Justin Bieber's 'Love Yourself' Returns to Top of Charts as Zayn's 'Pillowtalk' Plummets
Justin Bieber has a lot to celebrate this week. Not only did he take home his first Grammy on Monday night (Feb. 15) for his massive comeback single "Where Are U Now" with Skrillex and Diplo, but his latest Purpose single "Love Yourself" (which he also performed at the show) has now returned to the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 after being displaced by Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk."
Thanks to the hype dying down from Zayn's solo debut single, Bieber's "Love Yourself" has climbed back up the charts for a second, non-consecutive week at No. 1, Billboard reports. Bieber's return to the top comes courtesy of a bump in radio status, as "Love Yourself" was the most-played song on stereos with 144 million weekly audience impressions. The song also had a 3 percent increase in streams and a decent holding on sales (101,000 copies), securing the top spot again.
And, as has been the trend since before the release of Purpose, "Love Yourself" isn't Bieber's only showing on the chart. "Sorry," which crowned the Hot 100 for three weeks, also appears in the top 10, with a second week at No. 3.
Though Bieber stands strong at No. 1, he may have some stiff competition courtesy of Twenty One Pilots. The Ohio rockers' slow-climbing smash "Stressed Out" continued to gain momentum last week, vaulting up from No. 4 to No. 2.
The top five songs in the country, despite Bieber's double-appearance, is an eclectic mix. Rihanna's lead ANTI single "Work" jumped up three spots this week to No. 4, representing R&B, and rap is represented through Flo Rida's latest hit "My House," which leaped back up three spots to reclaim its high mark of No. 5.
Beneath the top five, Adele says "Hello" to a new chart low, as her lead 25 single continued its chart decline by moving down one spot to No. 6.
After debuting at No. 1 last week, Zayn's "Pillowtalk" saw a massive chart dip, and plummeted down six spots to No. 7. He experienced a 68 percent decrease in sales and a 24 percent decline in streaming, thus, as the hype dies down around a One Direction solo project, so do the rankings.
The 10 top is then rounded out by G-Eazy's "Me, Myself and I," which climbed to a new high at No. 8, The Chainsmokers "Roses" held on to No. 9 for one final week. Finally, rounding everything out, Shawn Mendes returns to the top 10 at No. 10 with "Stitches."