On the charts: Week ending 08/17

This week’s top 10 songs and albums on the Billboard charts (08/30 issue).

Hot 100
01. (01) MAGIC! – “Rude” (*6 weeks*)
02. (04) Meghan Trainor – “All About That Bass”
03. (02) Sam Smith – “Stay With Me”
04. (18) Ariana Grande – “Break Free” ft. Zedd
05. (03) Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” ft. Charli XCX
06. (05) Nico & Vinz – “Am I Wrong”
07. (06) Ariana Grande – “Problem” ft. Iggy Azalea
08. (15) Iggy Azalea – “Black Widow” ft, Rita Ora
09. (08) Sia – “Chandelier”
10. (09) Jessie J – “Bang Bang” ft. Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj

Thanks to the premiere of the music video for “Black Widow” Rita Ora gets her first top 10 hit in the US. The song will be performed at the MTV VMAs on Sunday, so it’s likely it will get higher than #8.
Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off”, which was released this week, is expected to debut at #1 next week, shaking up the top of the chart.

Billboard 200
01. (01) Soundtrack – Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol.1 (*2 weeks*)
02. (02) Various Artists – Now 51
03. (08) Soundtrack – Frozen
04. (–) The Gaslight Anthem – Don’t Get Hurt
05. (–) Troye Sivan – TRXYE (EP)
06. (05) 5 Seconds of Summer – 5 Seconds of Summer
07. (09) Sam Smith – In The Lonely Hour
08. (03) Godsmack – 1000HP
09. (06) Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Hypnotic Eye
10. (12) Luke Bryan – Crash My Party

Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay
01. (01) ScHoolboy Q – “Studio” ft. BJ The Chicago Kid (*3 weeks*)
02. (06) Jeremih – “Don’t Tell ‘Em” ft. YG
03. (02) Lil Wayne – “Believe Me” ft. Drake
04. (03) Chris Brown – “Loyal” ft. Lil Wayne & Tyga
05. (04) Iggy Azalea – “Fancy” ft. Charli XCX
06. (07) Tinashe – “2 On” ft. ScHoolboy Q
07. (05) Usher – “Good Kisser”
08. (08) Migos – “Fight Night”
09. (10) Rich Homie Quan – “Walk Thru” ft. Problem
10. (11) Nicki Minaj – “Pills N Potions”

This week’s debuts on the chart are the all-star collaboration “Hold You Down” credited to DJ Khaled (featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future and Jeremih) at #35 and Jagged Edge’s “Hope” at #50.
Nicki Minaj gets her first top 10 hit on the chart since 2011.

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