London,Oct10:The remixed “Mi Gente” surges 21-3. Plus, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” marks a milestone, Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder” rolls to the top 10 & Demi Lovato lifts to a new career high.
Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third week, marking a new longevity record for a hit by an unaccompanied female rapper. Plus, J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente” blasts from No. 21 to No. 3, sparked by its newly added featured artist, Beyonce; Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder” rumbles 17-7; and Demi Lovato hits a new best career rank, as “Sorry Not Sorry” rises 10-8 on the latest chart (dated Oct. 21).
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 (Oct. 10).
With three weeks at No. 1, “Bodak,” released on The KSR Group/Atlantic Records, is now the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 for a female rapper without any other billed artists. It passes the only other such leader, Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing),” which ruled for two weeks beginning with its Nov. 14, 1998, debut at No. 1.
“Bodak” dips to No. 2 after two nonconsecutive weeks atop the Streaming Songschart, with 47.6 million U.S. streams (down 1 percent) in the week ending Oct. 5, according to Nielsen Music. It drops 3-4 on Digital Song Sales with 45,000 downloads sold (down 18 percent) in the week ending Oct. 5 and becomes Cardi B’s first top 10 on Radio Songs (11-10), with 72 million all-format audience impressions (up 4 percent) in the week ending Oct. 8.
The breakthrough hit for the Bronx, New York, rapper also spends an eighth week at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and a sixth frame atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, logs a third week at No. 2 on the Hot 100, where it’s ranked in each of its first three weeks on the chart. It also inks a second week atop Streaming Songs (49.7 million, up 16 percent).
“Mi Gente” surges from No. 21 to No. 3 on the Hot 100 (after previously reaching No. 19), after the first full week of tracking for its new remix featuring Beyonce, scoring the chart’s greatest gains in sales and streaming. It rockets 34-1 on Digital Song Sales (79,000 sold, up 436 percent, with 87 percent of its sales from its new remix) and 14-5 on Streaming Songs (28.7 million, up 50 percent), while also climbing 32-29 on Radio Songs (46 million, up 18 percent).
J Balvin and William each earn their first Hot 100 top 10, while Beyonce banks her 17th (as a soloist, to go along with 10 as a member of Destiny’s Child). She had last reached the region with Lemonade track “Formation,” which spent a week at No. 10 (upon its debut) in May 2016. She notches her highest rank since “Drunk in Love,” featuring JAY-Z, peaked at No. 2 on Feb. 15, 2014.