Hot 100 Chart Moves: Pharrell's 'Bae' Bounds Into Top 40
Williams' follow-up to his 10-week No. 1 'Happy' blasts 60-23 after the release of its video. Plus, moves for Meghan Trainor, Iggy Azalea and more
As previously reported, MAGIC! tops the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week with "Rude" and Sia lights up the top 10 with "Chandelier," which lifts 11-9. Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 this week?
-- Pharrell Williams: Following the July 23 premiere of its official video, featuring models galore and a guest vocal from Miley Cyrus, "Come Get It Bae" bounds 60-23 as the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer. The funky single storms onto the Streaming Songs chart at No. 14 with 3.8 million U.S. streams -- a 452 percent increase -- in the week ending July 27, according to Nielsen BDS. (Vevo on YouTube clicks account for 80 percent of its overall streaming activity in that span). On Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, "Bae" charges 15-5, also with top Streaming Gainer honors, marking his eighth top 10 on the tally.
-- Meghan Trainor: "All About That Bass," her sassy, doo-wop-influenced debut hit, reaches the Hot 100's top 40, vaulting 54-28 with the chart's top Digital Gainer nod for a second straight week (making it the first debut hit by a female artist to win the award in consecutive frames since Lorde's nine-week No. 1 "Royals" last year). "Bass" flies into the Digital Songs top 10 (18-6) with a 61 percent surge to 103,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It also enters the Pop Songs radio airplay chart at No. 37.
-- Iggy Azalea: She scores her third top 40 Hot 100 hit (as her first two remain in the top five: "Fancy" holds at No. 2 and Ariana Grande's "Problem," featuring Azalea, dips 4-5). "Black Widow" bounds 45-29 on the Hot 100, jumping 23-15 on Digital Songs (77,000, up 30 percent) and entering Radio Songs at No. 44 (31 million in all-format audience, up 24 percent).
-- Troye Sivan: The YouTube star's pop single "Happy Little Pill" debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 92, fueled by its No. 24 start on Digital Songs (55,000 in just its first three days, having been released early on July 25). Sivan, who boasts 2.4 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, saw his social metrics soar in the week ending July 28, according to Next Big Sound: he gained by 590 percent in plays on SoundCloud (where "Pill" has logged 1.3 million plays through July 30) and a 186 percent gain in views to his Wikipedia page. In turn, he debuts at No. 40 on Billboard's Social 50 chart. The single previews Sivan's TRXYE EP, due Aug. 15.
-- Milky Chance: The German duo's "Stolen Dance" debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 95, as it reaches the Hot Rock Songs top 10 (11-10) as the top Streaming Gainer (1.2 million, up 34 percent). It also enters the Alternative Songs top 10 (11-9). The folk/pop/electronic-fused track, released in April last year, has already become a hit internationally (reaching No. 1 on the Germany, Austria, Luxembourg, Switzerland and France digital songs charts) and its official video sports 52 million worldwide views on YouTube.
Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield and Emily White