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Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 25) for a third total week. Meanwhile, Lady Gaga blasts back onto the chart with a record-tying No. 4 re-entry for "Million Reasons" (which had previously peaked at No. 52) after she performed the song during her Super Bowl LI halftime show (Feb. 5).
Migos' "Bad and Boujee," featuring Lil Uzi Vert, stays at No. 2 on the Hot 100 after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. Still, the track tops the Streaming Songs chart for a seventh week with 47.3 million U.S. streams (down 6 percent). It also leads the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Streaming Songs chart for a seventh week (19.7 million on-demand clicks, down 15 percent).
Zayn and Taylor Swift's "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)" remains at its No. 3 peak on the Hot 100. It falls to No. 3 after a second (nonconsecutive) week atop Digital Song Sales, down 20 percent to 109,000, despite a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price; a week earlier, it surged by 124 percent to 137,000 sold following the Jan. 26 premiere of its official video. The collab backtracks 3-4 on Streaming Songs (22.8 million, down 12 percent) but hits the top five on Radio Songs (7-5; 98 million, up 10 percent), becoming Swift's ninth Radio Songs top five and Zayn's second.
Lady Gaga's "Million Reasons" vaults back onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 after she performed the Joanne track as part of her Super Bowl halftime show. The ballad makes a revival similar to that of the New England Patriots, who erased a 28-3 deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in the game. In fact, just as the Patriots staged the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history (covering 51 games), Gaga makes a record return on the Hot 100, tying two other songs for the highest re-entry in the chart's 58-year archives.
As his new album I Decided. debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, marking his second leading set, Big Sean notches his third Hot 100 top 10, and ties for his highest-peaking hit, as the album's "Bounce Back" blasts 15-6. It jumps 8-3 on Streaming Songs (25.8 million, up 31 percent) and 28-21 on Radio Songs (48 million, up 15 percent) and gains by 6 percent to 24,000 sold, despite a 26-31 drop on Digital Song Sales. The Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, slip 5-7 on the Hot 100, after spending 12 weeks at No. 1. It extends its record for the most weeks logged in the top 10 from a title's debut, having totaled all 28 of its weeks on the chart in the top 10 since its bow at No. 9 on Aug. 20. It leads the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a 26th week, tying for the most weeks logged at No. 1 since the chart began in January 2013: Avicii's "Wake Me Up" also ruled for 26 weeks in 2013-14.
Alessia Cara's "Scars to Your Beautiful" rises 10-8 on the Hot 100, its best rank so far. After she performed it on NBC's Saturday Night Live Feb. 4, the song gains by 19 percent to 27,000 sold.
Maroon 5's "Don't Wanna Know," featuring Kendrick Lamar, falls to No. 9 on the Hot 100 from its No. 6 highpoint. It also departs the Radio Songs summit after eight weeks on top (1-2; 118 million, down 8 percent), remaining tied with 2012's "One More Night" for the group's longest-leading Radio Songs No. 1. (Last week, Interscope Records announced that "Don't" follow-up "Cold," featuring Future, will arrive just after midnight tonight.)
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, more Chainsmokers: "Closer" follow-up "Paris" returns to the region (11-10), following its No. 7 debut, and peak so far, three weeks earlier. It descends 6-10 on Digital Song Sales (39,000, down 4 percent) but rebounds 11-10 on Streaming Songs (16.9 million, down 1 percent) and keeps gaining on Radio Songs (19-17; 59 million, up 3 percent).