Billboard has released this week’s top selling songs and The Weeknd stays at number one for fifth week on Billboard Hot 100. The song “The Hills” sold 189,000 downloads but only 51% of it comes from original versions. 35% belongs to Eminem’s remix version and 14% goes for Nicki Minaj, but as Billboard reports Em and Nicki won’t get the credits for Weeknd’s number one spot.
Let’s do a bit of math. The original version sold 51 percent of 189,000, which is equivalent to 96,390. Meanwhile Drake’s ‘Hotline Bling” sells 119,000 downloads. So, if not Eminem and Nicki’s remixes, Drake would have scored his first number one hit on Billboard Hot 100.
Southpaw thanks Eminem and Nicki Minaj for helping The Weeknd to stay at #1.