There isn’t much movement this week at the top of the charts. Drake is number-one for the fourth week on the Billboard 200 albums chart with “Scorpion.” And he’s number-one for the third straight week on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart dated August 4 with the viral “In My Feelings.” But can Post Malone overtake him anytime soon? He climbs into the top five with “Better Now” from his latest album “Beerbongs and Bentleys.” Watch the video above to see who else made the top 10.
It might be hard for Post Malone — or anyone for that matter — to deal with Drake’s “Feelings.” Not only is it the top song in the country, it has posted the two biggest streaming weeks for any song in history. This week alone it logged 106.2 million on-demand listens, which is down 8% from the previous week when it broke the record.
Counting the previous number-one runs for “God’s Plan” (11 weeks) and “Nice for What” (8 weeks), Drake has now spent a remarkable 22 weeks at number-one this year so far, and he has been on top for 42 weeks this decade, more than any other artist.
In fact, there have only been 10 weeks this year so far when Drake wasn’t on top. “Perfect” by Ed Sheeran and Beyonce led the way for the first four weeks of the year, followed by Camila Cabello‘s “Havana” for one week. Later in the year Childish Gambino spent two weeks on top with “This is America,” and with one week apiece were Post Malone (“Psycho”), the late XXXTentacion (“Sad!”) and Cardi B (“I Like It”).
But Post Malone has taken the top spot from Drake before. His “Psycho” pushed “Nice for What” out of the top spot on June 16, though “Nice for What” took it right back the very next week. Now Post Malone’s “Better Now” has climbed two spots to number-five, a new high point for the song.
And there’s another new song in the top five. “FeFe” by 6ix9ine featuring Nicki Minaj and Murda Beatz makes its debut on the Hot 100 in the number-four spot. But they’ve all got a long way to go to catch Drake. It looks like he might stay in his “Feelings” for a while.
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