Rihanna, Drake 'Work' Into No. 1 Single on Hot 100 Over Justin Bieber, Twenty One Pilots, DNCE
Rihanna has put in the "Work" and now it's all paid off. Her new Drake-assisted single has risen to the No. 1 spot in the country, eclipsing hits from Justin Bieber and Twenty One Pilots to claim her latest chart-topper. Meanwhile, Joe Jonas' new band DNCE break into the top 10.
"Work" rose three spots to No. 1 this week on the Hot 100, Billboard reports, marking Rihanna's 14th No. 1 single (the third-most of all time, behind The Beatles and Mariah Carey). So, how did "Work" rise from No. 4 to No. 1? Thank streaming. After being exclusive to Tidal for its first few weeks in the world, "Work" spread to YouTube, Spotify and other streaming services last week with a 73 percent rise and the most streams in the country: 25.8 million.
Rihanna can expect to maintain her stronghold on No. 1 for at least another week. The music video for "Work" was just released today (Feb. 22).
Rihanna eclipsed Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself," which falls from No. 1 to No. 2 this week yet again (after being bumped by Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk" two weeks ago). But, once again, Bieber still has plenty of love to go around. In addition to his Ed Sheeran-penned hit at No. 2, his second Purpose single "Sorry" fell one spot to No. 4.
Between Justin Bieber singles, rockers Twenty One Pilots seem to have missed their chance for a No. 1 Hot 100 single. Their breakout hit "Stressed Out" slips down one position to No. 3 despite increases in radio play (4 percent increase) and sales (111,000 copies moved).
Flo Rida's new single "My House" rounds out the top five at its peak, thanks largely in part to sales. "My House" led digital downloads with 135,000 copies sold.
After debuting at No. 1 two weeks ago and quickly dropping down the charts, Zayn's "Pillowtalk" had a minor resurgence this week, rising back up one spot to No. 6. The former One Direction member swapped places with Adele's "Hello," which continues its descent down the charts at No. 7.
Beneath the British pop stars, G-Eazy represents rap with his new hit "Me, Myself and I," which spends a third week at No. 8. He's followed by the similarly stagnant "Roses" by The Chainsmokers, which spends a second week at No. 9.
Though the majority of the top 10 on the Hot 100 are familiar hits, there is one newcomer to the top of the charts. DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean" rises from No. 11 to 10 thanks to a 23 percent increase in sales (52,000 copies sold), a 10 percent rise in streams (10 million) and a respectable 62 million audience impressions on radio.
Cake for everyone!