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This week, Lil Nas X broke a record that has been here since 1996. His “Old Town Road” has been at the top of the Hot 100 chart for 17 weeks beating “One Sweet Day” which held the top for 16 weeks in 1995/1996 (“Despacito” tied that in 2017). Lil Nas X has proven to be able to put a hit song together while also be a marketing wiz. This week, he released yet another remix this time with K-Pop stars BTS. Fun Fact: “Old Town Road” is layered over a beat created by Dutch producer YoungKio by sampling Nine Inch Nails’ “34 Ghost IV”.
Camila Cabello’s collaboration with Shawn Mendes (“Señorita”) ascends to the top 3 on the Hot 100. It earns the Top Radio Gainer designation on the Hot 100 by increasing airplay 27% to 66.9M AI (9th on the Radio Airplay chart).
Ed Sheeran’s “No. 6 Collaborations Project” repeats at the top of the BB200. It moves 78K equivalent albums, 16K in traditional albums. Camila Cabello is featured on one of the tracks “South of the Border”.