Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, notches a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Nov. 18), the longest stay atop the chart for a rap song this year.
“Rockstar,” released on Republic Records, now stands alone as the longest-reigning rap No. 1 on the Hot 100 this year (of songs that reached the top of the chart for the first time in 2017). Here’s a look at the five rap leaders this year and their rules:
4 weeks, “Rockstar,” Post Malone feat. 21 Savage, beginning Oct. 28
3 weeks, “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” Cardi B, Oct. 7
3 weeks, “Bad and Boujee,” Migos feat. Lil Uzi Vert, Jan. 21
1 week, “I’m the One,” DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, May 20
1 week, “Humble.,” Kendrick Lamar
“Rockstar” boasts the longest command for a rap No. 1 on the Hot 100 since Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane, led for seven weeks beginning Nov. 26, 2016 (and last ruled the chart dated Jan. 14). As previously reported, five rap tracks have ascended to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2017, tying 2006, 2004 and 2003 for the most in any year.
“Rockstar” racks a fifth (nonconsecutive) week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart with 46 million U.S. streams (down 13 percent), in the week ending Nov. 2, according to Nielsen Music. It holds at No. 4 on Digital Song Sales, which it led for a week, with 46,000 downloads sold (down 12 percent) in the week ending Nov. 2, and pushes 19-14 on Radio Songs with 64 million in all-format audience (up 13 percent) in the week ending Nov. 5.
“Rockstar” concurrently leads the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a fourth week each.
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