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The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ Leads Hot 100 for Sixth Week

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The Chainsmokers top the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 8) for a sixth week with “Closer,” featuring Halsey. Meanwhile, D.R.A.M. hits the top 10 with his debut hit “Broccoli,” featuring Lil Yachty, and three high-profile songs debut in the top 40.

As we do every Monday when the chart is refreshed, let’s look at the Hot 100’s top 10 and more. Highlights of the airplay, sales and streaming-based Hot 100 post on Billboard.com each Monday, with all charts updated each Tuesday.

“Closer,” released on Disruptor/Columbia Records, and the first Hot 100 leader for both EDM duo The Chainsmokers (Drew Taggart and Alex Pall) and featured alt/pop singer-songwriter Halsey, spends a seventh week atop the Digital Song Sales chart with 162,000 downloads sold (down 5 percent) in the week ending Sept. 22, according to Nielsen Music.

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“Closer” tops the Streaming Songs chart for a sixth week, with 38.9 million U.S. streams (down 2 percent), and the audio subscription services-based On-Demand Songs streaming chart (22.2 million on-demand clicks, down 5 percent) for a seventh frame. On Radio Songs, “Closer” climbs 4-2, drawing 127 million in airplay audience, up 12 percent.

“Closer” additionally tops Billboard‘s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart for a sixth week and takes over at No. 1 on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. It’s the second Pop Songs topper for the duo, following “Don’t Let Me Down” (featuring Daya), which led for three weeks in July.

Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens” holds at its No. 2 Hot 100 high, as the duo (Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun) remains at its best rank (“Stressed Out” peaked at No. 2 in February). “Heathens” keeps at No. 2 on Streaming Songs (21 million, down 3 percent) and No. 3 on Digital Song Sales (85,000, down 7 percent), while reaching the Radio Songs top 10 (11-6; 94 million, up 15 percent), where it’s Twenty One Pilots’ third top 10. The track tallies a seventh week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart.

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Major Lazer’s “Cold Water,” featuring Justin Bieber and MO, is steady at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2. It stays at No. 3 on Radio Songs (121 million, up 5 percent) and Streaming Songs, where it spent its first three weeks at No. 1 (19.9 million, up 1 percent); its streaming sum benefits from a new “dance video” for the song, which arrived Sept. 15. “Water” falls 4-10 on Digital Song Sales, down by 40 percent to 43,000 sold (as its discount to 69 cents in the iTunes Store ended as of Sept. 16, the first day of the sales tracking week).

DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You,” featuring Bieber, enters the Hot 100’s top five with a 6-4 advance. The track stays at No. 5 on Streaming Songs (14.6 million, essentially even week-over-week); rises 10-7 on Digital Song Sales (which it led upon its debut on the Aug. 27 chart), up by 8 percent to 45,000; and jumps 18-12 on Radio Songs (72 million, up 27 percent).

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Rounding out the Hot 100’s top five, Sia’s former four-week No. 1 “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul, retreats 4-5, while remaining the most-heard song on U.S. radio, logging an eighth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (130 million, down 3 percent).

Shawn Mendes’ “Treat You Better” hits a new high on the Hot 100, pushing 8-6, and The Chainsmokers’ other song in the top 10, “Don’t Let Me Down” (as noted above), drops 5-7.

D.R.A.M. reaches the Hot 100’s top 10 with his debut entry “Broccoli,” featuring Lil Yachty, also in his first visit to the chart (12-8). Streaming is the song’s greatest driver, as it holds at No. 4 on Streaming Songs (17.3 million, down 1 percent). It descends 16-20 on Digital Song Sales (29,000, down 7 percent) but rises 43-40 on Radio Songs (31 million, up 14 percent). It leads the Hot Rap Songs chart for a third week and ascends 2-1 to top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for the first time.

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“I had no idea that it was going to be a Billboard top 40 record,” D.R.A.M. (aka, Virginia native Shelley Marchaun Massenburg-Smith) told Billboard last month. “I thought it was gonna be just lit for the culture, lit for SoundCloud, for the Internet. But it just really grew, to our surprise. So nobody’s mad over here.”

The song is also the latest vegetable-name-checking hit in the Hot 100’s 58-year history, joining a menu of such prior top 10s as “Mashed Potato Time,” by Dee Dee Sharp (No. 2, 1962) and “Green Onions,” by Booker T. & the MG’s (No. 3, also in 1962). (Now, lettuce continue …)

Charlie Puth’s “We Don’t Talk Anymore,” featuring Selena Gomez, returns to the Hot 100’s top 10 at a new high of No. 9, up from No. 13 (and passing its prior No. 10 peak). Capping the top 10, Calvin Harris’ No. 3-peaking “This Is What You Came For,” featuring Rihanna, slides 7-10.

Meanwhile, Harris debuts at No. 24 on the Hot 100 with his new single, “My Way.” The track starts at No. 4 on Digital Song Sales (53,000), No. 45 on Streaming Songs (6 million) and No. 46 on Radio Songs (27 million).

“My Way” is one of three songs to launch in the Hot 100’s top 40. The highest is the all-star “Forever Country,” by Artists of Then, Now & Forever, which bounds in at No. 21, as well as all the way at No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

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Plus, The Weeknd soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 40 with “Starboy,” featuring Daft Punk. Released early Thursday morning (Sept. 22), the song begins at No. 22 on Digital Song Sales (28,000) and No. 37 on Radio Songs (36 million) (data that encompasses one day of sales and four days of airplay, per the chart’s tracking periods for each metric); the song should surge on the Oct. 15-dated Hot 100 following its first full week of tracking.

Find out more Hot 100 news in the weekly “Hot 100 Chart Moves” column and other posts later this week, and visit Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 27), when all rankings, including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh.

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