OMI’s ‘Cheerleader’ Leaps to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100
The reggae/pop track dethrones Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, after 12 weeks on top.
OMI’s “Cheerleader” crowns the Billboard Hot 100, rising 2-1. The buoyant reggae/pop song replaces Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, after 12 weeks, leaving the latter song tied for the longest run at No. 1 ever for a rap single.
“Cheerleader” takes over atop the first Hot 100 compiled on a Monday, as the new Friday global release date for albums has led to a change in Nielsen Music and Billboard’s chart tracking cycle.
“Cheerleader” rules the Hot 100 with nearly half its chart points from sales, as it spends a second week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 276,000 downloads sold. (Pertaining to this week’s Hot 100 only: this week acts as a transition week in Nielsen Music and Billboard’s calendar, with sales encompassing a one-time-only 11-day tracking period, ending July 9.) On Streaming Songs, the song lifts 4-3 with a 14 percent increase to 14.4 million U.S. streams. (Streaming totals this week reflect the 7-day span ending July 9.)
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