For the second straight week, “A Million Years Ago” by Twenty One Pilots led the Billboard Hot 100 for the top spot on the Billboard music charts.
But it was Adele’s “Hello” that attracted most of the attention. The chart has already showed “Hello” returning to No. 1 for the first time since 2016, marking the biggest hit of Adele’s career.
But on Tuesday (Nov. 20), Adele’s “Hello” rose even higher, to No. 1 for a second week in a row. Adele recently gave her first post-pregnancy performance of “Hello” at the 2018 MTV EMA’s in Portugal.
Other “yesses” among the No. 1 spots include Ariana Grande and boyfriend Mac Miller’s “Thank U, Next,” and Rihanna’s “Anti” track “Kiss It Better.”
On Nov. 17, Adele dedicated her No. 1 status for “Hello” to her former boyfriend-now-husband Simon Konecki. Konecki is Adele’s chief business partner.
Meanwhile, Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” climbed to No. 2 after its victory at the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards last Saturday. As reported by Billboard:
“This Is America” earned a straight week at No. 2 and is not expected to give up top 10 status any time soon … Gambino held off a formidable challenge from Drake’s “Nice for What,” which leaps 10-3 following his win for best hip-hop artist at the Sunday night event.”
Kendrick Lamar and Rihanna also gain this week with “Bodak Yellow” (No. 4), which moves up after its viral appeal won BET’s Hip Hop video of the year award.
Childish Gambino stays at No. 6 with “This Is America”, and Drake and Russ both make big gains with “God’s Plan” (No. 7), “Nice for What” (No. 8) and “MotorSport” (No. 9), respectively.
“This Is America” stays at No. 2 on the Streaming Songs chart for the fourth week in a row, and “Bodak Yellow” is at No. 3.
Taken together, music from Kendrick Lamar, Childish Gambino, Drake and Rihanna continues to dominate the songs chart.
You can see a full list of the most streamed songs in the U.S. here.