The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Stay"


August 10, 2021

At the top is the collaboration of The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber.
The "Stay" of The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber climbs to No. 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in its fourth week in the rankings.

This is the first No. 1 of The Kid LAROI of the Hot 100 and the eighth No. 1 by Justin Bieber.

The Kid LAROI is the first Australian-born male solo artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 after Rick Springfield and "Jessie's Girl" 40 years ago.

According to MRC Data, "Stay" garnered 31.9 million radio listens (16% increase), 30.9 million streams (1% increase) and 14,400 downloads (70% increase) in the US market last week, aided by the 69 cents discount on which the song was sold.

While this is the first of No. 1 in the Hot 100, The Kid LAROI has a total of three songs that have appeared in the Top 10 of the chart. The best position he had previously reached was No. 8 with the remix of "Without You" starring Miley Cyrus in May.

The Kid LAROI, Justin Bieber - Stay (Official Video)
At the same time, Justin Bieber equaled with his eight firsts Drake's record for the Canadian artist with the most No. 1 in the history of the Hot 100. They are followed by The Weeknd with six firsts and Bryan Adams and Celine Dion who have four firsts in their assets.

Born and raised in New South Wales, The Kid LAROI is the first Australian-born artist to lead the Hot 100 since Sia (Adelaide-born) reigned for four weeks in August 2016 with "Cheap Thrills" starring Sean Paul.

In addition, The Kid LAROI is the first Australian-born male solo artist to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 40 years, since Rick Springfield (born in South Wentworthville, Sydney) topped the charts on August 8. 1981, with "Jessie's Girl".

The Kid LAROI and Rick Springfield are the only two Australian solo male singles to have climbed to No. 1. 1 of the Hot 100.

Last week, The Kid LAROI's "F * ck Love" climbed to number one on the US Billboard 200, a year and two months after its initial release on July 24, 2020, recording a 409% increase in sales.