Hot 100 Chart Moves: P!nk, Ruth B & Kent Jones Hit the Top 40

Ruth B
Brian Higbee

Ruth B 

Plus, debuts for Blake Shelton, Gwen Stefani & Ariana Grande.

As previously reported, Justin Timberlake blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 28) at No. 1 with his new single, "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Timberlake's fifth solo leader dethrones Drake's "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla, after it rose to the summit last week. Plus, Rihanna rises 13-10 with "Needed Me," matching Michael Jackson for the third-most top 10s in the Hot 100's history.

Justin Timberlake Debuts at No. 1 on Hot 100 With 'Can't Stop the Feeling!'

Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100?

P!nk, "Just Like Fire"
The song reaches the Hot 100's top 40, surging 55-30 as the chart's top Digital Gainer (51,000 downloads sold, up 47 percent, according to Nielsen Music). It's P!nk's 21st top 40 hit and first since "Just Give Me a Reason," featuring Nate Ruess, became her fourth No. 1 in 2013.

Additionally, "Fire" flies 9-8 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart. It's P!nk's 13th consecutive top 10, the most in a row by a female artist in the chart's 20-year history.

Ruth B, "Lost Boy"
The singer/songwriter hits the Hot 100's top 40 (42-33) with her first chart entry. The Peter Pan-themed ballad bullets at No. 15 on Digital Songs with a 5 percent lift to 51,000 downloads sold.

(Random trivia, but it's the t-ruth: Ruth B, whose full last name is Berhe, is just the second woman named Ruth ever to hit the Hot 100. The first could've also gone by the name Ruth B: Ruth Brown charted six songs in 1958, the Hot 100's first year, through 1962, one of which hit the top 40: "This Little Girl's Gone Rockin' " reached No. 24 in 1958.)

Kent Jones' 'Don't Mind' Makes Its Way Up Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

Kent Jones, "Don't Mind"
Jones likewise hits the Hot 100's top 40 on his first try, soaring 63-36 with "Don't Mind," the chart's top Streaming Gainer winner for its 53 percent vault to 6.5 million U.S. streams. Click here for more on the track's surge and its vault on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

Blake Shelton feat. Gwen Stefani, "Go Ahead and Break My Heart"
The couple penned the song and performed it on NBC's The Voice May 5, sparking its No. 70 Hot 100 arrival, powered by 58,000 first-week downloads sold. It's from Shelton's studio album If I'm Honest, due tomorrow (May 20).

Ariana Grande, "Into You"
As the No. 10-peaking title cut from Dangerous Woman rises 18-16 on the Hot 100, Grande debuts at No. 83 with this track, which she co-wrote with, among others, Max Martin, from the set. On Digital Songs, it starts at No. 27 (34,000 sold).


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