"The Box" is the first song to reign for double-digit weeks since Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road."
Dua Lipa‘s “Don’t Start Now” rises to No. 2 on the Hot 100 and becomes the most-heard hit on U.S. radio, taking over at No. 1 on the Radio Songs ranking.
Let’s run down of the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated March 21) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (March 17).
“The Box,” released on Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, is the 39th title to rule the Hot 100 for at least 10 weeks, and the first such leader since Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus), which dominated for a record 19 weeks last April through August.
(Notably, among the 39 Hot 100 No. 1s to reign for 10 weeks or more [of 1,096 total in the chart’s history, which dates to 1958], 37 have led since 1992, after the chart adopted its electronically-tracked Nielsen Music/MRC Data-based methodology in late 1991, a change that has resulted in longer average commands since.)
“The Box” posts an 11th week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, down 8% to 45.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 12. It dips 7-9 on Digital Song Sales, down 12% to 10,000 sold in the week ending March 12, and 8-10 on Radio Songs, although gaining by 3% to 65.6 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending March 15.
Dua Lipa’s “Don’t Start Now” lifts from No. 3 to a new No. 2 Hot 100 high, as it hits No. 1 on Radio Songs (97.8 million, up 3%), becoming the pop singer-songwriter’s first leader on the latter list. (Meanwhile, with the song released on Warner Records, it’s the first Radio Songs No. 1 by a female artist on the label unaccompanied by another artist since Madonna’s “Take a Bow,” which ruled for nine weeks beginning in February 1995. In between, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” spent five weeks at No. 1 in 2018; the collab was co-promoted by Warner, Rexha’s label, and Big Machine Label Group, FGL’s label.)
Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, drops to No. 3 on the Hot 100, after spending its first eight weeks on the chart at No. 2. (No songs had previously begun with more than four weeks at the runner-up rank.) It slides 2-6 on Streaming Songs (30.5 million, down 14%), although it pushes 15-13 on Radio Songs (51.6 million, up 4%).
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” leaps 7-4 on the Hot 100, becoming his eighth top five hit. After he performed it on NBC’s Saturday Night Live March 7, it surges by 31% to 22,000 sold, as it holds at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales, good for top Sales Gainer honors on the Hot 100. It falls 6-12 on Streaming Songs (21.4 million, down 2%) and keeps at No. 11 on Radio Songs (64.2 million, up 14%). The track concurrently dominates Hot R&B Songs for a third week.
Post Malone’s “Circles” slips 4-5 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1.
Lil Uzi Vert launches three songs on the Hot 100 in the top 10: “Baby Pluto” at No. 6, “Lo Mein” at No. 8 and “Silly Watch” at No. 9. He’s the fourth act to debut at least three titles in the top 10 simultaneously; Drake premiered four songs in the bracket on the chart dated July 14, 2018, and Lil Wayne matched the mark on Oct. 13, 2018, after J. Cole debuted three songs in the top 10 on the ranking dated May 5, 2018.
Like Lil Uzi Vert with Eternal Atake this week, Drake, Lil Wayne and J. Cole all opened atop the Billboard 200 in those respective frames.
Lil Uzi Vert doubles his career total of Hot 100 top 10s to six. He previously reached the region as featured on Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” which spent three weeks at No. 1 in 2017, and with his own ” XO Tour Llif3″ (No. 7, 2017) and “Futsal Shuffle 2020” (No. 5, 2019).
Streaming drives Lil Uzi Vert’s trio of new top 10s, as “Pluto,” “Mein” and “Silly” start at Nos. 2, 3 and 4 on Streaming Songs, led by 37.5 million first-week streams for “Pluto.”
The rapper boasts 20 total songs on the latest Hot 100, including all 18 from Eternal Atake (16 of which debut).
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Arizona Zervas’ “Roxanne” descends 6-7, after peaking at No. 4, and Justin Bieber’s “Intentions,” featuring Quavo, holds at No. 10, after hitting No. 9.
Find out more Hot 100 news on Billboard.com this week, and, for all chart news, you can listen (and subscribe) to Billboard‘s Pop Shop Podcast and This Week in Billboard News podcast and follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram. And again, be sure to visit Billboard.com tomorrow (March 17), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.