These are the five most popular songs in the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Singles Chart, for the week ending March 5, 2016.
February 28 saw the Academy Awards handed out, so we’re distributing our own trophies this week.
Number 5: Flo Rida "My House"
The award for Best Artist Named After a State goes to Flo Rida, who holds in fifth place with “My House.” Rida spends another week in fifth place with “My House,” which last month surpassed one million U.S. sales. His touring schedule is filling up fast: on April 28, he’ll take the stage at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, before hitting eight cities in Germany in early June.
Number 4: Justin Bieber "Sorry"
Our trophy for Best Timing goes to Justin Bieber, who posts two Top Five appearances during his birthday week. Justin turned 22 years old on March 1, and he started partying on February 27 in Los Angeles. Guests included his friend, model Hailey Baldwin, and Diddy…who presented him with a Bad Boy Entertainment jacket. By the way, the website Celebrity Net Worth says Justin Bieber is worth a cool $200 million. Happy birthday, indeed.
Number 3: twenty one pilots "Stressed Out"
Our award for Best Costume Design should go to twenty one pilots, who once made their audience wear ski masks during a performance. During the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, this duo performed in ski masks…and also made the audience wear them. They explained this was a way to catch audiences off guard, while also making their music faceless and more relatable. By taking their faces away from the songs, listeners can make them their own.
Number 2: Justin Bieber "Love Yourself"
Narrowly missing the award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role is Justin Bieber, who “almost” turned up in Kanye West’s new album, "The Life Of Pablo." Speaking with Fader Magazine, producer Fonzworth Bentley says Justin contributed a freestyle rap to the song “Ultralight Beam,” but doesn’t appear on the final version.
Number 1: Rihanna Featuring Drake " Work"
Winning Best Original Score are Rihanna and Drake, who “score” a major hit every time they work together. Their latest joint effort “Work” jumps from fourth to first place. This is their second prize-winning collaboration after “What’s My Name” back in 2010. In addition, they reached seventh place on the Hot 100 in 2012, with “Take Care.”
Thanks for checking in on this week’s award ceremony, and don’t forget…we’ll do it again in seven days!