Drake’s “Hotline Bling” Takes #1 at Rhythmic Radio; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Go Top 5

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Drake’s multi-format smash “Hotline Bling,” which had already hit #1 on the urban airplay chart, this week reaches the apex of Mediabase’s rhythmic listing.

Spun ~7,421 times during the October 11-17 tracking week (+494), “Hotline Bling” rises one place to #1. In getting there, it knocks The Weeknd’s “The Hills” down to #2 (~6,861, -242).

Fetty Wap’s “679” follows at #3 on the strength of its ~6,235 weekly spins (+148), while Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Downtown” (#4, +2 | ~4,301, +610) and Selena Gomez’ “Good For You (featuring A$AP Rocky)” (#5, -1 | ~3,763, -551) complete the Top 5.

The Macklemore & Ryan Lewis song is making its inaugural appearance inside the Top 5.

Not simply a success at the urban, rhythmic and pop radio formats, “Hotline Bling” has also leveraged impressive sales and streaming to go as high as #2 on the all-encompassing Billboard Hot 100. In getting there, it ties “Best I Ever Had” as Drake’s highest-charting release as a lead artist.

Written by Brian Cantor

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