Future, Metro Boomin and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Like That’ lead Hot 100 for third week

By | April 15, 2024

Future, Metro Boomin and Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Like That’ lands at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for the third time overall and in a row, two weeks after reaching the top.

Additionally, J. Cole’s “7 Minute Drill” debuts at No. 6 on the Hot 100. On the track from J. Cole’s new album May delete later, he appears to respond to Lamar’s apparent disses directed at himself and Drake on “Like That.” The song bows as J. Cole’s 13th top 10.

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The Hot 100 combines US streaming of all genres (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data, with the latter metric reflecting purchases of physical singles and digital songs from full-service digital music stores; Sales of digital singles through direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites are excluded from chart calculations. All charts (dated April 20, 2024) will be updated tomorrow, April 16, on Billboard.com. For all the charts news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

“Like That,” on Boominati/Freebandz/Republic/Epic Records, drew 40 million streams (down 13%) and 14 million radio audience impressions (up 39%) and sold 3,000 (down 56% ) between April 5 and 11.

The single adds a third week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart; drops 8-14 on digital song sales; and debuts at number 41 on Radio Songs.

Notably, “Like That” is the first song to reach 40 million streams in its first three weeks, after logging 46.1 million the week before and 59.6 million in its debut week, since Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” ​​started with 52.6 million. 59.7 million and 48 million consecutively in January-February 2023. Among the hip-hop hits (defined as the hits released on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart), “Like That” is the first to achieve the feat since Cardi B’s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, did so in the first six weeks of August-September 2020.

Additionally, “Like That” is the first song to spend its first three weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 since “Flowers” held the lead for its first six weeks in January–March 2023. ‘ is the first title to claim No. 1 in its first three charting weeks since Drake’s ‘Nice for What’ dominated its first four frames in April-May 2018.

Additionally, “Like That” is the first song to spend three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in more than nine months, since Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” tied for 10 frames in a row at the top (of 16 total) in May-July 2023. The 38-week streak between songs of at least three uninterrupted weeks, between “Last Night” and “Like That,” marks the longest in the Hot 100’s 65-year history. (That 38-week span featured five songs at the top for at least three weeks each, just not consecutively, with six weeks at the top for Jack Harlow’s “Lovin on Me”; plus ten songs debuted at No. 1 during that period.

“Like That” simultaneously spends a third week atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multimetric methodology as the Hot 100.

Two weeks earlier, “Like That” hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 as Future and Lamar’s third leader, and Metro Boomin’s first as a heralded artist (after two as a writer and producer), as a parent LP. We don’t trust you by Future and Metro Boomin debuted atop the Billboard 200. (The continuation of the set, We still don’t trust youwas released on April 12 and will influence next week’s charts, dated April 27.)

Hozier’s ‘Too Sweet’ goes 4-2 on the Hot 100 and wins top Streaming Gainer honors (36.7 million, up 15%). The singer-songwriter matched his previous best position on the chart, when his breakthrough hit “Take Me to Church” peaked at No. 2 for three weeks in December 2014-January 2015. ‘Too Sweet’ simultaneously leads the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs, with Hot Rock Songs and Hot Alternative Songs each on the charts for a third week.

Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” hits No. 3 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 2, earning the chart’s highest Airplay Gainer for the third week in a row (57.4 million, up 14% ).

Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control” goes 5-4 on the Hot 100, three weeks after becoming his first No. 1. The single also becomes its first leader on Radio Songs (69.7 million, an increase of 6%).

Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” moves 2-5 on the Hot 100 after ruling for two weeks in early March. It rules the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for a ninth week, as does her album Cowboy Carter tops the Billboard 200 for a second week.

J. Cole’s “7 Minute Drill” debuts at No. 6 on the Hot 100, led by 23.4 million streams. The song is his 13th top 10 and first since Drake’s “First Person Shooter,” which features him, debuted at No. 1 in October 2023 and became his first leader.

On “7 Minute Drill,” J. Cole is widely interpreted as a response to Kendrick Lamar’s apparent disses directed at himself and Drake on Future, Metro Boomin and Lamar’s “Like That.” Days after the release of “7 Minute Drill,” J. Cole publicly apologized for the song’s release, explaining that it didn’t “fit my spirit well.” The song was removed from the streaming edition of his album May delete later on April 12, one day after the end of the latest charts’ tracking week. (As of April 15, the song is still available in the digital download edition of the set.)

Adding to the Hot 100’s Top 10, Jack Harlow’s “Lovin on Me” rebounds 8-7, after, as noted above, six non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 beginning last December; Ariana Grande’s “We Can’t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)” rises 9-8 after debuting at No. 1 in March; Future, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott and Playboi Carti’s “Type Shit” rises 10-9 after landing at No. 2; and Noah Kahan’s first top 10, ‘Stick Season,’ returns to the region and its highest rank (15-10).

Again, for all chart news, follow @billboard and @billboardcharts Billboard‘s social accounts and all charts (dated April 20), including the Hot 100 as a whole, will be refreshed tomorrow (April 16) on Billboard.com.

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Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield.

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