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Jonas Brothers are first boy band to top Hot 100 in 16 years, as “Sucker” roars in at #1


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It took them 12 years, but the Jonas Brothers have finally found out that being #1 doesn’t suck.

The reunited boy band’s comeback single “Sucker” debuts on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, bringing along with it several impressive stats.

First, this is the group’s first-ever number one single, 12 years after their first charting single, “Year 3000,” back in 2007. They’ve had 16 songs in all appear on the chart, including two top 10s, but had never before managed to top it.

It’s the longest any group’s waited for its first #1 since Daft Punk took nearly 20 years to reach the top, as a featured guest on The Weeknd‘s “Starboy.”

What makes “Sucker”‘s success more impressive is that the group hasn’t had a song on the chart for six years — they’ve been absent since 2013, when “Pom Poms” hit #60. That’s the longest break between a prior charted Hot 100 song and a number-one hit since Luis Fonsi took eight years and six months to score with “Despacito.”

And perhaps even more surprising, “Sucker” marks the first time a boy band has been #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in more than 16 years. The last act to do it was B2K with “Bump, Bump, Bump” in 2003. 

Surprisingly, while *NSYNC and 98 Degrees each had #1 hits, The Backstreet Boys and One Direction never got higher than #2.

As solo artists, Nick Jonas reached #7 with his hit “Jealous,” while Joe Jonas got to #9 as a member of DNCE, thanks to their smash “Cake By the Ocean.”

Elsewhere on the Hot 100, “Shallow” falls from #1 to #6, Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” holds at #2 and Cardi B and Bruno Mars jump from #14 to #3 with “Please Me.”

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