Hot 100: The Weeknd & Daft Punk’s “Starboy” Dethrones “Black Beatles,” Takes #1

The Weeknd in Starboy Video [Republic]

Thanks to a discounted price point, The Weeknd’s “Starboy (featuring Daft Punk)” posted a big sales gain during the most recent tracking week.

That sales gain helps “Starboy” rise one place to #1 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

“Starboy” seizes the throne from Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles (featuring Gucci Mane),” which spent the past six weeks at #1. “Black Beatles” is down to #2 this week.

“Starboy” marks The Weeknd’s third #1; he previously topped the Hot 100 with “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills.”

The full Top 10 of this week’s Hot 100:
10) Drake – Fake Love (+2)
9) Machine Gun Kelly x Camila Cabello – Bad Things (+5)
8) Maroon 5 – Don’t Wanna Know ft. Kendrick Lamar (+2)
7) DJ Snake – Let Me Love You ft. Justin Bieber (+2)
6) Ariana Grande – Side To Side ft. Nicki Minaj (-1)
5) Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall – JuJu On That Beat (+3)
4) Bruno Mars – 24K Magic (=)
3) The Chainsmokers – Closer ft. Halsey (=)
2) Rae Sremmurd – Black Beatles ft. Gucci Mane (-1)
1) The Weeknd – Starboy ft. Daft Punk (+1)

Written by Brian Cantor

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