The Chainsmokers’ efforts to outperform a chart record set Mariah Carey‘s ‘One Sweet Day’ may have been thwarted by the dynamic duo Rae Sremmurd.
Smokers’ ‘Closer’ stood just four weeks away from tying Carey’s and Boyz II Men’s record for having a song top the Billboard Hot 100 for sixteen weeks.
Alas, momentum garnered by their ‘Mannequin Challenge’-backed ‘Beatles’ saw Sremmurd pull the rug from beneath Smokers’ feet to claim the top spot on the chart this week!
With this, they threw a Hip-Hop obstacle in the way ‘Closer‘s quest to tie or outdo Carey’s record.
“Black Beatles” bounds to No. 1 on the Hot 100 as the newly-crowned top-selling and most-streamed song of the week (and is the top gainer in both metrics). It vaults 16-1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, up 320 percent to 144,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music, and 5-1 on Streaming Songs (43.3 million U.S. streams, up 122 percent). Of its streams for the week, 20.8 million are from YouTube plays (up from 8.7 million) and 12.1 million are from Spotify clicks (up from 5.8 million). The track also roars 5-1 on Billboard’s audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart with 22.4 million on-demand streams, up 108 percent.
Keep it locked on TGJ to see just how long Sremmurd are able to protect ‘One Sweet Day‘s glory from ‘Closer.’
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