Coldplay and BTS continue to make history with their successful collaboration, as they have now achieved a # 1 on the Rolling Stone Chart that neither of the two recognized groups had previously been able to achieve.
“My Universe,” launched at Number One on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Songs chart, dethroning Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy.” This marks both Coldplay and BTS’ first Number One on the chart, and BTS make history as the first Korean act to top the RS 100.
“My Universe” is a pop-funk love song — “You, you are, my universe/And I, just want to put you first” — with arena ambitions; it’s co-written and co-produced by the Top 40 luminary Max Martin. The track amassed just 8.5 million streams, but like many BTS singles, it sold an impressive number of downloads, over 136,000.
Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy,” which features Future and Young Thug, earned roughly three times as many streams, but only 4,100 downloads, falling to Number Two.
Even as “Way 2 Sexy” ended its run at Number One, Drake still maintained four different songs in the Top Ten a month after the release of Certified Lover Boy: His Right Said Fred-sampling hit was joined by “Knife Talk,” “Girls Want Girls,” and “Fair Trade,” each of which pulled in more than 13 million streams. Lil Nas X enjoyed three Top Ten hits on last week’s chart, but this week only one remained — “Industry Baby” with Jack Harlow (Number Four, 20.
6 million streams). The breezy, pop-radio-ready “That’s What I Want” fell to Number 12.
The Kid Laroi’s “Stay” — which has some of the same co-writers as “That’s What I Want” — held strong in the Top Ten as it has for several months. The same goes for Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like,” which streams (13.
3 million) and sells well (19,200), and Glass Animals’ “Heat Wave,” which cracked the Top Ten on last week’s chart after climbing for more than half the year.