Raury is 19
Joey Bada$$ is 20
Phora is 20
Earl Sweatshirt is 21
Vic Mensa is 22
PARTYNEXTDOOR is 22
Rejjie Snow is 22
Vince staples is 22
Chance the rapper is 22
Mac Miller is 23
Travi$ Scott is 23
Tyler the creator is 24
Mick Jenkins is 24
Logic is 25
The Weeknd is 25
Raleight Ritchie is 25
A$AP Rocky is 26
Chris Brown is 26
Frank Ocean is 27
Wiz Khalifa is 27
Jhene Aiko is 27
Big Sean is 27
Drake is 28
Kendrick Lamar is 28
Wale is 30
J. Cole is 30
Kid Cudi is 31
Childish Gambino is 31
Macklemore is 32
Kanye is 38
Jay Z is 45
Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100 this week?
One Direction, “Drag Me Down” After debuting on the Hot 100 at No. 3 three weeks ago, with monstrous first-week sales of 350,000, the song had fallen to Nos. 26 and 31 in its second and third frames. Now in its fourth week, it reverses course, rebounding to No. 14 following the Aug. 20 release of its official video. The track zooms 13-6 on Digital Songs, up by 28 percent to 68,000 downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 27, according to Nielsen Music, and rockets 41-11 on Streaming Songs (9.3 million U.S. streams, up 126 percent).
Hailee Steinfeld, “Love Myself” The actress/singer’s debut single surges 74-52 in its third week on the Hot 100. It debuts on Digital Songs at No. 28 (35,000, up 78 percent), while lifting 25-21 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, up by 18 percent in plays.
Nick Jonas, “Levels” Jonas follows his No. 7 Hot 100 hit “Jealous” and the No. 13-peaking “Chains” as “Levels” debuts at No. 87. The single should jump on next week’s Hot 100 (dated Sept. 19) following the premiere of its official video Sunday, Aug. 30, the same day that Jonas performed the song on the MTV Video Music Awards pre-show.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Downtown,” featuring Eric Nally, Melle Mel, Kool Moe Dee & Grandmaster Caz The pair returns to the Hot 100 at No. 94, and, as previously reported, should vault next week with the retro-hip-hop/pop song after its Aug. 27 video premiere and a first full week of radio and retail tracking. Macklemore & Lewis arrived with four top 15 hits in 2013, including the No. 1 smashes “Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz (six weeks at No. 1), and “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton (five).
Kool Moe Dee, meanwhile, makes his first Hot 100 appearance since 1999, when Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” (featuring Dru Hill and Kool Moe Dee) topped the chart for a week that July. That track reworks Kool Moe Dee’s song of the same name, which reached No. 62 in 1988; it also samples Stevie Wonder’s classic “I Wish.”
Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, “Cecilia and the Satellite” After breaking through in the bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin, McMahon hits the Hot 100 under his new billing, as the midtempo track bows at No. 99. With airplay accounting for the majority of its activity, the cut has hit No. 5 on Alternative Songs, No. 7 on Adult Alternative Songs, No. 13 on Adult Pop Songs and No. 25 on Adult Contemporary.
The song is an ode to McMahon’s one-year-old daughter Cecilia, meant to chronicle his life and make clear that, “through all the things my eyes have seen, the best by far is you.” “I wanted to be really candid,” he says. “I wanted her to be able to look back and know who her dad was before she was born, the successes and the failures, and for her to know I’d be there for her through the highs and lows.”
P!nk took to her private instagram, bethwsh, to talk about the VMA’s and how she was embarrassed. She stated:
I felt embarrassed and sad. And old. We’re getting old. But in all seriousness; I felt sad because music is supposed to inspire. It saved my life. This trash won’t save any kids life. In a world that is even scarier and with lives still worth saving, who will stand up and have soul? Disenfranchised to say the least. Let down by my industry peers. Beside Macklemore and phar. and bieber (pre-sob fest) and the weekend, Tori Kelly was dope too. The rest was gross and embarrassing and hard for this aging pop star to believe.”
Couldn’t agree more! The VMA’s blew this year and was very disgusting.
almost every year i decide what to do for halloween the day of especially at college because of it being right before nekocon and me being in cosplay crunch but i have this shit fucking planned im so fucking pumped for halloween to be macklemore
Nicki Minaj: The ultimate realness in music, earned everything she has and always speaks truth. People are flocking to her side for good reason.
Miley Cyrus: Pure evil, selfish, pretentious, exploits social causes, basically a pariah in American culture.
Kanye West: Very talented with good intentions but just a hot head, lost in his own thoughts, but still a mad genius nonetheless.
Tori Kelly: One of the best vocalists in 2015 that no one knows about, because she can’t live up to the antics of the rest.
The Weeknd: The next monster R&B artist, portrays the darkest side of love and the world.
Taylor Swift: The best hope we have for young people to aspire to be in the music industry. How she puts up with the Miley’s and the Kanye’s of the world is remarkable.
Macklemore: Completely overcriticized; exceptionally talented but painted as a “white rapper” so will always be looked at skeptically despite creating very smart, solid music.
Justin Bieber: His own antics clearly exhausted himself over the years, but will hopefully switch his focus to creating enjoyable, refreshing pop music.
Iggy Azalea: It’s just become the cool thing to dislike her, but a lot of posers LOVED her when her debut album came out. Now they all just flip flopped so it’s hard to take them seriously. You can’t understand what she says at all…but not worthy of hate honestly.
Twenty One Pilots: LISTEN TO THEM. THEY CLOSED THE SHOW FOR A REASON. Hip-hop combined with pop rock in the most musical festival-y way possible. They are brilliant.