"Wiz Khalifa's 'See You Again,' featuring Charlie Puth, matches an historic mark, as it leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a 12th week. With its latest frame on top, it ties the record for the longest run at No. 1 ever for a rap single."If Khalifa can hold on for four more weeks, he will tie Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men for the longest-running No. 1 song in chart history. From 1995 to 1996, Carey and Boyz II Men spent 16 weeks at No. 1 with "One Sweet Day." Billboard notes that "See You Again" remains No. 1, even though it doesn't hold at No. 1 for any of the chart components such as airplay, sales, or even streaming. Wiz Khalifa fell seven percent in airplay, four percent in streaming, and 18 percent in sales.
The song to watch for on Billboard's Hot 100 is "Cheerleader" by Omi, which has already been a smash worldwide. The song moves up to the No. 2 position this week and is the No. 1 selling song in the country. It's quite possible Omi could rise to the top next week.
Also in the wings with Wiz Khalifa and Omi is Taylor Swift, whose "Bad Blood" is the most played song in the states this week. Despite hitting No. 1 a week after its video release, the song has dropped to No. 3 since, but it is still holding on strong. However, Billboard indicates that Omi's "Cheerleader" is the one that will likely take over Wiz Khalifa's position.
Speaking of Taylor Swift, Time reports that she joined the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse for a photo.
"A tweet from X-Men: Apocalypse writer/producer Simon Kinberg shows Swift hanging with him, Sophie Turner (Jean Grey), and James McAvoy (Professor X, bald head and all). 'Haters gonna hate,' the photo's caption reads."Taylor appears very happy in this picture and other recent ones -- she has a right to be. Her London Hyde Park concert not only attracted a sellout crowd of 65,000 people, but earned high praise from such sources as Glamour and Digital Spy.
Even if "Bad Blood" doesn't move past Omi and Wiz Khalifa on Billboard's chart, Taylor Swift will likely top the charts again with her next single, which hasn't been announced despite various rumors. Meanwhile, next week's race between Wiz Khalifa and Omi to top Billboard's Hot 100 will be a nail biter.
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