Sia & Sean Paul End Drake’s #1 Reign On Hot 100
Drake’s “One Dance” has probably become the de facto song of the summer due to there being no other viable options, but the song just got bumped from the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 after 10 nonconsecutive weeks. Sia’s “Cheap Thrills,” which features Sean Paul, has replaced it. Billboard notes that this is Sia’s first #1 hit — somehow “Chandelier” didn’t make it up there, though she spent a few weeks at the top as the co-writer of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” — and Sean Paul’s first #1 since 2006’s “Temperature.” (It’s his fourth in total.) “Thrills” has taken its sweet time heading up to #1, having spent 23 weeks creeping up the charts previously.
It’s unclear if Drake’s dethroning will stick: Views spent nine weeks on the Billboard 200 before being bumped down for Blink-182, but it was back in the top position the following week. And even “One Dance” was knocked out of the top spot by Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” after just one week, only to return to #1 for another nine weeks.