Hot 100: Bruno Mars & Cardi B Fly To #3 With ‘Finesse’ / Justin Timberlake Lands In Top 10 With ‘Filthy’

Published: Tuesday 16th Jan 2018 by Sam

It’s that time of the week again!

The latest Billboard Hot 100 has been revealed and it brings with it good news for Bruno Mars and Cardi B, as well as encouraging signs for Justin Timberlake.

Head below for details…

While Ed Sheeran logs his 6th week atop of the tally with ‘Perfect’ (which as reported now has its Beyonce credit removed), the real juiciness lay in the battle between ‘Finesse’ and ‘Filthy.’

Presently, Bruno and Cardi look to be in for the win (and possibly the #1 spot too in a matter of weeks).

Released on January 4th with a highly viral video (which now sits at 81 million views), the track shoots to #3 from #35 (a previous peak earned with just one day of sales and streaming data).

It managed the feat by this week amassing 38.3 million US streams, 87,000 downloads  and racking up a Stateside radio audience of 52 million. 

For JT, it’s an impressive but comparatively modest launch for “comeback” single ‘Filthy’ – the lead offering from upcoming album ‘Man Of The Woods.’

Opening at #9, the track sold 79,000 domestically, accrued 15.8 million US streams, and multi-format radio 36 million impressions.

Presently, it’s video has been watched 25 million times since its premiere.


Both releases look set to benefit from major media looks in the coming weeks.

Atlantic duo Bruno and Cardi will be gracing the stage together at the 2018 Grammys on Jan 28th. Timberlake, conversely, will be headlining the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb 4th. 

Could these mega platforms help swing the pendulum in one’s favor over the other? Stay tuned!

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  1. Meme January 16, 2018

    Snatching weaves. I’m here for Cardi B’s 2nd #1

  2. G7Pat January 16, 2018

    Cardi will definitely get a second number one. We’ll see if they can hold off jt superbowl week. I hope they do

  3. Mark111 January 16, 2018

    A remix of a song that been out for two years out performed JT’s brand new trash of a single. Hahahaha!

  4. The Wig Snatcher January 16, 2018

    Cardi is getting all these hits before her debut album even drops. Nicki can’t say that tho. LOL

    • Mark111 January 16, 2018

      Which B you knew made a milli off a mix tape?

      • Chasin Time January 16, 2018

        Azealia did

      • January 16, 2018

        Chasin Time where the fck was Azealia when Nicki was doing that and some.

      • Caleb January 16, 2018

        50k for a verse, no album out

    • Faf January 16, 2018

      If the first week sales are any less than 375k does that mean we get to drag? Since u comparing nicki

  5. cory January 16, 2018

    Cardi B’s team has made a lot of great moves for her. Happy for her success and hard work. She’s about to get her 2nd #1 single.

    Glad to see Billboard take that scam artist Beyonce off of the Hot 100. She did not deserve 5 weeks at #1. “Perfect” was already a big hit and it was strange to see the Beyonce version #70 on iTunes while the original was #1-#3 yet…. Beyonce got credit at #1 on the Hot 100. #Fraud. So desperate for a #1 single.

    Justin will likely fall out of the top 30 next week.

    • Caleb January 16, 2018

      The version with her outperformed the original for those 5 weeks, therefore she was listed on the #1. It’s not that hard of a concept to grasp.

      • cory January 16, 2018

        That is incorrect. Beyonce’s version has been between 35-80 on iTunes for the last 3 weeks while the original has constantly been top 4 on iTunes. It did not deserve to be #1. I still haven’t heard it anywhere.

      • LostOne January 16, 2018

        Stop spreading lies. The version with Beyoncé only did good for the first week. The other 4 weeks it didn’t contribute nothing to the song that’s why billboard took her off. If u don’t believe me go read the article on billboard. Com

    • Lewey January 16, 2018

      Itunes is not the only place where the song with Beyonce is available. Clearly, all formats count including radio, streaming, and youtube. The YouTube video is almost at 200 million views. SHUT UP.

    • Bam January 17, 2018

      The song itself is fraud as it’s a boring, uninspired, rip off of damn near every love song you’ve heard before, but that’s expected with Ed Sheeran.

  6. TaylorDuh January 16, 2018

    I am a Nicki fan but Atlantic started paying attention to all her songs and lyrics about her stats and they realize that if they going to get a girl to take her out she needs to have some stats to Stats that she don’t have. In the words of Nicki. And that’s the real key… Keykey.

    • XYZ January 16, 2018

      I liked Nicki at times, but she became so boring in her last songs – b****** is my sons, my p**** is the best, yeah it‘s so juicy, i‘m The champ, f*** the rest….predictable

  7. Xtina4ever January 16, 2018

    All your hating asses lmao he got a top 10 with filty lol. Thats what I thought right. He has a top 10 hit to his album. Watch it go to number one after the super bowl.

    • ??? January 16, 2018

      lmao gurl bye, justina’s flopthy will plummet like a brick before then. bruno ended ha lmfaooo

    • Faf January 16, 2018

      Exactly lmao


  8. RealNegro January 16, 2018

    Yall praising Cardi now until they start screaming she in the Illuminati and then yall gonna start hating. Why do we build our stars up just to tear them down? Serious question.

  9. SNF January 16, 2018

    I knew this would do numbers… Cardi should have a 2nd verse tho honestly

    Nicki is somewhere firing somebody!!! Lmao

    • January 16, 2018

      Dude Nicki Minaj is fine, the amount of money they spend on this Cardi be chick is crazy, the other day, I was going somewhere with my brother and he was listening to the radio, and motor sports came on then after that song with cardi b and g eazy then kodak yellow, then he changes to a few station it was the something, he was like wtf is going, they really spending mad money on this chick they be paying for all this airplay. he was like seems like they trying to take out someone i was like mybe it’s nicki minaj and was like d-mn they must really want to take her out because of all these airplays on these stations an’t cheap.

      • Caleb January 16, 2018

        What the f*** is you saying

    • ??? January 16, 2018

      lmao firing somebody over streams when she has PLATINUM PLAQUES for PURE SALES? sit down and shut up stupid lmfaoooo.

      • Faf January 16, 2018

        Super bass has outsold all Cardi B features and Bodak Yellow combined

  10. Ririfan January 16, 2018

    Chileeeee. They use to drag Nicki when she was on the top being featured on other artist songs. Now since cardi is doing it, it’s all good and people are here for it. None the less, congratulations on her success.

    • Attack _It_From_The_Back_Miss_KittyKat January 16, 2018

      The difference between Nicki and Cardi is that Nicki ‘s debut single was not #1. Cardi entered the game in style, gracing the charts with her own #1 SOLO music… not a feature.
      If Finesse rises to the #1 spot then Cardi would’ve done something Nicki never did with her umpteen features.

      • Ririfan January 17, 2018

        Yes I know. To me it still seems unfair towards Nicki. Cardi had her one hit but everything else on billboard is features. Yet when Nicki was on billboard charts, I read comments all the time like this. “Can she make her own music??” “She’s always talking about success whenever she’s just featured.” I’m pretty sure Nicki is a tad bit salty because she’s only had a #2 and #3 but her umpteen features got her bank and created her longevity. Cardi is already following suite. We can’t sit here and act like female rap was popping whenever Nicki came out which could partially be the blame for no number one, because she went pop shortly after debuting. Now people are checking for female rap.

  11. DanYiel Iman January 16, 2018

    Culture vultures!!

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