The Chainsmokers and Halsey Officially Have the Longest Running No. 1 Hit of 2016
Sorry, Drake: you're going to have to sit this (one) dance out.
In this week's chart round-up, Billboard confirms that "Closer" is the longest-running Hot 100 No. 1 hit after notching the top spot for an 11th week — and joins the ranks of only 21 other songs in the chart organization's 58-year history that have charted at No. 1 for at least 11 weeks.
With its 11th week atop the Hot 100, "Closer," released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, passes Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, for the most weeks at No. 1 for a song in 2016; "Dance" dominated for 10 weeks in May through July. "Closer" links the longest command since Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, led for 12 weeks in April-July 2015. (Including "Closer," only 21 No. 1s -- of 1,057 total, over the Hot 100's 58-year history -- have ruled for at least 11 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 12th week (84,000 downloads sold, down 14 percent, in the week ending Oct. 27, according to Nielsen Music); Streaming Songs for an 11th week (31.9 million U.S. streams, down 1 percent); and Radio Songs for a fifth frame (155 million in airplay audience, up 2 percent, in the week ending Oct. 30). Notably, despite its overall streaming decline, "Closer" gains by 8 percent to 16.2 million U.S. YouTube views following the Oct. 24 premiere of its official video.
So! There it is: your official song of 2016.
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