Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Tops Billboard Hot 100 For Third Week; Eminem, Juice WRLD’s ‘Godzilla’ Roars In at No. 3
Eminem adds his 22nd Hot 100 top 10.
Meanwhile, Eminem‘s “Godzilla,” featuring Juice WRLD, blasts onto the Hot 100 at No. 3. The track is from Eminem’s new album, Music to Be Murdered By, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Feb. 1) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 28).
“The Box,” released on Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, logs a fourth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, down by 3% to 75 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 23, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The latest streaming total and the sum the week before (77.2 million) mark the two highest weekly tallies for a song over the past six months, both so far without the aid of an official proper video — although one has, according to the label, recently been filmed. The song’s official audio video was released on Dec. 6, while a lyric video arrived Jan. 9.
The track dips 7-8 on Digital Song Sales, down 5% to 13,000 sold in the week ending Jan. 23, while jumping 50-36 on Radio Songs, bounding by 38% to 25.6 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending Jan. 26. It surges to the top 10 on both the Rhythmic Songs (15-10) and Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop (20-10) radio airplay charts and debuts at No. 40 on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs airplay ranking, helping it claim top Airplay Gainer honors on the Hot 100 for the first time.
“The Box” concurrently crowns the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100, for a fourth week each. The single is from Roddy Ricch’s debut studio album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, which bowed as the rapper’s first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, dated Dec. 21.
Future’s “Life Is Good,” featuring Drake, holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after it debuted in the runner-up spot a week ago. It keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (which utilizes a weighted ranking methodology; 40.9 million, down 19%) and falls from No. 1 to No. 13 on Digital Song Sales (9,000, down 64%).
Eminem’s “Godzilla,” featuring Juice WRLD, soars in at No. 3 on the Hot 100. The collaboration also arrives at No. 3 on both Streaming Songs (41.1 million U.S. streams) and Digital Song Sales (24,000 sold).
Eminem earns his 22nd Hot 100 top 10, marking the 16th-highest total in the chart’s archives and the eighth-highest among solo males. The updated leaderboard for most Hot 100 top 10s, dating to the list’s Aug. 4, 1958, inception: Madonna (38); Drake (36); The Beatles (34); Rihanna (31); Michael Jackson (30); Mariah Carey, Stevie Wonder (28 each); Elton John, Janet Jackson (27 each); Elvis Presley, Taylor Swift (25 each); Lil Wayne (24); Whitney Houston, Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones (23 each); and Eminem (22).
Eminem also achieves 13th debut in the Hot 100’s top 10, the third-most after Drake (22) and Swift (15).
Meanwhile, the late Juice WRLD appears in the Hot 100’s top 10 with a third title. “Lucid Dreams” hit No. 2 in October 2018 (and returned to the region, at No. 8, last month following his death on Dec. 8) and “Bandit,” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, reached No. 10 this past October.
Post Malone’s “Circles” drops 3-4 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, as it scores a sixth week atop Radio Songs, up by 1% to 102.8 million in airplay audience.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Maroon 5’s “Memories” slips 4-5, after reaching a No. 2 high.
Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s No. 4-peaking “10,000 Hours” rebounds 7-6 on the Hot 100, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a 16th week, as well as Country Airplay for a second frame. As previously reported, the latter chart marks the 10th airplay ranking that Bieber has ruled, dating to his first such No. 1, “As Long as You Love Me” (featuring Big Sean), which reached the Rhythmic Songs summit in October 2012.
Tones and I’s “Dance Monkey” swings back to its No. 7 Hot 100 highpoint, from No. 8; Lewis Capaldi’s “Someone You Loved” descends 6-8, following its three-week command; Arizona Zervas’ “Roxanne” remains at No. 9, after rising to No. 4; and Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me” falls 5-10, following its one-week rule.
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 (Jan. 28), when all charts, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.