We’re up close with the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending June 16, 2018.
Although we shuffle the deck this week, we don’t get any new titles.
No. 5: Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey “The Middle”
Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey spend another week in fifth place with “The Middle.”
At the end of May, both Zedd and iHeart Radio went on Twitter to declare that a collaboration with Shawn Mendes was on the way. Further along, Zedd will be headlining his own festival in July. “Zedd In The Park” will take place at Los Angeles State Historic Park on July 3.
No. 4: Childish Gambino “This Is America”
Childish Gambino backs off two slots to fourth place with his former title-holder “This Is America.” He recently delighted some Chicago high school students.
On June 11, Chance The Rapper brought Childish Gambino onstage at an Open Mike Chicago event — the audience included some graduating high school students who, needless to say, were very happy. You can see video footage of his entrance on our Facebook page, VOA1TheHits.
No. 3: Drake “God’s Plan”
Drake holds in third place with “God’s Plan.” Is his beef with Pusha-T over?
For weeks, Drake has been lyrically battling fellow rapper Pusha-T … who says the feud is now over. Speaking with Vanity Fair, Pusha-T said, “These conversations have been had and, to my knowledge, it’s all over.” The pair exchanged multiple shots via singles; Pusha-T’s record label boss Kanye West and Drake’s friend, Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince, both publicly stated that the beef should end.
No. 2: Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign “Psycho”
Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign surge two slots to second place with “Psycho.”
Post’s “Beerbongs & Bentleys” album spends a fifth week atop Billboard’s Top R & B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. It’s the first album since 2014 to spend its first five weeks at No. 1 … and the first by a solo male act since “The Eminem Show” logged six weeks at the top in 2002.
No. 1: Drake “Nice For What”
Drake holds atop the Hot 100 with “Nice For What.”
Drake this week added 11 additional dates to his “Aubrey And The Three Amigos” tour with Migos. It all kicks off on July 26 in Salt Lake City, Utah, and ends on November 17 in Atlanta.
That’s it for now. … We’ll have a whole new lineup for you next week.