11/20/17: Hot100 Preview: Post Malone #1, Camila #2, Eminem & Beyonce #14


Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Dec. 2) for a sixth week. The song fends off Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, which holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high and takes over at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart.

Meanwhile, Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” charges from No. 12 to No. 3 on the Hot 100 and Imagine Dragons notch their first Radio Songs chart No. 1 with “Thunder,” which lifts 5-4 on the Hot 100.

As we do every Monday, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends all-genre streaming, airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 21).

“Rockstar,” released on Republic Records, tallies a seventh (nonconsecutive) week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 49.2 million U.S. streams (up 13 percent), in the week ending Nov. 16, according to Nielsen Music. It holds at No. 5 on Digital Song Sales, which it led for a week, with 53,000 downloads sold (up 13 percent) in the week ending Nov. 16 and surges 10-5 on Radio Songs with 81 million in all-format audience (up 5 percent) in the week ending Nov. 19.

Weekly “Rock” chart update: With a sixth week atop the Hot 100, “Rockstar” ties LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem,” featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock (six weeks, 2011), for the second-most weeks on top among No. 1s with “rock” in their titles. It’s now one week from matching Joan Jett & the Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock & Roll” (seven weeks, 1982).

“Rockstar” concurrently leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a sixth week each.

Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” featuring Young Thug, holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100 and becomes each artist’s first No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart (4-1; 75,000, up 31 percent, boosted by a new remix with Daddy Yankee that accounted for 11 percent of the song’s sales in the tracking week). Cabello had previously peaked as high as No. 3 on Digital Song Sales with “Bad Things,” with Machine Gun Kelly, in February. As a member of Fifth Harmony (whom she departed nearly a year ago), she hit a No. 4 high on the sales list with the group’s “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, in 2016.

“Havana” vaults 9-3 on Radio Songs (87 million, up 17 percent) and rises 4-3 on Streaming Songs (33.4 million, up 1 percent), while winning the Hot 100’s top digital sales and airplay gainer awards (marking the second straight week that it’s earned the latter nod).

Lil Pump’s “Gucci Gang” blasts back to the Hot 100’s top 10 at a new high (12-3, besting its prior No. 7 peak), powered most heavily by its 3-2 gain on Streaming Songs (45 million, up 34 percent, good for the Hot 100’s top streaming gainer ribbon). Helping drive the increase: continued momentum of the song’s official video, which premiered Oct. 23, and the track’s usage in user-generated viral videos. The track also flies 40-18 on Digital Song Sales (18,000, up 45 percent).

Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder” rolls from No. 5 to a new No. 4 Hot 100 high and concurrently crowns Radio Songs (2-1; 115 million, up 9 percent), where it’s the band’s first No. 1. The act previously peaked as high as No. 2 on Radio Songs with “Radioactive” in 2013. Also notably, “Thunder” succeeds Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” atop Radio Songs (after five weeks at No. 1), marking the first time that two rock songs have led the list consecutively in five years, since fun.'s “We Are Young,” featuring Janelle Monae, and then Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” each of which led for six weeks in 2012.

“Thunder,” which Imagine Dragons performed on the American Music Awards last night (Nov. 19) in a medley with Khalid’s “Young Dumb & Broke,” retreats 3-4 on Digital Song Sales (56,000, down 5 percent) and lifts 23-20 on Streaming Songs (17.1 million, up 3 percent). As previously reported, the track becomes Imagine Dragons’ second No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, following “Demons” in 2013. On the Hot Rock Songs chart, “Thunder” leads for a third week.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Cardi B’s former three-week Hot 100 No. 1 "Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)" descends 3-5.

Sam Smith’s “Too Good at Goodbyes” dips to No. 6 from its No. 4 Hot 100 peak. Still, the ballad bumps 11-9 on Radio Songs (73 million, up 4 percent), where it’s Smith’s fourth top 10, following Disclosure’s “Latch,” on which he’s featured (No. 4, 2014), and his own “Stay With Me” (No. 1, six weeks, 2014) and “I’m Not the Only One” (No. 2, 2015).

Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” pushes to a new Hot 100 high (8-7) and, like Smith’s current hit, reaches the Radio Songs top 10 (17-10; 73 million, up 16 percent). Sheeran scores his seventh Radio Songs top 10 and the third from his album ÷, following “Shape of You” (12 weeks at No. 1) and “Castle on the Hill” (No. 10).

Logic’s “1-800-273-8255,” featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid, drops 6-8 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 3; Portugal. The Man’s “Feel It Still” slides 7-9, after hitting No. 4 (the band also performed the song on the AMAs last night); and J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente,” featuring Beyonce, keeps at No. 10, after rising to No. 3, while leading Hot Latin Songs for a seventh week.

Speaking of Beyonce, she debuts on the Hot 100 as featured on Eminem’s “Walk on Water,” the chart’s highest arrival this week at No. 14. The rap ballad opens on Digital Song Sales at No. 2 (64,000) and Streaming Songs at No. 15 (18.3 million). Coincidentally, the song is Eminem and Beyonce’s 57th Hot 100 entry each, tying them with Madonna and The Rolling Stones for 19th place among all acts for the most appearances since the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception.

Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column and by listening (and subscribing) to Billboard’s Chart Beat Podcast and Pop Shop Podcast. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 21), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.

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