Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” Ends The Chainsmokers’ 12-Week Reign Atop The Chart

Robbie Daw | November 14, 2016 5:34 pm

Turns out The Chainsmokers truly did soundtrack the era of Donald Trump The Candidate, and now that the latter is officially the President elect, so ends the 12-week run of “Closer” atop the Billboard Hot 100. The song gives way to #MannequinChallenge sensation “Black Beatles” by another duo, Rae Sremmurd.

“Black Beatles” is now the 10th single to top the Hot 100 in 2016, not counting Adele‘s “Hello,” which was #1 the first three weeks of the year but first hit the top in 2015. Interestingly, all 10 char-topping singles this year have male vocalists, one way or another, in their billing — including Rihanna‘s “Work” (featuring Drake) and Sia‘s “Cheap Thrills” (featuring Sean Paul).

“Black Beatles” is Rae Sremmurd’s highest-charting song, and only Top 10 so far of the pair’s four Top 40 singles. Over on the Billboard 200, the duo’s sophomore LP SremmLife 2 gets a boost this week, as well.

Proving that there are no hard feelings, The Chainsmokers tweeted the above note of congrats to the Sremmurd bros this week. Now, wasn’t that a nice thing to do?

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