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Future, Metro Boomin & Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Like That’ Leads Hot 100 for Third Week

Plus, J. Cole's "7 Minute Drill" debuts at No. 6.

Future, Metro Boomin & Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Like That’ Leads Hot 100 for Third Week

Future, Metro Boomin and Kendrick Lamar’s “Like That” lands a third total and consecutive week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, two weeks after it soared in at the summit.

Plus, J. Cole’s “7 Minute Drill” debuts at No. 6 on the Hot 100. On the track, from J. Cole’s new album Might Delete Later, he appears to respond to Lamar’s apparent disses directed at himself and Drake in “Like That.” The song bows as J. Cole’s 13th top 10.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data, the lattermost metric reflecting purchases of physical singles and digital tracks from full-service digital music retailers; digital singles sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites are excluded from chart calculations. All charts (dated April 20, 2024) will update on tomorrow, April 16. For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.


“Like That,” on Boominati/Freebandz/Republic/Epic Records, drew 40 million streams (down 13%) and 14 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 39%) and sold 3,000 (down 56%) April 5-11.

The single adds a third week at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart; drops 8-14 on Digital Song Sales; and debuts at No. 41 on Radio Songs.

Notably, “Like That” is the first song to clear 40 million in streams in its first three weeks, after it registered 46.1 million the week before and 59.6 million in its debut week, since Miley Cyrus’ “Flowers” began with 52.6 million, 59.7 million and 48 million consecutively in January-February 2023. Among hip-hop hits (defined as those that have appeared on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart), “Like That” is the first to achieve the feat since Cardi B’s “WAP,” featuring Megan Thee Stallion, did so in its first six weeks in August-September 2020.


Plus, “Like That” is the first song to spend its first three weeks on the Hot 100 at No. 1 since “Flowers” logged its first six weeks in charge in January-March 2023. Among hip-hop entries, “Like That” is the first title to claim No. 1 in its first three chart weeks since Drake’s “Nice for What” dominated in its first four frames in April-May 2018.

Further, “Like That” is the first song to log any three consecutive weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in over nine months, since Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” linked 10 frames in a row on top (of 16 total) in May-July 2023. The streak of 38 weeks between songs’ commands of at least three uninterrupted weeks, between “Last Night” and “Like That,” marks the longest in the Hot 100’s 65-year history. (In that 38-week stretch, five songs each led for at least three weeks, just not consecutively, led by six weeks on top for Jack Harlow’s “Lovin on Me”; plus, 10 songs debuted at No. 1 in that span.)

“Like That” concurrently tops the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multimetric methodology as the Hot 100, for a third week each.


Two weeks earlier, “Like That” blasted in at No. 1 on the Hot 100 as Future and Lamar’s third leader each and Metro Boomin’s first as a billed recording artist (following two as a writer and producer), as parent LP We Don’t Trust You by Future and Metro Boomin bounded in atop the Billboard 200. (The set’s sequel, We Still Don’t Trust You, was released April 12 and will impact next week’s charts, dated April 27.)

Hozier’s “Too Sweet” ascends 4-2 on the Hot 100, winning top Streaming Gainer honors (36.7 million, up 15%). The singer-songwriter ties his prior best rank on the chart, as his breakthrough hit “Take Me to Church” peaked at No. 2 for three weeks in December 2014-January 2015. “Too Sweet” concurrently leads the multimetric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for a third week each.


Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, as it earns the chart’s top Airplay Gainer award for a third consecutive week (57.4 million, up 14%).

Teddy Swims’ “Lose Control” rises 5-4 on the Hot 100, three weeks after becoming his first No. 1. The single likewise becomes his first leader on Radio Songs (69.7 million, up 6%).

Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” slides 2-5 on the Hot 100, after it reigned for two weeks in early March. It rules the multimetric Hot Country Songs chart for a ninth week, as her album Cowboy Carter tops the Billboard 200 for a second week.

J. Cole’s “7 Minute Drill” debuts at No. 6 on the Hot 100, led by 23.4 million streams. The song is his 13th top 10 and first since Drake’s “First Person Shooter,” on which he’s featured, debuted at No. 1 in October 2023, becoming his first leader.

On “7 Minute Drill,” J. Cole is widely interpreted as responding to Kendrick Lamar’s apparent disses directed at himself and Drake in Future, Metro Boomin and Lamar’s “Like That.” Days after releasing “7 Minute Drill,” J. Cole publicly apologized for the track’s arrival, explaining that it doesn’t “sit right with my spirit.” The song was removed from the streaming edition of his album Might Delete Later on April 12, one day after the end of the latest charts’ tracking week. (As of April 15, the song is still available on the set’s digital download edition.)


Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Jack Harlow’s “Lovin on Me” rebounds 8-7, following, as noted above, six nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1, beginning last December; Ariana Grande’s “We Can’t Be Friends (Wait for Your Love)” climbs 9-8, after it debuted at No. 1 in March; Future, Metro Boomin, Travis Scott and Playboi Carti’s “Type Shit” lifts 10-9, after it arrived at its No. 2 best; and Noah Kahan’s first top 10, “Stick Season,” returns to the region and its highest rank (15-10).

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Billboard’s social accounts, and all charts (dated April 20), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on tomorrow (April 16).

Luminate, the independent data provider to the Billboard charts, completes a thorough review of all data submissions used in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate reviews and authenticates data. In partnership with Billboard, data deemed suspicious or unverifiable is removed, using established criteria, before final chart calculations are made and published.

Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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