Wiz Khalifa is at No. 1 for the ninth week with “See You Again” and is about to make music history. Billboard broke the news this morning.
“And, as it extends its run atop the Hot 100, ‘Again’ moves to within a week of matching the longest run at No. 1 ever for a rap hit (defined as a title that has appeared on Hot Rap Songs).”
Billboard goes on to note that Wiz Khalifa’s hit spends a sixth week atop the Radio Songs chart with an approximate audience of 163 million. It is the second most streamed song and falls from No. 4 to No. 7 on the Digital Songs chart.
“Vincent — who you can follow on Instagram at @TheAmazingLifeOfVincent — is Wiz Khalifa’s just-over-one-year-old French Bulldog. And the Instagram handle is no lie: He’s amazing and so is his life.”
Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” once again trails “See You Again” on the charts at No. 2. According to Billboard, the margin of victory is smaller between the two songs than it was the week before. “Bad Blood” spends a fifth week at No. 2 after hitting No. 1. Even if Taylor Swift doesn’t take over Wiz Khalifa, she really has nothing to lose since “Bad Blood” has become the third No. 1 song on the 1989 album.
Speaking of Swift, Time just described how she has saved Apple Music. They quoted from a letter she wrote to CEO Tim Cook.
“I’m sure you are aware that Apple Music will be offering a free 3 month trial to anyone who signs up for the service. I’m not sure you know that Apple Music will not be paying writers, producers, or artists for those three months. I find it to be shocking, disappointing, and completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company.”
It’s obvious that Cook listened to Swift; Apple changed it’s decision and will now be paying artists, songwriters, producers, etc. for the three-month trial period. It’s still a mystery how much money the artists will actually get, but at least Apple is moving into the right direction.
Wiz Khalifa and Taylor Swift may take the No. 1 and No. 2 positions next week on Billboard‘s Hot 100, but they will have some competition. Omi’s “Cheerleader” moves from No. 4 to No. 3 and is currently No. 2 on iTunes. Selena Gomez debuted at No. 9 this week with “Good for You.” Do you think Wiz Khalifa can hang in for another week? Let us know in the comments section.
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