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Maroon 5 finally knocks Drake out of #1; first non-rap song since January to top chart


Republic RecordsIt’s been a long haul but Maroon 5 has finally managed to rise from the #2 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 to #1, dethroning Drake after 10 weeks.

Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” has been hanging out at #2 for six weeks, patiently waiting while Drake racked up week after record week with “In My Feelings.”  But now, Drizzy’s smash has dropped to #2.

In ascending to number one, “Girls Like You” has ended a record 34-week streak of nothing but rap songs atop the Billboard Hot 100.  The last time a pop song was #1 was way back in January, when Camila Cabello’s “Havana” was on top. 

After that, the #1 spot was occupied by Drake’s “God’s Plan,” followed by his song “Nice for What,” followed by Childish Gambino‘s “This Is America;” Post Malone‘s “Psycho” featuring Ty Dolla $ignXXXTentacion‘s “Sad!;” Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin‘s “I Like It;” and then “In My Feelings.”

“Girls Like You” is Maroon 5’s fourth #1 hit, and the band’s first since 2012’s “One More Night.”  They now are the group with the most Hot 100 #1s in the 2000s and 2010s.  They were previously tied with The Black Eyed Peas, Destiny’s Child and Outkast, all of whom have had three.

Meanwhile, “Girls Like You” featured artist Cardi B notches her #1 hit, following “Bodak Yellow” and “I Like It.”

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