Meghan Trainor Tops Hot 100 For Eighth Week

Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” commands the Billboard Hot 100 for an eighth week, rewriting the record for the longest-ruling No. 1 ever released on Epic Records. It also becomes the longest-leading No. 1 by a woman this year.
With its eighth week atop the Hot 100, “Bass” breaks the mark for the longest-leading No. 1 single in Epic Records history. How does she earn the honor? By passing the King of Pop: “Bass” bests two Michael Jackson smashes released on the label that each led for seven weeks: 1983’s “Billie Jean” and 1991’s “Black or White.”

“Bass” additionally jumps past Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” featuring Charli XCX, for the longest Hot 100 rule by a woman this year. “Fancy” led for seven frames in June/July. Among all No. 1s, only Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” has spent more time on top, 10 weeks, in 2014. (The last No. 1 by a woman to top the Hot 100 for longer than eight weeks? Lorde’s “Royals,” which led for nine in October-December 2013.)

“Bass” holds at No. 1 on the Hot 100 thanks to its leading rank on Streaming Songs for an eighth week and its return to the top of the Digital Songs chart (3-1), which it crowns for a seventh total week. The song drew 13.2 million U.S. streams (up 2 percent) in the tracking week, according to Nielsen BDS, and sold 143,000 downloads (down 3 percent), per Nielsen SoundScan. It keeps at No. 2 on Radio Songs, after three weeks at No. 1, with 138 million in all-format audience (down 5 percent).

Trainor additionally debuts at No. 93 on the Hot 100 with follow-up “Lips Are Movin,” from her debut full-length album, Title, due Jan. 13. (Now available for pre-order, it’s replaced Trainor’s four-song EP of the same name on iTunes and Amazon; the EP reached No. 15 on the Billboard 200 last month. “Bass” appears on both versions of Title, while “Lips” is new to the full-length.)

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