Epic Collaborations Are Ruling the Charts This Fall

The Kid LAROI at Reading Festival in August 2021.
The Kid LAROI at Reading Festival in August 2021. Photo by Michal Augustini/Shutterstock (12374888ax)

If you take a closer look at all the songs that topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart this fall, you’ll notice a familiar pattern. All the tracks that reached no. 1 in the past few weeks saw two or more artists joining forces, and that’s the case with these three chart-topping singles.

“Stay” – The Kid Laroi ft. Justin Bieber

If we had to pick a single song that’s been dominating Billboard Hot 100 in the past few months, it would definitely be this one. The Kid Laroi’s collaboration with his idol Justin Bieber managed to stay on top for seven weeks, becoming one of the longest-running no. 1 singles of the year.

“Industry Baby” – Lil Nas X ft. Jack Harlow

“Industry Baby” debuted at no. 2 when it originally came out back in July, and its climb to the top was a joy to watch. Its surge to no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 was pushed by the release of two new versions, one with an alternative digital single cover and an extended mix.

“Way 2 Sexy”  – Drake ft. Future and Young Thug

Drake broke the record for the highest number of top-10 singles from one album making it to the Billboard Hot 100, but only one could reach the top. “Way 2 Sexy” put his new LP Certified Lover Boy on the map, and it became his latest collaboration to hit no. 1.