Rae Sremmurd Rescue Mariah Carey Chart Record With ‘Black Beatles’?

Published: Tuesday 15th Nov 2016 by David

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.

Billboard adds:

“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.’

#NowPlaying: Monica – ‘Miss Thang.’


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  1. Stanning Is Messy November 15, 2016

    No. Just no.

  2. Wonder Woman November 15, 2016

    Look Alive is better
    Seems like everyone is getting a #1 singles Before 0nika

    • Keri Qween November 15, 2016

      Yesss i love Look Alive. Both songs get me turnt though

  3. iSpeakTruthNoFallacy November 15, 2016

    Congrats my boys. I’m happy to see you guys reach the coveted top spot. Plus, in I’m happy that you dethroned that annoyingly, generic STD transfer song

  4. King B November 15, 2016

    Lol at ‘rescue’. Sometimes the word that TGJ used is a little bit funny.

  5. LISA LEVINE November 15, 2016

    Mariah Carey’s One Sweet Day is a Legendary song. These songs really don’t compare.

  6. JOHNVIDAL November 15, 2016

    What? I didn´t even know this was happening (the Mariah record being threatened). How? Which song? One of the current appalling ones? Unbelievable. Everything is so uneventful I don´t even know how any of these songs are “slaying” positions wise.

    • Max November 15, 2016

      The chainsmokers feat Halsey – Closer
      I heard that song for the first time last night haven’t even heard this black Beatles song yet lol

      • JOHNVIDAL November 15, 2016

        I hear you!

  7. Max November 15, 2016

    Thank you lord Mariah ‘s record is safe for now till another artist releases a generic and bland song #1 song.
    It’s almost December lets get cracking and start streaming AIWFC and get it to top5?

    • Musicfan November 15, 2016

      U mean number one right?
      Mariah is a legend and will probably have her 19Nr1 this Christmas, She really deserves it.
      She has some so far musically, Truly one of the last greats living, we have to care of her and appreciate her. But now she is expanding her living brand with Mac makeup, Movies, Her docu-series (Mariahs world) airing on December 4, VH1 DIVAS LIVE, Christmas carpool with James, Ellen appearance, Her Beacon annually Christmas shows and so many more surprises coming up.

      We have to give ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU a number one on the HOT100 too.


  8. LISA LEVINE November 15, 2016

    The chainsmokers feat Halsey – Closer is trash, trash. How do you even mention it in the same sentence with Boyz II men and Mariah????

  9. blue November 15, 2016

    mariah’s record is safely waiting to be dethroned by rihanna’s 19 number 1, as a show of changing titles. until that it will remain the longest #1 charting song.

    • J November 15, 2016

      You might be right

    • Samsung brought my albums November 15, 2016

      Is samsung gonna buy rihannas singles?

      • gina November 15, 2016

        did sony buy all of mariah’s singles?

    • daclassyman November 15, 2016

      Thats not Mariah’s record. Thats the Beatles record

  10. Mark111 November 15, 2016

    Well Rihanna is about to take her most #1s by a female artist soon and most period when she passed the roaches with 20.

    • iSpeakTruthNoFallacy November 15, 2016

      YES! I wish LOTB was one of them but Rih is trolling us with a video and promotion

    • OMG Logic!!! November 15, 2016

      The disrespect smh… Your goat could never be worthy of licking John Lenon’s dusty corpse much less their musical achievements.

  11. The Greatest November 15, 2016

    Thank goodness! And yes at Monica’s missthang!!

  12. @ASAPicon November 15, 2016


  13. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? November 15, 2016

    Great for them! So proud of these boys. Truth be told, “This Could Be Us” should’ve been their first Hot 100 #1, but I’ll take whatever they can get.

  14. Will November 15, 2016


    One Sweet Day is such an iconic song, great lyrics, amazing melody, UNBELIEVABLE vocals, huge impact and such a irreplacable collab.

    “Closer”? Closer is S***. So cheap, generic, autotuned, plastic, it’s lyrics does not make any f****** sense, is so irritating and trashy. Have you seen them live? they’re so untalented.


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    Good for them

  17. Ropeburn November 16, 2016

    Good Lord! The mediocrity on today’s charts is just shameful!

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