We’re counting down the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles chart, for the week ending July 8, 2017.
It’s a big week on the Hot 100, as we finally break a 12-week chart drought.
Number 5: Ed Sheeran " Shape of You"
Ed Sheeran slips a slot to number five with “Shape Of You.” Ed is vocal in opposing ticket re-sellers, and now he’s taking the fight to another level.
When fans come to see him in one of his seven U.K. stadium dates in 2018, they’ll need four forms of identification. In a statement, Ed’s label Atlantic says the security measures are meant to ensure fans aren’t ripped off by inflated prices on secondary ticket sites.
For 12 weeks, a female voice wasn’t heard in the Top Five. That drought has ended and you can thank Rihanna.
*Hot Shot Debut* Number 4: DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller "Wild Thoughts"
DJ Khaled takes Hot Shot Debut honors, opening in fourth place with “Wild Thoughts” featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.
Female artists had gone missing from the Top Five for 12 weeks…a streak not equaled since 1972, when the women were shut out for 13 weeks.
Number 3: Bruno Mars " That's What I Like"
From here, things quiet down considerably. Bruno Mars spends another week in third place with “That’s What I Like.”
Last week, Camila Cabello announced that she’d go on tour with Bruno here in North America - needless to say she was happy about it! Their joint dates begin July 20 in San Jose, California and run through August 22. September finds Dua Lipa taking over, touring with Bruno into 2018.
Number 2: DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne " I'm The One"
DJ Khaled, Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper and Lil Wayne stay put in second place with “I’m The One.”
TMZ has video footage of Justin meeting Khaled’s little son Asahd during the video shoot for “I’m The One”…and the eight-month-old promptly bursts into tears. Asahd is a celebrity thanks to his father’s social media posts…and he also graces the cover of Khaled’s new album Grateful.
Number 1: Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber "Despacito"
Here’s something for Justin Bieber to be grateful for: Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber are your Hot 100 champs for a seventh week with “Despacito.”
Late last month, Justin threw his Yeezy shoes into the crowd at the Wireless Festival in Frankfurt, Germany. The right shoe is being auctioned on ebay…current bid nearly $8,000 -- while the left one is now an Instagram star with nearly $10,000 followers.
And so it goes…until we do it again next week!