Mariah Carey’s ‘Christmas’ Climbs to No. Three on Billboard Hot 100, Ariana Grande’s ‘Next’ Leads for Seventh Week

Below Grande's "Thank U, Next," Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" is the primary top-five vacation hit on the Hot 100 in 60 years. Plus, three extra seasonal classics hit the highest 10 for the primary time.

Ariana Grande's "Thank U, Next" tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 5, 2019) for a seventh week.

Meanwhile, a file 4 vacation songs infuse the Hot 100's high 10 concurrently, led by Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which dashes from No. 7 to No. Three, turning into simply the second yuletide tune ever to hit the Hot 100's high 5, and the primary in almost 60 years. It additionally takes over as the primary vacation No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, with a file weekly sum for a seasonal track.

Plus, Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" claims the file for the longest journey to the Hot 100's high 10 (60 years and two weeks), leaping 13-Eight after it first appeared on the chart in 1958; Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" rolls 11-9, turning into her first high 10 since 1963, as she ends the longest break between high 10s for a feminine artist; and, Burl Ives returns to the Hot 100's high 10 after an total record-breaking hole of 56 years, seven months and two weeks, as "A Holly Jolly Christmas" rises 12-10.

Let's sleigh journey by way of the highest 10 of the latest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital gross sales information. All charts will replace on Billboard.com tomorrow (Jan. 2).

Grande's "Next," launched on Republic Records, and which debuted atop the Nov. 17-dated Hot 100, turning into her first No. 1 on the chart, rebounds Four-Three on the Digital Song Sales chart (which it led for 2 weeks), up 86 % to 43,000 downloads offered within the week ending Dec. 27, based on Nielsen Music; all however two titles on the 50-position Digital Song Sales tally present features, because of sturdy vacation buying (each earlier than Christmas Day and certain helped after by reward card redemptions).

"Next" holds at No. 5 on Radio Songs (90 million viewers impressions, up Four %, within the week ending Dec. 30) and tumbles to No. 9 on Streaming Songs, after seven weeks at No. 1 (37.9 million U.S. streams, down 13 %, within the week ending Dec. 27).

Halsey's "Without Me" spends a 3rd week at its No. 2 Hot 100 excessive. It leads Digital Song Sales for a sixth week (47,000, up 27 %); repeats at No. Four on Radio Songs (91.Eight million, up Four %); and drops Eight-12 on Streaming Songs (32 million, primarily even week-over-week).

The hole once more narrows between the Hot 100's high two songs, as "Next" will increase by 2 % in total exercise, whereas "Without Me" features by 5 %.

First top-five Hot 100 vacation hit in 60 years / First vacation Streaming Songs No. 1: Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You," which two weeks earlier grew to become the highest-charting vacation season-themed hit on the Hot 100 in nearly 60 years, now turns into the primary such track to achieve the highest 5 in that span, jingling 7-Three, passing its prior No. 6 peak. The carol joins "The Chipmunk Song," by David Seville & The Chipmunks, which spent 4 weeks at No. 1 starting Dec. 22, 1958, as the one two top-five vacation hits within the Hot 100's 60-year historical past.

"Christmas" guidelines the Holiday 100 (for a 35th week of the chart's 40 weeks of existence, since its 2011 launch) and turns into the primary vacation hit ever to achieve No. 1 on Streaming Songs (which started in January 2013). Winning the Hot 100's high Streaming Gainer award, it pushes Three-1 on Streaming Songs, up 49 % to 51.9 million U.S. streams within the week ending Dec. 27, a brand new file weekly complete for a seasonal track.

"Christmas" additionally features on Digital Song Sales (16,000, up 13 %, though it falls 11-17), whereas plunging 18-43 on Radio Songs (24.2 million, down 41 %), because the latter chart's monitoring week coated 5 full days after Christmas (Dec. 24-30); conversely, all vacation titles sport features on Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales, each of which mirror the Dec. 21-27 monitoring week.

"Christmas" first appeared on Carey's 1994 album Merry Christmas, which concurrently makes its first look within the high 10 of the Billboard 200 since its unique season of launch.

Meanwhile, because of Grande, Halsey and Carey, girls in lead roles monopolize the Hot 100's high three concurrently for the primary time in over 4 years; on the Nov. 29, 2014-dated chart, Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" rose Three-1, supplanting her personal "Shake It Off" (1-Three), marking the first self-replacement at No. 1 by a feminine artist, and Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" held at No. 2.

Travis Scott's "Sicko Mode," which topped the Dec. Eight-dated Hot 100, drops Three-Four, whereas main the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts for a 10th week every. Rounding out the Hot 100's high 5, Post Malone and Swae Lee's "Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse)" slips a spot from its No. Four excessive to No. 5.

Panic! on the Disco's "High Hopes" holds at No. 6 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 5, and guidelines Hot Rock Songs for a ninth week and Radio Songs for a sixth body (124.6 million, down 1 %). Marshmello and Bastille's "Happier" drops 5-7 on the Hot 100, after hitting No. Three, because it tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a 15th week.

Longest journey to Hot 100's high 10: Bobby Helms' "Jingle Bell Rock" units the file for the longest journey to the Hot 100's high 10: 60 years and two weeks. It jingle-hops 13-Eight after first showing on the Hot 100 dated Dec. 22, 1958, simply after the chart's Aug. Four, 1958, origin; Helms first launched the track for the 1957 vacation season. It surges 11-2 on Streaming Songs, up 53 % to 44.2 million U.S. streams.

Helms, who died in 1997, seems within the Hot 100's high 10 for the primary time. He charted two different titles: "Borrowed Dreams" (No. 60 peak, August 1958) and "The Fool and the Angel" (No. 75, January 1959). As "Dreams" debuted on the third Hot 100 ever (dated Aug. 18, 1958), Helms ends the longest look forward to an artist's first high 10: 60 years, 4 months and two weeks.

Brenda Lee's "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" two-steps 11-9 on the Hot 100, additionally reaching the highest 10 ultimately; initially launched in 1958, it first appeared on the Hot 100 dated Dec. 12, 1960, reaching No. 14 two weeks later, its greatest rank till final week. On Streaming Songs, "Tree" rises 12-Three (44.9 million, up 50 %).

Lee, who celebrated her 74th birthday Dec. 11, provides her 13th Hot 100 high 10 and first since 1963, when "Losing You" reached No. 6. Her 55-year and seven-month break between high 10s is the longest amongst girls and second total to the track that enters the area straight under …

Longest break between Hot 100 high 10s: Burl Ives returns to the Hot 100's high 10 after a record-breaking 56 years, seven months and two weeks, as "A Holly Jolly Christmas" climbs 12-10. The monitor bounds 9-Four on Streaming Songs (42.6 million, up 36 %).

Ives, who handed away in 1995, rewrites the mark for the longest wait between Hot 100 high 10s held … for per week by Andy Williams, who final week posthumously ended a 47-year, eight-month and three-week break between high 10s, when "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" rose 13-10 (earlier than retreating to No. 13 this week).

Ives had final hit the Hot 100's high 10 in 1962, together with his sole two different high 10s: "Funny Way of Laughin' " (No. 10 peak that May) and "A Little Bitty Tear" (No. 9, that February).

All-time vacation high 10s on the Hot 100: Helms, Lee and Ives add simply the seventh, eighth and ninth yuletide hits ever to achieve the Hot 100's high 10 (with the rise of streaming aiding their, and Carey's, ascents).

Highest-Charting Holiday Songs within the Hot 100's History
No. 1, 4 weeks, starting Dec. 22, 1958, "The Chipmunk Song," by David Seville & The Chipmunks
No. Three, Jan. 5, 2019, "All I Want for Christmas Is You," Mariah Carey
No. 7, Jan. Eight, 2000, "Auld Lang Syne," Kenny G
No. 7, Jan. 6, 1990, "This One's for the Children," New Kids on the Block
No. Eight, Jan. 5, 2019, "Jingle Bell Rock," Bobby Helms
No. 9, Jan. 5, 2019, "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," Brenda Lee
No. 9, Feb. 21, 1981, "Same Old Lang Syne," Dan Fogelberg
No. 10, Jan. 5, 2019, "A Holly Jolly Christmas," Burl Ives
No. 10, Dec. 29, 2018, "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," Andy Williams

As for vacation songs and their eligibility, or lack thereof, for the Hot 100 through the years, chart historian Joel Whitburn notes in his guide Christmas in the Charts, "From 1963 by way of 1972, and from 1983 by way of 1985 [with minimal exceptions], Billboard printed a seasonal Christmas Singles chart and didn't chart Christmas singles on the Hot 100." Per present Hot 100 guidelines, in place lately, older songs, together with seasonal titles, can rank within the high 50 if experiencing vital multi-metric features, and a number of vacation requirements re-enter or debut every season.

(Meanwhile, as seen by Billboard senior director of charts Keith Caulfield, because of the inflow of vacation titles, no artists sporting a featured billing seem within the Hot 100's high 10 for the primary time in over 4 years, since a two-week span of solely lead acts on the charts dated Nov. 29 and Dec. 6, 2014.)

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