Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Rules Billboard Hot 100 For Fifth Week, Tones and I’s ‘Dance Monkey’ Swings Into Top Five

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«Dance Monkey» is also the first top five hit written solely by a woman in over eight years.

Roddy Ricch‘s «The Box» spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Plus, Tones and I‘s «Dance Monkey» ascends to the Hot 100’s top five, rising from No. 7 to No. 5, adding its latest chart honor after ruling multiple surveys worldwide. The song is additionally the first top five Hot 100 hit solely written by a woman in over eight years.

«The Box,» released on Bird Vision/Atlantic Records, notches a sixth week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, despite a 6% drop to 63.2 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 6, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The track rebounds 16-9 on Digital Song Sales, up 7% to 12,000 sold in the week ending Feb. 6, and surges 25-15 on Radio Songs, gaining by 34% to 46.1 million all-format airplay audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 9, as it wins the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive week.

Notably, «The Box» is the 14th song released on Atlantic to lead the Hot 100 for at least five weeks in the chart’s six-decade history, a figure that has swelled by four since just the start of 2017. The label’s other such leaders in that recent stretch: Lizzo’s «Truth Hurts» (seven weeks, 2019) and Ed Sheeran’s «Perfect,» with Beyoncé (six weeks, 2017-18), and «Shape of You» (12 weeks, 2017).

«The Box» concurrently crowns the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100, for a sixth week each.

Future’s «Life Is Good,» featuring Drake, spends its fourth consecutive week at No. 2 on the Hot 100, encompassing its entire run on the chart so far. It also keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (37.6 million, down 13%).

The song is the second ever to log its first four weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 2, after Mariah Carey’s «Always Be My Baby» became the first entry (of 32 to-date) to launch in the runner-up spot, on the chart dated April 6, 1996. «Baby» waited patiently for four frames as Celine Dion’s «Because You Loved Me» ran up its No. 1 run to six weeks before ascending for a two-week reign of its own.

Post Malone’s «Circles» is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, and returns to No. 1 on Radio Songs, from No. 2, for a seventh week at the summit (103.6 million, up 2%).

Maroon 5’s «Memories» holds at No. 4 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. It dips to No. 2 on Radio Songs (although with a less than 1% increase to 102.3 million), after it interrupted the reign of «Circles» on the ranking a week earlier, when it became the band’s seventh leader, the most among groups.

Tones and I’s «Dance Monkey» climbs 7-5 on the Hot 100, reaching the top five for the first time, as it rises 5-3 on Digital Song Sales (16,000, down 2%), 5-4 on Streaming Songs (22.8 million, up 2%) and 12-11 on Radio Songs (54.6 million, up 2%).

The song by the Australian singer-songwriter, real name Toni Watson, previously became the longest-leading No. 1 in her homeland, while topping multiple other global surveys, including the Official UK Singles chart, where it broke the record for the most time at No. 1 by a female soloist.

Meanwhile, Watson solely wrote «Dance Monkey,» and longtime chart fan Mark Blankenship recently tweeted about the rarity of a song written by one woman rising to the Hot 100’s upper reaches. Research reveals that the track is the first top five Hot 100 hit penned solely by a woman in nearly eight years, since Whitney Houston’s version of Dolly Parton’s «I Will Always Love You,» which Parton wrote by herself, reached No. 3 in March 2012 after Houston’s passing; the cover originally ruled for 14 weeks in 1992-93. Before that, Taylor Swift sent two songs that she solely wrote into the top five in 2010: «Mine» (No. 3 that August) and «Today Was a Fairytale» (No. 2 that February).

Solo-written top five Hot 100 hits in recent years by men are uncommon, too. The late Johnny Marks boasted two over the holidays (classics «Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree» by Brenda Lee and «A Holly Jolly Christmas» by Burl Ives), while, before that, J. Cole notched one in 2019, «Middle Child.»

The last Hot 100 No. 1 written by just one person? Sheeran’s «Perfect.» And, the last such leader by a woman? Alicia Keys’ self-authored «Fallin’,» back in 2001. (Of the 247 songs to spend time at No. 1 since the start of 2000, only 11, or 4%, have been penned by a single writer.)

More «Monkey» business: «Dance Monkey» is the second top five Hot 100 hit with the word «monkey» in its title, after George Michael’s «Monkey,» which ruled for two weeks in 1988. (Hey, hey, an honorable mention: The Monkees earned six top five hits, in 1966-68; all reached the top three, with three hitting No. 1.)

Lewis Capaldi’s «Someone You Loved» slips 5-6 on the Hot 100, after it spent three weeks at No. 1; Arizona Zervas’ «Roxanne» rises 8-7, after reaching No. 4; and Dan + Shay and Justin Bieber’s No. 4-peaking «10,000 Hours» drops 6-8, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Country Songs chart for an 18th week.

Calvin Harris Is Dropping Two New New Love Regenerator Tracks on Valentine’s Day

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Calvin Harris is using his Love Regenerator alias to full effect, announcing today that his next tracks under the name will drop on Valentine’s Day. Out this Friday, the two song EP, Love Regenerator 2, will features tracks called «The Power of Love II» and «Regenerate Love.» Consider us swooning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s been a busy month for the producer, with this music following January’s Love Regenerator 1 EP, which featured two new tracks, along with edits of said tracks. With a decidedly ravey acid house sound, this music marked a departure for Harris, who helped pioneer the EDM sound and the EDM pop crossover before moving into a more R&B direction with his 2017 LP, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1.

 

2020 Oscars Winners

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Best Picture
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Actress
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Actor
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, O

nce Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Director
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, JokerSam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Best Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriag

 

e Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Supporting Actor
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Animated Feature
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Animated Short
Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best Original Screenplay
Knives Out
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

Best Live Action Short
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Best Production Design
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Costume Design
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Documentary Feature
American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

Documentary Short
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk, Run, Cha-Cha

Sound Editing
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Sound Mixing
Ad Astra
Ford v. Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Cinematography
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

Best Visual Effects
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

Best International Feature Film
Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite

Best Original Score
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Original Song
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen II
“Stand Up,” Harriet

Justin Bieber and Migos’ Quavo Share New Song “Intentions”: Listen

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The latest Changes single arrives with a new music video
Justin Bieber and Quavo’s “Intentions,” directed by <a href="https://twitter.com/ratty/">Michael D. Ratner</a>
Justin Bieber and Quavo’s “Intentions,” directed by Michael D. Ratner

Justin Bieber is back with another new song from his forthcoming LP Changes (which is out February 14 via RBMG/Def Jam). This one, called “Intentions,” features Quavo of the Migos. Watch its accompanying music video below. Scroll down for the newly revealed Changes tracklist.

The new song was released in part as a philanthropic effort supporting the L.A.-based organization Alexandria House. The nonprofit offers safe housing for women and children transitioning from emergency shelter situations. The video shows Bieber and Quavo interacting with three people with whom Alexandria House worked, and Bieber has launched a $200,000 fund to support the goals of Alexandria House families.

“Intentions” is the fourth offering from Changes, following the comeback single “Yummy,” the Kehlani-featuring “Get Me,” and the Summer Walker remix of “Yummy.” This weekend, Justin Bieber is performing on Saturday Night Live.

Revisit Pitchfork’s review of 2015’s Purpose.