This week’s Hot 100 belongs to hip-hop star Rod Wave, who lists 14 different cuts … although most of his current wins appear in the bottom half of the list. Looking upwards, names like Lil Nas X, The Weeknd, and even BTS are gaining the most attention, some with new hits and others with tracks that just aren’t going to stop.
Here’s a look at five of the biggest moves on this week’s Hot 100 Singles Chart.
# 1 – Lil Nas X – “Montero (Call me by your name)”
Thanks in no small part to a must-see music video that got the whole world talking (both good and bad) for over a week, Lil Nas X sees his latest single “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” not only reaching No. 1 on the Hot 100, but debut there. The track is now the second top of the multi-genre musician’s charts and his first immediate ruler.
The Cup was a good seller (it opened at # 2 in the digital song sales chart), but it was the feeds that pushed it to the top. Between streaming platforms like Spotify and Apple Music and YouTube, which played a huge role in the song’s success, the track racked up over 50 million plays and views, a huge sum for any release.
“Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” is the second single from Montero, Lil Nas X’s next debut album, which will arrive this summer at some point.
N ° 8 – The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
With each passing week, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” continue to make history in new and exciting ways. From that framework, the pop / R & B hybrid now stands as the oldest top 10, top 20 and top 40 of all time. It’s also on par with the fourth weeks spent on the Hot 100, and since it still lives at the top of the chart, that will surely add to that sum in the images to come.
N ° 11 – Rod Wave – “Tombstone”
Like his new album SoulFly Coming to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, Rod Wave also invades the Hot 100 with songs from the set. 14 tracks from the project appeared on the full roster, with just three appearing in the top 40. Most of Wave’s placements are new to the tally, although a few singles are gaining ground, including “Tombstone,” which jumps from the top. No.82 to No.11, almost becoming the musician’s first top 10.
N ° 30 – BTS – “Dynamite”
Down just four spots from last week, BTS’s “Dynamite” is making history just by hanging on once again. The septet’s disco-tinged pop tune is now the song of a South Korean musical act with the most weeks spent on the Hot 100, as it now finds room somewhere on the roster for 32 images. The track debuted at No.1 and has grown slowly since then, although it doesn’t climb slightly on occasion thanks to impressive sales.
“Dynamite” takes on this specific record of “Gangnam Style” by Psy, which spent 31 weeks on the Hot 100 almost ten years ago.
No. 51 – Taylor Swift – “You All Over Me (ft. Maren Morris)”
Taylor Swift’s new (well, kind of new) album Without fear (Taylor version) is out now, and it was preceded by two singles: “Love Story (Taylor’s Version)” and an unreleased track “You All Over Me”, which gives Maren Morris an acting number.
The latter title opens in 51st place on the Hot 100 this week, giving Morris its tenth place in the standings and Swift its 130th. The single helps Swift deepen her role as a female artist with the 100 hottest hits of all time.