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Hot 100: Trainor Leads, Tove Lo Hits #4, Bobby Shmurda Goes Top 10

Tove Lo on WWHL

Key portions of this week’s Billboard Hot 100 mirror those found on last week’s breakdown.

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” remains #1 on the music publication’s all-encompassing chart. No longer #1 on the Radio Songs and Digital Songs subcharts, it nonetheless rides an advantage in the Streaming Songs category to claim a sixth consecutive week atop the Hot 100.

Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off,” meanwhile, retains the runner-up spot for a sixth consecutive week. Its advantages over “Bass” in airplay and sales (and on-demand plays) were evidently not enough to account for the deficit in streaming.

Iggy Azalea’s “Black Widow (featuring Rita Ora)” holds at its #3 peak for a second consecutive week.

Also like last week: the top five is comprised entirely of songs by women.

Despite those key similarities, this week’s chart is not a mirror image of last week’s listing.

The change begins at #4, where Tove Lo’s “Habits (Stay High)” takes over for Jessie J + Ariana Grande + Nicki Minaj’s “Bang Bang.” The Swedish singer-songwriter’s breakthrough hit, which is at its highest point to date, sends the superstar trio’s “Bang” down to #5.

Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em (featuring YG)” rises to #6 this week and now sits within two places of his career high position. Jeremih previously reached #4 with “Birthday Sex” and “Down on Me (featuring 50 Cent).

Maroon 5’s “Animals” lifts one spot to #7, while Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” slips to #8 on this week’s chart. Sam Smith’s “Stay With Me” holds at #9.

The final spot in the top ten belongs to a newcomer. Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot Boy,” which has been exploding on the Hot 100 thanks to massive streaming interest (largely related to the “Shmoney Dance”), surges to #10 on this week’s listing.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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