The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber’s ‘Stay’ Hits No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 (2024)

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The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber‘s “Stay” rises to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart, from No. 4, in its fourth week on the survey. The duet marks The Kid LAROI’s first leader on the list and Bieber’s eighth.

Meanwhile, The Kid LAROI becomes the first Australian-born solo male to top the Hot 100 since Rick Springfield with “Jessie’s Girl” just over 40 years ago.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated Aug. 14) will update on tomorrow (Aug. 10). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram.

“Stay,” released July 9 on Raymond Braun/Columbia Records/Def Jam, is the 1,127th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history. Here’s a deeper look at its coronation.

Streams, airplay & sales: “Stay” drew 31.9 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 16%) and 30.9 million U.S. streams (up 1%) and sold 14,400 downloads (up 70%), aided by a discount to 69 cents, in the week ending Aug. 5, according to MRC Data.

The track rebounds 2-1 for a third week atop the Streaming Songs chart, jumps 9-5 on Digital Song Sales, as it wins top Sales Gainer honors on the Hot 100, and pushes 25-19 on Radio Songs.

The Kid LAROI’s first No. 1, Bieber’s eighth: The Kid LAROI lands his first Hot 100 No. 1, among three top 10s. He hit a prior No. 8 best peak with “Without You,” with Miley Cyrus, in May.

Bieber achieves his eighth Hot 100 leader. Here’s a recap:

“What Do You Mean?,” one week at No. 1, beginning Sept. 19, 2015
“Sorry,” three, Jan. 23, 2016
“Love Yourself,” two, Feb. 13, 2016
“I’m the One,” DJ Khaled feat. Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne, one, May 20, 2017
“Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Bieber, 16, May 23, 2017
“Stuck With U,” with Ariana Grande, one, May 23, 2020
“Peaches,” feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, one, April 3, 2021
“Stay,” The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, one to-date, Aug. 14, 2021

Dating to his first week at No. 1 on the Hot 100 nearly six years ago, Bieber breaks out of a tie with Drake for the most leaders since.

Bieber & Drake dominate among Canadians: Bieber and Drake, meanwhile, now share the record for the most No. 1s among Canadians over the Hot 100’s history, a leaderboard that has been transformed in recent years, thanks to the pair and, in third place, The Weeknd.

Here’s an updated rundown of the Canadian artists with the most Hot 100 No. 1s:

8, Justin Bieber
8, Drake
6, The Weeknd
4, Bryan Adams
4, Celine Dion
3, Nelly Furtado
2, Paul Anka


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Down under, up above: The Kid LAROI, born and raised in New South Wales, is the first Australian-born artist to lead the Hot 100 since Sia (born in Adelaide) reigned for four weeks in August 2016 with “Cheap Thrills,” featuring Sean Paul.

Plus, The Kid LAROI is the first Australian-born solo male to top the Hot 100 in just over 40 years, since Rick Springfield (born in South Wentworthville, a suburb of Sydney) ruled the charts dated Aug. 1 and 8, 1981, with “Jessie’s Girl.” The two are the only Australian-born solo males ever to lead the Hot 100.

(Born Charlton Howard, The Kid LAROI took his stage name as a nod to his family’s heritage in the Kamilaroi tribe, part of the larger Aboriginal community in Australia.)

At seventeen (still): The Kid LAROI was born Aug. 17, 2003, making him the most-recently-born artist to hit No. 1 on the Hot 100. Thus, his age as of the Aug. 14, 2021-dated chart: three days shy of his 18th birthday. He’s the youngest artist to lead the survey since Jawsh 685 was 17 years, 11 months and two weeks old when “Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat),” with Jason Derulo and BTS, topped the Oct. 17, 2020, chart.

Columbia triples up at No. 1: Columbia Records claims the Hot 100’s last three No. 1s, as “Stay” follows BTS’ “Butter” and “Permission to Dance.” No label had run up such a streak since Interscope Records linked three in April-October 2009: Lady Gaga’s “Poker Face” and The Black Eyed Peas’ “Boom Boom Pow” and “I Gotta Feeling.”

Kid stuff: The Kid LAROI is the fourth “Kid”-named act to top the Hot 100, after New Kids on the Block (three No. 1s), WizKid and Kid Cudi (one each). No kidding.

(Honorable mention to the one such No. 1 song title: Eagles’ “New Kid in Town,” in 1977.)

Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U,” which commanded the Hot 100 in its debut week in May, rebounds 3-2 and Dua Lipa’s “Levitating,” featuring DaBaby, rises 5-3, after reaching No. 2, as it adds a seventh week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (77.8 million, down 3%).


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Notably, “Levitating” logs a 31st week in the Hot 100’s top 10, tying for the ninth-longest stay in the chart’s top tier.

Most weeks in Hot 100’s top 10:
57, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, No. 1 peak (four weeks), beginning April 4, 2020
39, “Circles,” Post Malone, No. 1 (three weeks), Nov. 30, 2019
33, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” Post Malone & Swae Lee, No. 1 (one week), Jan. 19, 2019
33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, No. 1 (seven weeks), Sept. 29, 2018
33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, No. 1 (12 weeks), Jan. 28, 2017
32, “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, No. 1 (one week), Dec. 8, 2018
32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, No. 1 (12 weeks), Sept. 3, 2016
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, Dec. 13, 1997
31, “Levitating,” Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby, No. 2, May 22, 2021
31, “Mood,” 24kGoldn feat. iann dior, No. 1 (eight weeks), Oct. 24, 2020
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, No. 1 (14 weeks), Jan. 17, 2015

BTS’ “Butter” drops to No. 4 after nine weeks atop the Hot 100. It posts a 10th week at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (79,200, down 30%) and returns to its No. 20 high on Radio Songs (31.6 million, up 4%).

Ed Sheeran’s “Bad Habits” holds at its No. 5 Hot 100 best and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More,” featuring SZA, keeps at No. 6, after hitting No. 3.


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Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow’s “Industry Baby” slides to No. 7 on the Hot 100 a week after launching at No. 2, although it dons the chart’s top Airplay Gainer ribbon, up 290% to 11.5 million in radio reach. It leads the multi-metric and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same methodology as the Hot 100, for a second week each.

Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Lil Nas X’s former one-week No. 1 “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” repeats at No. 8; Olivia Rodrigo’s “Deja Vu” rebounds 10-9, after reaching No. 3; and The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” returns to the region (11-10), after a week at the summit.

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Aug. 14), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will refresh on tomorrow (Aug. 10).

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