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‘Closer’ By The Chainsmokers Tops Billboard Hot 100 For 12th Week

Billboard.com reports that, The Chainsmokers rule the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 19) for a 12th week with “Closer,” featuring Halsey, Meanwhile two songs enter the top 10: Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” featuring Gucci Mane (up from No. 13 to No. 9), which gains in part from reaction to its usage in videos spreading the new viral obsession the Mannequin Challenge, and Drake’s “Fake Love” (24-10).

As we do every Monday when the chart is compiled, let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100, which blends sales, airplay and streaming data. Highlights of the Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.

With its 12th week atop the Hot 100, “Closer,” released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, scores the chart’s longest command since Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, also led for 12 weeks in April-July 2015. Including “Closer,” only 17 No. 1s, of 1,057 total, in the Hot 100’s 58-year history, have ruled for at least 12 weeks.

“Closer” remains the top-selling, most-streamed and most-heard radio song in the U.S. It leads the Digital Song Sales chart for a record-tying 13th week (72,000 downloads sold, down 15 percent, in the week ending Nov. 3, according to Nielsen Music; more on both the song matching the longevity mark at No. 1 and its latest sales total in a moment). It tops Streaming Songs for a 12th week (28.7 million U.S. streams, down 10 percent) and Radio Songs for a sixth frame (153 million in airplay audience, down 1 percent, in the week ending Nov. 6).

“Closer” leads the Hot 100 and all three of its main component charts (Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs and Radio Songs) simultaneously for a sixth week; only Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, led all the surveys at the same time for more weeks (nine, in 2015). (“Funk” also logged the last longer reign atop the Hot 100 before “See You Again” and “Closer”: 14 weeks. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” holds the all-time record: 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1995-96.)

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