Silk Sonic or J. Cole Has the No. 1 Music, Relying on the Chart

What is the No. 1 tune in the nation? These days, it depends on the…

What is the No. 1 tune in the nation? These days, it depends on the chart.

On Wednesday, Billboard announced, after a two-working day hold off, that “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic, the new retro-soul job of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak, achieved the leading spot on the Warm 100, the magazine’s singles chart and the marketplace regular due to the fact 1958.

But days before, the competing Rolling Stone 100 crowned J. Cole’s new “Interlude” as its No. 1, with “Leave the Doorway Open” just No. 10. On Billboard’s most up-to-date chart, “Interlude” reached only as superior as No. 8.

Even additional strange, the two charts are now owned by the same organization. When Rolling Stone launched its rankings in 2019, they were being positioned as rivals to Billboard’s, with distinct info sources and methodologies. Rolling Stone chart positions are frequently hyped by followers and push agents, but have not proved a important problem to Billboard’s authority.

Final yr, a deal involving the publishers of Rolling Stone and Billboard introduced the two businesses beneath a new joint enterprise, P-MRC. Jay Penske, the youthful media entrepreneur who represents 50 percent that offer, controls all those publications as section of a portfolio that now also incorporates The Hollywood Reporter, Range, Deadline, WWD and Vibe. P-MRC also has a 50 percent stake in the South by Southwest festivals.

A spokeswoman for MRC Data, Billboard’s monitoring arm, mentioned the delay in the magazine’s Incredibly hot 100 was a outcome of details anomalies that were being investigated by its chart authorities, and was not connected to Rolling Stone owning a conflicting track at No. 1. It is also not the initial discrepancy: Early this calendar year, Olivia Rodrigo’s blockbuster “Drivers License” topped the Billboard chart for 8 weeks, but Rolling Stone’s for only five.

Rolling Stone seems to be at songs’ gross sales and level of popularity on audio streaming services, but not radio for the Incredibly hot 100, Billboard considers sales, audio and video clip streams, alongside with radio spins. Still a persistent head-scratcher in the songs environment is why the same enterprise maintains two different and competing charts.

In a gradual week for albums, the Memphis rapper Moneybagg Yo reclaims the No. 1 place on the Billboard 200 chart with “A Gangsta’s Suffering.” It had the equal of 61,000 gross sales in the United States, primarily from streaming, in accordance to MRC Knowledge. “A Gangsta’s Ache,” which had opened at the best two weeks back, then dipped to No. 2, experienced the least expensive sales quantity for a No. 1 album because early January, when Taylor Swift’s “Evermore” notched its third time at the top with 56,000 income in the post-holiday doldrums.

Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” is in next spot, when final week’s top seller, DJ Khaled’s “Khaled Khaled,” falls to No. 3 in its next week out. Justin Bieber’s “Justice” is No. 4.

Dua Lipa is in fifth position with her album “Future Nostalgia.” Lipa’s music “Levitating,” featuring the rapper DaBaby, is No. 2 on Billboard’s singles chart many thanks in part to its attractiveness on TikTok.