Drake is #1 for an eighth week; Bebe Rexha & FGL hit new heights

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images via ABCIt’s evidently “God’s Plan” for Drake to be #1.

Drake’s latest hit rules the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week — it’s never been out of the #1 spot since it debuted on the chart.  According to Billboard, only five other songs in history have spent their first eight weeks or more at #1.

Mariah Carey‘s 1995 smash “Fantasy” was #1 for eight weeks.  Adele’s “Hello” was on top for 10 weeks, while Puff Daddy‘s 1997 classic “I’ll Be Missing You” topped the chart for 11 weeks.  Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind 1997” was #1 for 14 weeks, and “One Sweet Day”  by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men holds the record for 16 weeks at #1.

Elsewhere on the chart, Bebe Rexha has scored a new career-high rank with “Meant to Be,” her collaboration with Florida Georgia Line.  The song rises to #4 on the Billboard Hot 100.  As for FGL, “Meant to Be” now matches the position of their biggest hit, “Cruise,” featuring Nelly.

Speaking of country/pop crossovers, “The Middle,” by Zedd, Grey and Maren Morris, rises to #6 on the Hot 100, and tops Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a seventh week.

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