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BILLBOARD HOT 100

Week ending May 22, 2021 | Tracking periods: sales/streaming — 5/7–5/13, airplay — 5/10–5/16


TW LW PP WC Artist – Song

01 02 01 10 Silk Sonic (Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak) ‒ Leave The Door Open
02 04 02 32 Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby ‒ Levitating (BIGGEST SALES GAIN)
03 03 01 08 Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon ‒ Peaches (BIGGEST AIRPLAY GAIN)
04 01 01 22 The Weeknd & Ariana Grande ‒ Save Your Tears
05 05 05 05 Doja Cat feat. SZA ‒ Kiss Me More
06 07 06 13 Masked Wolf ‒ Astronaut In The Ocean
07 06 01 05 Polo G ‒ Rapstar
08 ** 08 01 J. Cole ‒ i n t e r l u d e (HOT SHOT DEBUT)
09 08 08 23 The Kid LAROI & Miley Cyrus ‒ Without You
10 09 01 07 Lil Nas X ‒ Montero (Call Me By Your Name)

11 ** 11 01 Trippie Redd & Playboi Carti ‒ Miss The Rage
12 11 01 75 The Weeknd ‒ Blinding Lights
13 13 03 13 Lil Tjay feat. 6LACK ‒ Calling My Phone
14 12 01 14 Cardi B ‒ Up
15 16 12 17 SpotemGottem feat. Pooh Shiesty or DaBaby ‒ Beat Box
16 14 01 18 Olivia Rodrigo ‒ Drivers License
17 15 08 06 Olivia Rodrigo ‒ Deja Vu
18 19 18 10 Maroon 5 feat. Megan Thee Stallion ‒ Beautiful Mistakes
19 17 14 18 Saweetie feat. Doja Cat ‒ Best Friend
20 21 20 39 Machine Gun Kelly x blackbear ‒ My Ex's Best Friend

21 20 20 02 DJ Khaled feat. Lil Baby & Lil Durk ‒ Every Chance I Get
22 23 02 29 Luke Combs ‒ Forever After All
23 22 17 13 Giveon ‒ Heartbreak Anniversary
24 24 01 40 24kGoldn feat. iann dior ‒ Mood
25 18 15 23 Lil Baby ‒ On Me
26 25 13 19 Pooh Shiesty feat. Lil Durk ‒ Back In Blood
27 27 19 20 Gabby Barrett ‒ The Good Ones
28 26 09 36 Pop Smoke ‒ What You Know Bout Love
29 10 10 02 Billie Eilish ‒ Your Power
30 36 28 18 Eric Church ‒ Hell Of A View

31 39 31 13 Dua Lipa ‒ We're Good
32 40 32 11 Sam Hunt ‒ Breaking Up Was Easy In The 90's
33 34 33 17 Glass Animals ‒ Heat Waves
34 31 31 12 Mooski ‒ Track Star
35 32 32 12 Jake Owen ‒ Made For You
36 29 02 28 Ariana Grande Feat. Doja Cat & Megan Thee Stallion ‒ 34+35
37 37 01 29 Ariana Grande ‒ Positions
38 42 02 10 Drake feat. Lil Baby ‒ Wants And Needs
39 35 17 38 Tate McRae ‒ You Broke Me First.
40 46 39 12 Kali Uchis ‒ Telepatia

41 41 31 14 Moneybagg Yo ‒ Time Today
42 57 42 03 Moneybagg Yo ‒ Wockesha (BIGGEST STREAMING GAIN)
43 38 05 28 Bad Bunny & Jhay Cortez ‒ Dakiti
44 44 18 23 Yung Bleu feat. Drake ‒ You're Mines Still
45 33 02 27 Billie Eilish ‒ Therefore I Am
46 47 29 21 Thomas Rhett ‒ What's Your Country Song
47 50 47 17 Travis Scott & HVME ‒ Goosebumps
48 51 26 14 Coi Leray feat. Lil Durk ‒ No More Parties
49 56 49 09 Miranda Lambert ‒ Settling Down
50 55 40 10 Ariana Grande ‒ pov

51 48 18 04 Young Thug & Gunna ‒ Ski
52 45 01 10 Drake ‒ What's Next
53 ** 53 01 Coldplay ‒ Higher Power
54 49 09 20 SZA ‒ Good Days
55 64 55 11 Dylan Scott ‒ Nobody
56 ** 56 01 Lil Tecca ‒ Never Left
57 52 12 04 Young Thug & Gunna feat. Drake ‒ Solid
58 53 16 18 Doja Cat ‒ Streets
59 63 59 09 Dierks Bentley ‒ Gone
60 61 60 08 Nelly & Florida Georgia Line ‒ Lil Bit

61 66 61 07 Chris Young + Kane Brown ‒ Famous Friends
62 59 31 20 Parmalee x Blanco Brown ‒ Just The Way
63 58 11 08 Rod Wave ‒ Tombstone
64 71 64 16 Jordan Davis ‒ Almost Maybes
65 74 63 14 Dan + Shay ‒ Glad You Exist
66 65 65 14 Morray ‒ Quicksand
67 60 20 10 Justin Bieber ‒ Hold On
68 75 68 06 Imagine Dragons ‒ Follow You
69 70 62 22 Keith Urban & P!nk ‒ One Too Many
70 69 69 12 Tiesto ‒ The Business

71 87 71 03 Jason Aldean ‒ Blame It On You
72 62 35 03 Moneybagg Yo ‒ Shottas (Lala)
73 68 16 09 Rod Wave ‒ Street Runner
74 ** 74 01 P!nk ‒ All I Know So Far
75 67 67 02 Joyner Lucas & Lil Baby ‒ Ramen & OJ
76 81 75 16 Jazmine Sullivan ‒ Pick Up Your Feelings
77 82 36 20 Luke Bryan ‒ Down To One
78 89 78 05 Duncan Laurence ‒ Arcade
79 77 52 18 Brett Young ‒ Lady
80 95 80 02 Cole Swindell ‒ Single Saturday Night

81 72 49 05 Moneybagg Yo & Future ‒ Hard For The Next
82 ** 82 01 Don Toliver ‒ What You Need
83 86 53 16 Bad Bunny & Rosalia ‒ La Noche de Anoche
84 98 84 08 Pop Smoke feat. A Boogie Wit da Hoodie ‒ Hello
85 99 85 03 AJR ‒ Way Less Sad
86 93 31 15 Future & Lil Uzi Vert ‒ Drankin N Smokin
87 83 67 06 42 Dugg & Roddy Ricch ‒ 4 Da Gang
88 43 43 02 DJ Khaled feat. Post Malone, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby & DaBaby ‒ I Did It
89 76 60 03 Gera MX + Christian Nodal ‒ Botella Tras Botella
90 RE 90 03 Ryan Hurd & Maren Morris ‒ Chasing After You

91 97 91 02 Cico P ‒ Tampa
92 88 81 05 Kevin Gates ‒ Big Gangsta
93 92 69 09 Lil Durk ‒ Hellcats & Trackhawks
94 54 54 02 DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber & 21 Savage ‒ Let It Go
95 73 73 02 Thomas Rhett ‒ Country Again
96 ** 96 01 Blake Shelton ‒ Minimum Wage
97 91 22 07 Rod Wave feat. Polo G ‒ Richer
98 RE 79 04 Elle King & Miranda Lambert ‒ Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)
99 94 42 08 Lil Tjay, Polo G & Fivio Foreign ‒ Headshot
100 80 52 04 Moneybagg Yo feat. BIG30 ‒ Go!

OUT 28 03 52 ‒ Chris Brown & Young Thug ‒ Go Crazy
OUT 30 30 01 ‒ DJ Khaled feat. Nas, JAY-Z & James Fauntleroy ‒ Sorry Not Sorry
OUT 78 50 16 ‒ Tenille Arts ‒ Somebody Like That
OUT 79 79 01 ‒ DJ Khaled feat. Bryson Tiller, Lil Baby & Roddy Ricch ‒ Body In Motion
OUT 84 84 01 ‒ DJ Khaled feat. Cardi B ‒ Big Paper
OUT 85 85 01 ‒ Baby Keem & Travis Scott ‒ Durag Activity
OUT 90 90 01 ‒ NLE Choppa ‒ Final Warning
OUT 96 54 02 ‒ Moneybagg Yo ‒ If Pain Was A Person
OUT 100 100 01 ‒ DJ Khaled feat. Lil Wayne & Jeremih ‒ Thankful

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TW LW Artist – Song

01 08 Lainey Wilson ‒ Things A Man Oughta Know
02 05 Los Legendarios, Wisin & Jhay Cortez ‒ Fiel
03 11 StarBoi3 + Doja Cat ‒ Dick
04 01 AURORA ‒ Runaway
05 ** Tion Wayne X Russ Millions feat. ArrDee, E1 (3x3), ZT (3x3), Bugzy Malone, Buni, Fivio Foreign & Darkoo ‒ Body
06 13 Chase Rice feat. Florida Georgia Line ‒ Drinkin' Beer. Talkin' God. Amen.
07 07 Karol G & Mariah Angeliq ‒ El Makinon
08 ** Kenny Chesney ‒ Knowing You
09 10 Fredo Bang ‒ Top
10 09 Justin Moore ‒ We Didn't Have Much
11 15 Luke Bryan ‒ Waves
12 16 Regard x Troye Sivan x Tate McRae ‒ You
13 25 Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood ‒ Shallow
14 ** BIA ‒ Whole Lotta Money
15 14 MO3 X OG Bobby Billions ‒ Outside
16 12 Carly Pearce ‒ Next Girl
17 17 Elvie Shane ‒ My Boy
18 24 Kane Brown ‒ Worship You
19 23 Crowder ‒ Good God Almighty
20 22 Phil Wickham ‒ Battle Belongs
21 ** Isaiah Rashad feat. Duke Deuce ‒ Lay Wit Ya
22 RE P!nk + Willow Sage Hart ‒ Cover Me In Sunshine
23 ** El Alfa x CJ x Chael Produciendo feat. El Cherry Scom ‒ La Mama de La Mama
24 ** Saweetie ‒ Fast (Motion)
25 RE Zach Williams ‒ Less Like Me
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Silk Sonic – Bruno Mars & Anderson .Paak – Returns to No. 1 on Hot 100 With 'Leave the Door Open'
By Gary Trust | 5/19/2021

"Leave the Door Open" by Silk Sonic, the duo of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, rebounds from No. 2 to No. 1 for its second week atop the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart.

Plus, Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, rises from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Hot 100, a new high for the song and tying Lipa's best career Hot 100 rank, and J. Cole's "Interlude" debuts at No. 8, launching as the week's most streamed song.

The announcement of this week's Hot 100 was delayed by approximately 48 hours while Billboard and MRC Data conducted standard audits on reported data, working with data partners to recognize and resolve anomalies.

"Door," released on Aftermath/Atlantic Records, first reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 dated April 17 (five weeks ago). It returns to the top as it drew 17.8 million U.S. streams (down 4%) and sold 14,200 (up 38%, helped by its placement in the iTunes Store's 69˘ Pop Hits sale) in the week ending May 13, according to MRC Data. It also attracted 87 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 8%) in the week ending May 16.

The track adds a fifth week atop the Radio Songs chart, pushes 3-2 on Digital Song Sales and keeps at No. 10 on Streaming Songs.

Notably, the four-week absence from No. 1 on the Hot 100 for "Door" is the longest for a song since Post Malone's "Circles" waited four frames between its second and third weeks on top on the charts dated Dec. 7, 2019, and Jan. 11, 2020. The two tracks' breaks between weeks at No. 1 mark the longest since Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" reigned for two weeks and then spent eight frames at No. 2 (below Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass") before returning for two more weeks on top in September-November 2014.

"Door" concurrently leads Hot R&B Songs for an eighth week and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for a fourth frame; the latter two charts use the same methodology as the Hot 100.

Dua Lipa's "Levitating," featuring DaBaby, elevates from No. 4 to No. 2 on the Hot 100, a new best rank for the song and matching Lipa's best career placement on the chart. She previously reached a No. 2 high with "Don't Start Now" in March 2020.

"Levitating" landed 21.9 million U.S. streams (up less than 1%) and sold 19,900 (up 83%) in the week ending May 13, the latter total good for the Hot 100's top Sales Gainer nod. It also attracted 59.7 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 18%) in the week ending May 16. All three sums mark the highest weekly totals yet for the song.

The track climbs from No. 2 to No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, where it becomes the first leader for both Lipa and DaBaby. It holds at its No. 4 high on Radio Songs and lifts 6-5 for its first week in the top five on Streaming Songs.

Multiple gains in the latest tracking week, following those in recent weeks, helped "Levitating" ascend again, including a half-dozen versions of the song all being discounted to 69 cents in the iTunes Store (with the DaBaby version included in the 69˘ Pop Hits special). The song was originally released, in solo form, on Lipa's second LP, Future Nostalgia, in March 2020; its DaBaby remix arrived in October. (All versions of the song are combined for the Hot 100.)

Lipa and DaBaby performed "Levitating" during the Grammy Awards March 14, as part of a medley with "Don't Start Now," and the song has also surged as a soundtrack to numerous TikTok clips over the last month.

Meanwhile, "Levitating" has experienced an atypical resurgence at radio. It hit a prior weekly high of 55.5 million in audience as reflected on the Radio Songs chart dated Feb. 13 and then steadily descended to 31.2 million (April 3). This week, with its new high of 59.7 million, the song boasts its seventh consecutive week since with an audience gain. Leading the way at radio, it returns to its No. 4 high on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Airplay chart, which it had previously reached in January, with Greatest Gainer honors.

Justin Bieber's fellow former Hot 100 leader "Peaches," featuring Daniel Caesar and Giveon, keeps at No. 3. The song receives the Hot 100's top Airplay Gainer award for a seventh consecutive week (up 14% to 80.6 million), tying Olivia Rodrigo's "Drivers License" (January-March) for the longest streak since Pharrell's "Happy" claimed the honor for eight straight weeks in February-March 2014. "Peaches" also becomes Bieber's eighth No. 1 on Pop Airplay, and the first each for Caesar and Giveon.

The Weeknd and Ariana Grande's "Save Your Tears" falls to No. 4 on the Hot 100 after two weeks at No. 1; Doja Cat's "Kiss Me More," featuring SZA, holds at its No. 5 high; Masked Wolf's "Astronaut in the Ocean" rises 7-6 for a new best, as it notches its first week at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot Rap Songs chart; and Polo G's "Rapstar" descends 6-7 on the Hot 100 after arriving and spending its first two weeks on the chart at No. 1.

J. Cole's "Interlude" bounds onto the Hot 100 at No. 8, fueled by its No. 1 entrance on Streaming Songs with 26.6 million streams, following its May 7 release. The song marks his sixth Hot 100 top 10 and fifth to debut in the region, as well as his first Streaming Songs leader.

"Interlude" is from J. Cole's sixth studio album The Off-Season, released Friday (May 14) and due on next week's Billboard charts (dated May 29).

The Kid LAROI and Miley Cyrus' "Without You" slips to No. 9 from its No. 8 Hot 100 high, as it tallies a second week each atop the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts.

Rounding out the Hot 100's top 10, Lil Nas X's former No. 1 "Montero (Call Me by Your Name)" dips 9-10.
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nice to see Pink and Coldplay debut in the top 100
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This should've been Dua's week, she's been screwed out of her #1!
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ May 20 2021, 09:26 AM) *
This should've been Dua's week, she's been screwed out of her #1!


It's estimated there was only approx. 2 chart points between them. Dua also apparently had a number of sales discounted from her total but I'm not sure why.
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over zealous Dua fans from the UK buying using fake VPNs to buy from US iTunes
and advertising it on forums
instead of keeping it quiet
that alerted BB and discarded a bunch of Dua sale
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'Fake VPNs'? tongue.gif

Billboard audit their sales data every week in fairness, I don't think Dua would have got away with the additional sales from multibuying/VPNs regardless of if it was done more 'secretly', it's just got more attention this week because it was a close race that ended up being flipped the other way because of the excluded sales. (The week 'Say So' got to #1 for example it also had a bunch of sales excluded, but it still got #1 anyway so no one noticed). It's a shame for Dua after the hype around it apparently being set for #1 but at the end of the day those are the rules, another #2 is still great for her and the song still has a good chance of being the end of year #1 regardless.
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QUOTE(Bré @ May 20 2021, 02:55 PM) *
'Fake VPNs'? tongue.gif

Billboard audit their sales data every week in fairness, I don't think Dua would have got away with the additional sales from multibuying/VPNs regardless of if it was done more 'secretly', it's just got more attention this week because it was a close race that ended up being flipped the other way because of the excluded sales. (The week 'Say So' got to #1 for example it also had a bunch of sales excluded, but it still got #1 anyway so no one noticed). It's a shame for Dua after the hype around it apparently being set for #1 but at the end of the day those are the rules, another #2 is still great for her and the song still has a good chance of being the end of year #1 regardless.

She would have been #1 regardless if the sales were removed or not. Billboard haven't given any proper explanation as to what's happened but there was an increase in airplay weight as well
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Meanwhile BTS have fans that are managing a bank of $60k to send to people with US credit cards to buy their new single Butter next week. I wish Dua fans did this instead LMAO tearsmile.gif
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QUOTE(k👠th @ May 20 2021, 02:16 PM) *
She would have been #1 regardless if the sales were removed or not. Billboard haven't given any proper explanation as to what's happened but there was an increase in airplay weight as well


Well clearly not given that she is not at #1?

I didn't hear that about the airplay weight being changed as well but yeah Billboard do that all the time and they never announce it in advance. Just another reason we all hate Billboard x

edit: actually in fairness it appears to not be Billboard themselves but rather the provider of their airplay data who are constantly meddling with it - it's almost as if it's BS data that's impossible to accurately measure and should not be included in the chart anyway!
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QUOTE(Bré @ May 20 2021, 03:35 PM) *
Well clearly not given that she is not at #1?

I didn't hear that about the airplay weight being changed as well but yeah Billboard do that all the time and they never announce it in advance. Just another reason we all hate Billboard x

If they didn't increase airplay weight this week, Levitating would have been #1 according to TOTC.

I highly doubt that the entire 4k sales that was removed came entirely from Dua fan VPNs. The amount of international fans involved in mass buying were a few hundred at most

Billboard definitely have done some shenanigans here. There is too much that does not add up and it took them 2 days to figure it out and all they say is this?

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The announcement of this week's Hot 100 was delayed by approximately 48 hours while Billboard and MRC Data conducted standard audits on reported data, working with data partners to recognize and resolve anomalies.


What exactly did they audit? This clarifies nothing. People can't say that Dua fans cost Levitating the #1. They have deliberately fixed the chart this week, that's why Dua is #2.
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Why would Billboard want not to have Dua at no.1? Not saying they haven't cooked the books but it's all good popularity for the chart when an artist gets their first ever US No.1 surely?
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I highly doubt that the entire 4k sales that was removed came entirely from Dua fan VPNs. The amount of international fans involved in mass buying were a few hundred at most


How many versions of it were available to buy?
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QUOTE(Smint @ May 20 2021, 03:25 PM) *
Why would Billboard want not to have Dua at no.1? Not saying they haven't cooked the books but it's all good popularity for the chart when an artist gets their first ever US No.1 surely?

It seems to me they must want to make an example out of her to discourage questionable fanbase sales tactics (I.e. fan sales funds, mass multi buying, VPNs) and thus fixed the chart so she'd miss out #1
then once they realised she'd still be #1 with those sales removed, the formula is changed to give airplay more weight pushing it just in favour of Bruno.
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ May 20 2021, 04:27 PM) *
How many versions of it were available to buy?

The international fans were buying from Dua's online webstore where only the single version is available.

I am aware there are numerous versions available on Amazon and iTunes but the fan pages were aware of VPN rules and were discouraging to buy there thinking Dua's online store was a loophole
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QUOTE(dan::G @ May 20 2021, 03:40 PM) *
It seems to me they must want to make an example out of her to discourage questionable fanbase sales tactics (I.e. fan sales funds, mass multi buying, VPNs) and thus fixed the chart so she'd miss out #1
then once they realised she'd still be #1 with those sales removed, the formula is changed to give airplay more weight pushing it just in favour of Bruno.


Ha so Billboard find a solution to make an example of cheating is to cheat themselves!

EDIT - if the airplay adjustment wasn't done by Billboard then ignore the above.


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QUOTE(Smint @ May 20 2021, 03:25 PM) *
Why would Billboard want not to have Dua at no.1? Not saying they haven't cooked the books but it's all good popularity for the chart when an artist gets their first ever US No.1 surely?


I agree with this - I don't see why they would rig the chart to be less interesting lol

I understand the frustration but I really don't think this was done intentionally to screw over Dua, she just got unlucky with the timing of this airplay adjustment (which, again, was not even done by Billboard, it was the company that supplies the data which changed the numbers) on a week where the gap between #1 and #2 was small enough that these minor changes could make the difference. It's a bit bullshit but the Hot 100 is always a bit bullshit, that's unfortunately just the way it panned out this time.
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QUOTE(Riser @ May 20 2021, 07:28 AM) *
Week ending May 22, 2021 | Tracking periods: sales/streaming — 5/7–5/13, airplay — 5/10–5/16


The fact that the airplay isn’t even for the same period as the sales and streaming just adds to how ridiculous it is laugh.gif
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oh right I guess I misinterpreted the airplay thing, but it does still seem rather suspect that just enough sales were removed so that Bruno would lead by two points.
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BTS fans will no doubt get away with spending all that money they saved next week. They're being even more careful now after this happened to poor Dua



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