We’re on the move with the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending May 12, 2018.
This is one of those exciting weeks when we welcome a Hot Shot Debut in the Top Five.
Number 5: Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho”
Let’s open in fifth place, where Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign dip a notch with “Psycho.”
Post’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” album tops the latest Billboard 200 chart, after posting 2018’s best first-week sales. It opened with 461,000 total copies — the best showing since Taylor Swift’s “Reputation” became an instant million-seller last November.
Number 4: Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line “Meant To Be”
Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line weaken a slot to fourth place with “Meant To Be” — which continues to rule the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. From Nelly to the Backstreet Boys, Florida Georgia Line has ruled the charts with their pop collaborations. Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley are working on their fourth album, and tell People magazine that they’d love to cut some music with Migos and Cardi B.
Number 3: Ariana Grande “No Tears Left to Cry”
We mentioned we get a Hot Shot Debut this week, and it happens in third place. Everybody, welcome back Ariana Grande with “No Tears Left To Cry.”
It’s her best countdown showing since 2014, when “Bang Bang” with Jessie J and Nicki Minaj also made it to No. 3. Ariana has titled her upcoming fourth album “Sweetener,” and we should get it in July. It’s her first album since last May’s bombing following an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. The tragedy claimed 22 lives.
Number 2: Drake “God’s Plan”
We have back-to-back Drake hits again this week, and there’s no sugar-coating this: His favorite sports team again went down in flames.
Drake is a big fan of his hometown Toronto Raptors basketball team. For the second straight year, LeBron James and his Cleveland Cavaliers swept the Raptors in the NBA playoffs. The Cavs have beaten the Raptors in 10 consecutive playoff games dating back to 2016. That’s the longest streak of its kind in league history.
We do have some good news for Drake: He’s still the champion of the Hot 100, as “Nice For What” spends a third week at No. 1.
Number 1: Drake “Nice For What”
Drake reigns atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with “Nice For What.” Rihanna recently told Vogue that she and Drake were no longer friends … and he promptly unfollowed her on Instagram.
Maybe they’ll be friends again by next week. In any event, we’ll return and we hope you will, too.