• Elton John Extends Span of Top 40 Hot 100 Hits to 50 Years, Thanks to ‘Cold Heart' With Dua Lipa

    8 days ago - By Billboard

    Elton John makes a record return to the Billboard Hot 100 's top 40, as “Cold Heart ,” with Dua Lipa , jumps from No. 46 to No. 32 on the chart dated Oct. 16, 2021.
    With the climb, which sparks John's first top 40 Hot 100 hit since “Written in the Stars,” with LeAnn Rimes, in April 1999, he expands his career span of top 40 entries to 50 years and 10 months, dating to the first week in the region for “Your Song,” his first of 58 top 40 hits, on the chart dated Dec. 19, 1970.
    John now claims the longest span of top 40 Hot 100 appearances, excluding holiday fare. He passes the late Michael...
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  • WizKid, Tems ‘Essence' First Nigerian Song To Hit Top 10 On Hot 100 charts

    WizKid, Tems ‘Essence' First Nigerian Song To Hit Top 10 On Hot 100 charts

    8 days ago - By Urban Islandz

    WizKid and Tem's collab “Essence” creates history as the first Nigerian song in history to reach the top 10 on
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  • Five Burning Questions: Wizkid's ‘Essence' With Tems and Justin Bieber Hits Hot 100's Top 10

    8 days ago - By Billboard

    The path of Wizkid 's “Essence” to the top 10 has been a long one, dating back to the song's original release on his Made in Lagos album nearly a full year ago - and in ways, dating back far longer than that, to start of the long-cresting Afrobeats wave on stateside shores many years earlier.
    This week, the song climbs 11-10 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its 14th week on the chart, marking Wizkid's first appearance in the chart's top tier as a lead artist - though he'd previously visited it as a guest on Drake's “One Dance,” a ten-week Hot 100-topper in 2016. It's the first appearance of any...
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