Ariana Grande’s ‘7 Rings’ Spends Second Week Atop Billboard Hot 100, J. Cole’s ‘Middle Child’ Charges to Top Five

Cole reaches his highest profession Hot 100 rank, rocketing 26-Four.

Ariana Grande's "7 Rings" tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week, main the listing dated Feb. 9, after debuting at No. 1 every week earlier. The track launched as Grande's second Hot 100 No. 1, and second to start out on the summit, following "Thank U, Next," which debuted atop the chart in November and led for seven complete weeks.

Meanwhile, J. Cole collects a brand new career-best placement on the Hot 100, as his "Middle Child" soars from its No. 26 debut every week in the past to No. Four, following its first full week availability.

Let's run down the highest 10 the Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital gross sales knowledge. All charts will replace on tomorrow (Feb. 5).

"Rings," launched on Republic Records, spends a second week as each the week's most-streamed and top-selling track, regardless of second-week declines. Conversely, the track surges in airplay.

"Rings" guidelines the Streaming Songs chart for a second body, with 63.2 million U.S. streams, down 26 %, within the week ending Jan. 31, based on Nielsen Music. Every week earlier, following the Jan. 18 premiere the track and its ficial video, "Rings" drew 85.three million, the second-biggest streaming week for a track by a feminine artist, after Grande's personal "Next" (93.Eight million, Dec. 15).

"Rings" additionally tops the Digital Song Sales chart for a second week, with 39,000 downloads bought, down 59 %, within the week ending Jan. 31.

On Radio Songs, "Rings" roars 39-19, up 53 % to 41.9 million viewers impressions within the week ending Feb. three. On the Pop Songs airplay chart, "Rings" reaches the highest 10 (21-10) in simply its third week, marking the quickest flight to the tier since Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do" did so in its record-tying second body in September 2017. Grande tops her earlier quickest climb to the Pop Songs prime 10: 5 weeks every for "Problem," that includes Iggy Azalea, in 2014 and "Next" in November-December.

"Rings" is the radio follow-up to "Next," and follows the monitor "Imagine," which debuted and peaked at No. 24 on the Hot 100 (Dec. 29). All three songs are from Grande's forthcoming album, Thank U, Next, the follow-up to Sweetener, which bowed as her third Billboard 200 No. 1 in September.

(Now with six Super Bowl wins, might "7 Rings" function the New England Patriots' motivational track subsequent season? Actually, "Thank U, Next," might too.)

Halsey's "Without Me" retains at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after tallying two weeks on prime and Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" holds at No. three after every week on the summit, because it leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a fifth week every.

J. Cole vaults 26-Four on the Hot 100 with "Middle Child," notching a brand new career-best rank. Following its Jan. 23 launch, the monitor blasts 17-2 on Streaming Songs (54.Four million) and 12-5 on Digital Song Sales (24,000). It additionally drew Eight.Four million in radio attain within the monitoring week.

In the track, Cole shouts-out different outstanding rappers, together with 21 Savage, JAY-Z and Kodak Black.

Highlights for the ascent "Child" embrace:

Cole's greatest Hot 100 rank: Cole tallies his highest-charting, and fifth complete, Hot 100 prime 10, in addition to his first prime 5 hit. He first reached the highest 10 when "Deja Vu" debuted and peaked at No. 7 on Dec. 31, 2016, and added his subsequent three all on May 5, 2018, when "ATM," "Kevin's Heart" and "KOD" debuted (and peaked) at Nos. 6, Eight and 10, respectively, as his most up-to-date album, KOD, opened as his fifth Billboard 200 No. 1.

That week, Cole set a Hot 100 report, changing into the primary artist to debut as many as three songs within the prime 10 concurrently. Drake eclipsed the mark two months later, when he launched 4 songs from his album Scorpion within the prime 10.

Ooh, "baby": Cole's new hit turns into the highest-charting single within the Hot 100's 60-year historical past with the phrase "center" in its title. It passes two No. 5-peaking songs titled "The Middle": by Jimmy Eat World (2002) and Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey (2018).

Plus, Cole's "Child" is the eighth track to achieve the Hot 100's prime 5 with "baby" (or a variation the phrase) in its title. Three hit No. 1: "Love Child" by Diana Ross & The Supremes (1968); "Hot Child within the City" by Nick Gilder (1978); and "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses (1988). The different such prime 5 hits: the double-sided single "Superstar"/"Bless the Beasts and Children" by the Carpenters (No. 2, 1971); "When the Children Cry" by White Lion (which reached its No. three excessive precisely 30 years in the past immediately, on Feb. Four, 1989); "Mother and Child Reunion" by Paul Simon (No. Four, 1972); and the double-sided "Scream"/"Childhood" by Michael and Janet Jackson (No. 5, 1995).

Rounding out the latest Hot 100's prime 5, Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" is regular at No. 5 after spending one week at No. 1. Grande's "Next" falls Four-6 and Panic! on the Disco's "High Hopes" dips 6-7 after reaching No. Four. "Hopes" tops Hot Rock Songs for a 14th week and Radio Songs for an 11th body (117.9 million, down Four %).

Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" retreats 7-Eight on the Hot 100, after hitting No. three, because it leads Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 20th week, changing into the sixth track to achieve the milestone because the latter listing launched in January 2013; Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's "The Middle" leads with 33 weeks at No. 1 final yr.

Post Malone's "Wow." descends to No. 9 from its No. Eight Hot 100 excessive, and Super Bowl LIII halftime present performers Maroon 5 slip 9-10 with their former seven-week No. 1 "Girls Like You," that includes Cardi B. "Girls" logs a 32nd week within the prime 10, tying for the second-longest prime 10 run within the chart's archives:

Most weeks in Hot 100's prime 10
33, "Shape You," Ed Sheeran, 2017
32, "Girls Like You," Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 2018-19
32, "Closer," The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17
32, "How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98

The highlight Maroon 5's efficiency on the Super Bowl ought to spark good points for "Girls" within the present streaming and gross sales monitoring week (Feb. 1-7), additional serving to its probabilities to tie Sheeran's report 33-week keep within the Hot 100's prime 10 with "Shape You" in 2017.

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