Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’ Tops Billboard Hot 100 for Second Week, Post Malone’s ‘Circles’ Debuts in Top 10

CHART BEAT Plus, Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello’s “Señorita,” at No. 2 on the Hot 100, takes over atop the Radio Songs chart. Lizzo tallies a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her first leader on the list, “Truth Hurts.” Plus, Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello’s former Hot 100 No. 1 “Señorita,” at No. 2, takes over as the most-heard song on U.S. radio, lifting 3-1 on the Radio Songs chart, and Post Malone ‘s “Circles” launches at No. 7 on the Hot 100. Let’s run down the top 10 of the Hot 100 (dated Sept. 14), which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Sept. 10). “Truth Hurts,” released on Nice Life/Atlantic Records, spends a second week atop the Digital Song Sales chart, although down 28% to 38,000 sold in the week ending Sept. 5, according to Nielsen Music. (A week earlier, the song was helped by Lizzo’s performance on the MTV Video Music Awards ; a four-song set on NBC’s Today ; and two newly released versions: a DaBaby remix and a CID remix). On Streaming Songs , the track hits a new high, rising 4-3 with a 1% gain to 34.7 million U.S. streams in the week ending Sept. 5. It holds at its No. 4 best on Radio Songs, up 6% to 103.9 million audience impressions in the week ending Sept. 8. “Truth Hurts” concurrently notches a third week at No. 1 on both the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs genre charts (which employ the same methodology as the Hot 100). Mendes and Cabello’s “Señorita” holds at No. 2 on the Hot 100, after topping the Aug. 31-dated chart. It reaches the Radio Songs summit with a 2% gain to 109.5 million in audience, becoming Mendes’ first leader on the list and Cabello’s second, after “Havana” (featuring Young Thug), which logged four weeks on top in December 2017-January 2018. Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy,” which led the Hot 100 dated Aug. 24, keeps at No. 3; Lil Tecca’s “Ran$om” reaches the top five (6-4), as it spends a third week atop Streaming Songs (49.4 million, down 1%); Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, repeats at No. 5 on the Hot 100, after it dominated for a record 19 weeks ; and Chris Brown’s “No Guidance,” featuring Drake, returns to its Hot 100 high (7-6), while notching a second week at No. 1 on Hot R&B Songs . Post Malone’s “Circles” soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 7, as it begins at No. 2 on Digital Song Sales (29,000 sold) and No. 5 on Streaming Songs (30.8 million streams), while nearing Radio Songs (17.9 million impressions). Post Malone earns his eighth Hot 100 top 10, and sixth to debut in the top tier. Here’s a recap: Title, Peak Pos., Peak Date (Debut Pos.) “Congratulations,” feat. Quavo, No. 8, July 8, 2017 (No. 83) “Rockstar,” feat. […]

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