Happy Columbus Day weekend! Here is the rundown for the week:
Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj's super-collaboration "Bang Bang" jumps 3-1 on this week's Top 25. This pushes the trio to no. 1 on Pop Songs as well, no. 4 on Digital Songs, and no. 4 on Streaming Songs. This is Jessie J's first chart-topper, and Grande's second ("The Way" debuted at no. 1 last year).
But Minaj is no stranger to the chart's top spot. With "Bang Bang", she breaks the record for the most no. 1 hits ever. This, along with "Love More" (2013), "High School" (2013), "Out of My Mind" (2012), "I Luv Dem Strippers" (2012), "The Boys" (2012)", "Pound the Alarm" (2012) and "Super Bass" (2011), makes Minaj the first artist to score eight no. 1 hits. Among these songs, she is only the lead artist on three of them, and only contributes a verse to the other five. However, it still counts.
Meghan Trainor's "All About That Bass" slips to no. 2 as "Bang Bang" runs past it. "Bass" also falls on Pop Songs and Digital Songs, but jumps 8-3 on Adult Contemporary Songs. Trainor's hit falls 2-3 on Streaming Songs.
Going back to our spiel earlier on Nicki Minaj, her own hit "Anaconda" slithers to a new peak of no. 3 on the Top 25 (as if she needs it). "Anaconda" spends a fourth week atop Hip-Hop Songs. However, it falls 4-7 on Streaming Songs, and falls entirely off the Digital Songs chart (it would have sat at no. 11).
Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off" shakes its way down to no. 4 on the Top 25, and no. 3 on Pop Songs. But the world disagrees, as it sits at no. 1 on both Digital Songs and Streaming Songs.
Other achievements worth mentioning: