10 Hot 100 Takeaways: The Weeknd Takes ‘Starboy’ to No. 1

The Weeknd, Starboy © Republic

The Weeknd, assisted by Daft Punk, finally ascends to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with single, “Starboy.” Rae Sremmurd and “Black Beatles” falls to no. 2. 

“It’s been a long time coming.” The Weeknd even expressed the sentiment himself, if out of context: “I Feel it Coming.” After being stuck behind Rae Sremmurd (“Black Beatles”), “Starboy” (ft. Daft Punk) finally ascended to the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. “Black Beatles” didn’t slip far – no. 2.  Likewise, another juggernaut, “Closer”, continues to pack a punch.  In addition to the top three dominating records on the Hot 100, there’s numerous stories and takeaways on the Hot 100 dated January 7, 2017. 


  1. After spending two months in the runner-up slot, The Weeknd takes “Starboy” (ft. Daft Punk) to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.


  1. After a big-time run at no. 1, Rae Sremmurd slips to no. 2 with “Black Beatles” (ft. Gucci Mane).


  1. Perhaps The Chainsmokers’ dominance has waned a bit, but mega-hit “Closer” (ft. Halsey) still sits at no. 3 to the Hot 100.



  1. One of the sillier songs of 2016, “Juju on that Beat (TZ Anthem),” ascends three spots from no. 8 to no. 5.



  1. Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello reenter the top 10 with “Bad Things,” which jumps from no. 14 to no. 9.



  1. Migos and featured guest Lil Uzi Vert have the biggest hit of their respective careers on their hands with “Bad and Boujee,” which flies up the charts from no. 26 to no. 13.


  1. Zayn and Taylor Swift sees collaborative soundtrack single “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Dark)” dip from no. 6 to no. 18.


  1. Young M.A. isn’t finished when it comes to the success of “OOOUUU.” After slipping to no. 47, this week, she rebounds at no. 19.



  1. Big Sean has a hit on his hand with “Bounce Back,” which ascends from no. 31 to no. 21 this week.




  1. Chris Brown, assisted by Usher and Gucci Mane, debuts at no. 58 with single, “Party.”
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