Nipsey Hussle links up with J Stone for his latest track called All Get Right. Nipsey is still putting the finishing touches on his delayed project titled TM3: Victory Lap, due out sometime this year.
French luxury brand Givenchy moves into new product categories. This week the brand presents its first watch, the “Seventeen”, designed by Riccardo Tisci. Referring to the designer’s lucky number, the bold and large size watch comes in several colorways, playing with metals and strong colors on the dials. Made of stainless steel, the watches feature a scratch-proof sapphire glass, housing a Swiss made quartz movement.
Look out for a release later this week at select retailers, including colette, priced at about 800 USD.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis notch a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton. Robin Thicke, meanwhile, lands his first Hot 100 top 10, as “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell, roars 11-6, fueled in part by a 3-1 rise on Hot Digital Songs.
“Hold” remains atop the Hot 100 despite not currently leading any of the list’s three main component charts (a feat last managed by Pink’s “Just Give Me a Reason,” featuring Nate Ruess, five weeks ago). “Hold” falls 1-5 after five weeks in charge of Hot Digital Songs, decreasing by 13% to 184,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and 2-3 on Streaming Songs, drawing 5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week (down 11%), according to Nielsen BDS. The cut’s airplay continues to grow, however, as “Hold” pushes 3-2 on Hot 100 Airplay with 131 million all-format audience impressions (up 3%), according to BDS.
With the pair’s prior establishing hit “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz (now at No. 14), having reached the top 10 on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 5 (before it reigned for six weeks), Macklemore and Lewis this week become the only act to place at least one title in the chart’s top 10 each week this year (24 weeks in all in that span). The rapper and producer had shared the feat with Bruno Mars, who’d achieved the distinction with “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man.” (All four songs spent time atop the Hot 100). “Man,” however, falls out of the top tier this week (10-11).
“Hold” racks a seventh week at No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Rap Songs charts.
After four weeks of no movement in the Hot 100′s top three, Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors” contributes to a slight shake-up, lifting 3-2. Passing the No. 3 peak of his previous single “Suit & Tie,” featuring Jay-Z, Timberlake tallies his highest rank since “Dead and Gone,” on which he assisted T.I., peaked at No. 2 in early 2009. He last placed higher as a guest, with Nelly Furtado, on Timbaland’s two-week No. 1 “Give It to Me” in April 2007. A month earlier, he’d crowned the chart with his own “What Goes Around…Comes Around.”
“Mirrors” tops Hot 100 Airplay for a third week (up 2% to 154 million, his best weekly audience for any of his singles), while dropping 9-10 on Hot Digital Songs (131,000, down 7%) and 10-12 on Streaming Songs (3.2 million, down 9%).
“Hold” keeps “Mirrors” from the Hot 100′s top spot despite a 7% downturn in overall chart points; “Mirrors” decreases by 3%.
As Daft Punk’s “Random Access Memories” notches a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the set’s lead single, “Get Lucky,” featuring Pharrell Williams, rises 4-3 with top Streaming Gainer kudos for a third straight week. The track scores a second week at No. 1 on the subscription services-based On-Demand Songs chart (2.2 million, up 2%) and jumps 3-2 on Streaming Songs (5.6 million, up 9%), 5-4 on Hot Digital Songs (190,000, up 5%) and 12-8 on Hot 100 Airplay (64 million, up 22%), marking the duo’s first Hot 100 Airplay top 10. “Lucky” registers a third week at No. 1 on Dance/Electronic Songs and a second on top of Dance Club Songs (3-1), where it’s the first title to claim multiple weeks at the summit since Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris (Nov. 19-26, 2011). (“Found” topped the Hot 100 for 10 weeks, Rihanna’s longest command on the chart.)
P!nk’s previously noted former three-week No. 1 “Reason” descends 2-4 on the Hot 100, while Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise,” featuring Nelly, stays at its No. 5 peak in its 35th week. “Cruise” docks at No. 10 on Hot 100 Airplay (down from No. 9, although with an 11% gain to 62 million). It backtracks 2-3 on Hot Digital Songs (196,000, down 1%) and climbs 16-14 on Streaming Songs (although with a 7% loss to 2.8 million). The track tops Hot Country Songs for a 14th week.
Thicke boasts the lone new entry in the Hot 100′s top 10, as “Blurred Lines” blasts 11-6 with top Airplay Gainer honors. The sultry song surges 46-17 on Hot 100 Airplay with a 68% gain to 48 million. It concurrently becomes his first Hot Digital Songs No. 1 (3-1) via a 20% increase to 229,000. On Streaming Songs, the cut climbs 33-25 (2.1 million, up 16%).
Thicke had previously peaked as high as No. 14 on the Hot 100 with his first entry, “Lost Without U,” in 2007. “Lines” featured act Williams – also at No. 3 on Daft Punk’s “Lucky” – adds his sixth Hot 100 top 10 (after collecting his first four in 2003-06), and his first set of concurrent top 10s, while T.I. tallies his 11th and first since the aforementioned “Dead and Gone” (2009).
“Lines” leads the R&B Songs chart for a third week.
Rounding out the Hot 100′s top 10, Selena Gomez’s “Come & Get It” retreats from its No. 6 peak to No. 7, although it climbs 10-9 on Hot 100 Airplay (64 million, up 18%); Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” rebounds 9-8, while ruling Hot Rock Songs for an 11th week; Icona Pop’s “I Love It,” featuring Charli XCX, regresses to No. 9 from its No. 7 highpoint, although it charges 6-5 on Hot 100 Airplay (89 million, up 5%); and, Rihanna’s former No. 3 hit “Stay,” featuring Mikky Ekko, falls 8-10; since debuting at No. 57 the week of Feb. 23, the ballad has spent its subsequent 16 weeks in the top 10.
Check Billboardbiz tomorrow (June 6), when all rankings, including the Hot 100, Hot Digital Songs, Hot 100 Airplay, Streaming Songs and On-Demand Songs will be refreshed, as they are each Thursday.
Pharrell stopped by the VIBE offices to sit down for a quick chat. Pharrell talks about producing 2 Chainz’s new single Feds Watching. He tells the story of how they linked up in the studio after the Grammys and talks about creating the beat.