Drake's "In My Feelings" scores a sixth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Aug. 25).
Overall, the superstar tops the Hot 100 for a 25th week in 2018, thanks to his three No. 1s this year, moving closer to Usher's record for the most time in top in a single year: 28 weeks in 2004.
Let's run down the top 10 on the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 21).
As it leads the Hot 100 for a sixth week, "Feelings," released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, likewise posts a sixth frame at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with 71 million U.S. streams, down 24 percent, in the week ending Aug. 16, according to Nielsen Music. The song set the weekly streaming record on the chart dated July 28 with 116.2 million. It was first driven by the viral "In My Feelings" challenge, while its official video premiered Aug. 2.
"Feelings" also spends a sixth week atop the Digital Song Sales chart (38,000 downloads sold, down 33 percent, in the week ending Aug. 16). On Radio Songs, the track keeps at its No. 3 high with 109 million audience impressions, essentially even week-over-week, in the week ending Aug. 19.
Drake has now led the Hot 100 for 25 weeks in 2018, as prior to "Feelings," "Nice for What" notched eight weeks at No. 1 beginning April 21, directly succeeding "God's Plan" after 11 weeks on top (with all songs from his album Scorpion). Here is a look at the acts to spend the most time at No. 1 in any January-December period in the Hot 100's 60-year history; Drake boasts the third- and fourth-best totals:
28 weeks, Usher, 2004
26 weeks, The Black Eyed Peas, 2009
25 weeks, Drake, 2018
19 weeks, Drake, 2016
19 weeks, Puff Daddy, 1997
18 weeks, Monica, 1998
18 weeks, The Beatles, 1964
17 weeks, Justin Bieber, 2017
17 weeks, Beyonce, 2003
17 weeks, Nelly, 2002
17 weeks, Boyz II Men, 1994
Maroon 5's "Girls Like You," featuring Cardi B, ranks at its No. 2 Hot 100 high for a second week, while ruling Radio Songs for a third week (129.7 million, down 1 percent). It dips 2-3 on Digital Song Sales (33,000, down 15 percent) and rebounds 7-6 on Streaming Songs (29.3 million, down 5 percent).
Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin's "I Like It" holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100; 6ix9ine's "FEFE," featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz, rises 5-4 after reaching No. 3; Post Malone's "Better Now" returns to its No. 5 peak from No. 6; and, Juice WRLD's No. 3-peaking "Lucid Dreams" rises 7-6.
After debuting a week earlier at No. 4 on the Hot 100, Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode" slips to No. 7, while parent album Astroworld logs a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Tyga's "Taste," featuring Offset, ascends 9-8 for a new peak; Ella Mai's No. 5-peaking "Boo'd Up" rises 10-9, while topping the Hot R&B Songs chart for a 12th week; and DJ Khaled's "No Brainer," featuring Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo, returns to the region (11-10), after debuting at No. 5 two weeks earlier. The collab climbs 20-14 on Radio Songs, up 12 percent to 52.6 million in audience.