03) The Chainsmokers – “Closer” ft. Halsey
04. (05) Bruno Mars – “24K Magic”
05. (04) Ariana Grande – “Side to Side” ft. Nicki Minaj
06. (06) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – “Juju on the Beat (TZ Anthem)”
07. (08) Maroon 5 – “Don’t Wanna Know” ft. Kendrick Lamar
08. (07) DJ Snake – “Let Me Love You” ft. Justin Bieber
09. (09) twenty one pilots – “Heathens”
10. (07) Machine Gun Kelly – “Bad Things” ft. Cabello

While slowing down in sales and streaming, “Black Beatles” still retains the #1 spot for a 5th week. New in the top 10 this week is “Bad Things” by Machine Gun Kelly and Cabello, aided by the release of the music video and a performance on The Tonight Show.

Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You” advances 6 spots into the top 20 this week, at #17.

Billboard 200
01. (–) Various Artists – The Hamilton Mixtape
02. (01) The Weeknd – Starboy 
03. (02) Pentatonix – A Pentatonix Christmas 
04. (–) The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome
05. (–) Childish Gambino – Awaken! My Love
06. (04) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
07. (05) Various Artists – Moana Soundtrack
08. (07) Pentatonix – That’s Christmas to Me
09. (–) Grace VanderWaal – Perfectly Imperfect EP
10. (–) Kane Brown – Kane Brown

The Hamilton Mixtape debuts at #1 with 169,000 in sales. The album consists of revisited interpretations of the songs from the successful Broadway musical by contemporary R&B artists (for the most part). The original soundtrack for the show has peaked at #3 and has spent over a year on the Billboard 200.

The Rolling Stones debut at #4 with Blue & Lonesome, their 37th top 10 album (120,000 sold). Childish Gambino’s Awaken! My Love starts with a #5 debut and 72,000 copies sold.

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) Rae Sreemmurd – “Black Beatles” ft. Gucci Mane (*4 weeks*)
02. (03) PARTYNEXTDOOR – “Come And See Me” ft. Drake
03. (02) Young M.A. – “OOOUUU”
04. (15) Drake – “Fake Love”
05. (06) Mary J. Blige – “Thick of It”
06. (05) Rihanna – “Needed Me”
07. (10) DJ Luke Nasty – “OTW”
08. (07) DJ Khaled – “Do You Mind” ft. Nicki Minaj, Chris Brown & August Alsina
09. (04) Chance The Rapper – “No Problem” ft. Lil Wayne & 2 Chainz
10. (08) D.R.A.M. – “Broccoli”

Drake makes a huge jump into the top 5 with “Fake Love.” Beyoncé’s new single “All Night” debuts this week at #50.

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