Zedd Breaks The Chainsmokers' Billboard Charting Record for "Closer"
Last week, Zedd’s “The Middle” tied The Chainsmokers’ “Closer” for most weeks atop the Billboard Top Dance/Electronic Songs chart at 27 weeks each. With no signs of slowing down, we wondered if any electronic song would come along to put a stop to its reign… but no such event occurred.
On this week’s chart, dated Aug. 18, Zedd, Grey, and Maren Morris have secured the new record for most weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart with 28 weeks.
The record was previously set by “Closer” by The Chainsmokers & Halsey with 27 weeks, which at the time dethroned Avicii’s “Wake Me Up” which has 26 weeks under its belt.
According to Billboard, only two other tracks have lead Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for more than 20 weeks: The Chainsmokers and Coldplay’s “Something Just Like This” (25 weeks, 2017) and Major Lazer and DJ Snake’s “Lean On,” featuring MØ (23 weeks, 2015-16).
How Kendrick Lamar Ended Up On Cozz's "Effected"
Cozz opened up to XXL about his chance meeting with Kendrick Lamar, where the rapper kept his cool long enough to make a reasonable impression. Had he not had the gumption to ask Kendrick to join him in the studio, we'd be having a far different conversation about Cozz's liner notes. The pair link up on the second song f Cozz's new LP.
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The story begins unlike any other. Cozz exits the studio, walks toward the parking lot and notices a car with tinted windows pulling up beside him. Suddenly the window rolls down, and to his surprise Kendrick Lamar, whom he'd met once before, acknowledges him by name. Beginning with polite conversation, Cozz decides to invite him over to the studio for a listening. Thinking nothing it, Cozz proceeds on his mission to the corner store for munchies. An hour later, Kendrick shows up to his surprise. Cozz goes on to play him a bunch songs with Kendrick circling back to the first one. They go on to record a hook and refrain on the spot, as the story has it.
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Cozz's Effected came out this week. Give it a listen, if not for any reason other than Kendrick giant co-sign.