Wiz Khalifa Leads Bruno Mars, T-Wayne, And Maroon 5 On Billboard’s ‘Hot 100’

It is another great week for Wiz Khalifa, who leads Billboard‘s Hot 100 for a fourth week with “When I See You Again.” Billboard summarizes the song’s all-across-the-board success.

“‘Again,’ released on Atlantic Records and promoted to radio by Roadrunner Promotions, spends a fifth week at No. 1 on the Digital Songs chart with 285,000 downloads sold (down 10 percent) in the week ending May 3, according to Nielsen Music. The track posts a fourth week at No. 1 on both Streaming Songs (24 million U.S. streams, essentially even from last week) and the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (8 million, down 8 percent).”

Wiz Khalifa recently talked about the success of “See You Again” to BET.

It’s cool. No. 1 records are always good for having s**t that people can celebrate and feel good about. And it’s a really dope song too. The fact that it connects with so many people, that’s what is really, really important for me so I’m f**king with it.”

Wiz Khalifa also tells BET that he thought about his family while writing the song.

“My whole objective was to make something that everybody can connect with. It feels personal, but it’s something that everybody can feel too. It’s not so personal that you’re disconnected to it. Basically, that was my mindframe for it. Think about family in general. Not necessarily my family or someone else’s family that everybody goes through in that situation.”

Wiz Khalifa may soon beat Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk,” which drops to No. 3 this week, for song of the year. However, Khalifa still has to score 10 more weeks at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 in order to achieve that feat. Chart followers believe there is a good chance that it will. Perhaps T-Wayne will eventually take over with his hot hit “Nasty Freestyle.” Billboard notes the song’s achievement.

“Rapper T-Wayne rockets into the Hot 100’s top 10 with ‘Nasty Freestyle’ (17-9). His debut anthem has been fueled by user-generated viral clips of the Whip dance featuring the song. Claiming the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer trophy for a second week, the track flies 10-3 on Streaming Songs, doubling to 12.8 million streams. It also vaults 11-4 on Digital Songs, up by 29 percent to 106,000. (Radio airplay makes up less than 1 percent of the single’s Hot 100 points.)”

Maroon 5’s “Sugar” fell victim to Wiz Khalifa’s hit and became stuck at No. 2. This week, it falls to No. 6. The question for next week isn’t if Khalifa’s “See You Again” will top the charts, it’s a question of by how much it will top the Billboard Hot 100.

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