The K-pop star starts strong with « Daddy, » while Justin Bieber rebounds to No. 1. Plus, Selena Gomez re-enters the top 10!
Justin Bieber’s “Sorry” reclaims the throne on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Dec. 19, rising 3-1 for its sixth nonconsecutive week in command. Its six-week tally matches Bieber’s “What Do You Mean?” for the longest running No. 1 since the chart debuted in May 2014. “Mean,” Bieber’s previous single, held for six straight frames in September and October.
“Sorry” rebounds following Bieber’s performance of the track during his Dec. 6 set at London’s Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball. In addition, British pop band The Vamps covered the hit in the BBC Live Lounge on Nov. 30. The live offerings helped “Sorry” reach 26 million U.S. streams for the week ending Dec. 3, according to Nielsen Music, and aided in Bieber’s 940,000 Twitter mentions for the week ending Dec. 6, according to Next Big Sound. The superstar keeps his No. 1 hold on the Social 50 chart, his 125th cumulative week leading the tally.
As “Sorry” returns to the summit, it knocks Adele’s “Hello” to No. 2 after one week in charge. The “Sorry”/“Hello” combination marks the fifth week that the two songs head the list, dating back to their debuts (at Nos. 1 and 2, no less) on the Nov. 7-dated chart. Though “Hello” falls, Adele’s 25 retains its Billboard 200 crown with a record second week surpassing 1 million sales. The massive sales week powers the British superstar to a second straight (and fourth overall) week at No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.
Elsewhere, K-pop wonder PSY blasts to a No. 5 entry with “Daddy,” which features CL. The song’s ascent is powered by its zany music video, featuring PSY heralding a new dance step in between comic scenes of him dressed as a student, grandfather and dancer with the help of some CGI effects. “Daddy” scored 3 million U.S. streams for the week, and has already exploded on YouTube, grabbing more than 40 million worldwide views since its Nov. 30 publication.
The single leads PSY’s seventh album — conveniently titled PSY 7th Album — which was released Dec. 1. Among the set’s nine tracks includes “ROCKnROLLbaby,” which features will.i.am and a “PSYmix” of Ed Sheeran’s “Sing.”
Plus, Selena Gomez rockets to a No. 6 re-entry of “Hands To Myself” after the Victoria’s Secret Angels lip-synced the track in an online video. The clip includes models Lily Aldridge and Candice Swanepoel, and has gathered 2.6 million global views on YouTube since Dec. 1. Gomez, along with Ellie Goulding and The Weeknd, performed on the annual CBS’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Dec. 8.
The No. 7 re-entry gives Gomez her fifth top 10 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart, following “The Heart Wants What It Wants” (No. 2), her featured turn on Zedd’s “I Want You To Know” (No. 1, one week), “Good For You,” with A$AP Rocky (No. 1, two weeks) and “Same Old Love” (No. 2).