Billboard Hot 100: Post Malone is a ‘Rockstar’ at number-one, while Portugal. The Man continues to rise

Cardi B‘s run at number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 is over for now as her “Bodak Yellow” slips to number-two following a three-week run in the top spot. In her place is another relatively new rap star: Post Malone, who was in the runner-up position for the last three weeks but has ascended to first place with “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage. Watch the video above to see who else made this week’s top-10.

This is the first chart-topping single by Post Malone and 21 Savage. Post Malone previously peaked at number-eight earlier this year with “Congratulations” featuring Quavo, while 21 Savage had never been in the top 10 before, recently reaching number-12 with his 2017 single “Bank Account.” Post Malone released his debut studio album “Stoney” back on December 9, 2016, and it has since gone platinum. Grammy voting just started on October 16, so this is the perfect time for him to be reaching the height of his popularity as both “Stoney” and “Rockstar” are eligible to compete for awards.

“Rockstar” is the fifth rap song to reach the top of the Hot 100 in 2017, tying the record for the most in a single year — the last time it happened was 2006. Post Malone’s hit follows “Bad and Boujee” by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert; “Humble” by Kendrick Lamar; “I’m the One” by DJ Khaled featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne; and “Bodak Yellow.” “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd featuring Gucci Mane also topped the chart this year, but it first ascended to the top position in late 2016.

Also making moves in the top 10 is “Feel it Still” by Portugal. The Man. The rock band has been around for more than a decade, but this is actually their first charting single on the Hot 100, and now it rises a little higher, this week to number-five. Taylor Swift is back up one spot to number-four with “Look What You Made Me Do.” Also rebounding one spot to number-three is “1-800-273-8255” by Logic featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid. Meanwhile, Sam Smith re-enters the top-10 with “Too Good at Goodbyes” (climbing back up six spots to number-seven).

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