Hot 100 Chart Moves: Kenny Chesney, Desiigner & Coldplay Hit the Top 40

Julia Kennedy


Chesney, with P!nk's assistance, scores a career-best sales week, while Desiigner & Coldplay climb. Plus, returns for soul singer Betty Wright & singer-actress Hailee Steinfeld.

As previously reported, Sia crowns the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 20) for a third week with "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul. Plus, the Chainsmokers' "Closer," featuring Halsey, soars in at No. 9 and is the best-selling song of the week.

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Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?

Kenny Chesney feat. P!nk, "Setting the World on Fire"
The collab debuts at No. 29 on the Hot 100, the highest bow of Chesney's 49 career entries. It's powered by its No. 2 entrance on Digital Songs with 93,000 first-week downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 4, according to Nielsen Music, marking both Chesney's first Digital Songs top 10 and his career-best sales week for a song.

"World" joins other recently released pairings by male country stars and pop-based female acts, including Dierks Bentley's "Different for Girls," featuring Elle King, and Brad Paisley's "Without a Fight," featuring Demi Lovato. The three singles rank at Nos. 2, 9 and 25, respectively, on Hot Country Songs.

"I think Demi Lovato, P!nk and Elle King are three of the most unique and talented singers of their generation," says Robby Bridges, director of FM programming for Cumulus Media's Detroit stations, including country WDRQ. "It's great to have them collaborate with country superstars like Brad, Kenny and Dierks. They're not only great songs, but perhaps [the female pop singers] will bring new ears to the country format, thanks to their fans."

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Desiigner, "Tiimmy Turner"
Desiigner notches his second top 40 Hot 100 hit, as "Tiimmy Turner" jumps 46-37 in its second week. His debut smash "Panda," which spent two weeks at No. 1 in May, ranks at No. 12 (after 18 weeks in the top 10). Streaming is responsible for 88 percent of the chart points for "Tiimmy," which surges 25-14 on Streaming Songs (10.8 million U.S. streams, up 27 percent). (Streaming accounts for 76 percent of the points sum for "Panda.")

Coldplay, "Hymn for the Weekend"
With a 42-40 lift for the song, which features uncredited vocals by Beyonce, Coldplay collects its 14th top 40 Hot 100 hit. On the Adult Pop Songs chart, it rises 14-13. Meanwhile, fellow current A Head Full of Dreams single "Up & Up" holds at its No. 22 peak on Alternative Songs.

DJ Khaled feat. Big Sean, Kendrick Lamar & Betty Wright, "Holy Key"
The cut from DJ Khaled's first No. 1 Billboard 200 album, Major Key, debuts at No. 84 on the Hot 100, bringing one of its guests back to the chart for the first time in 26 years. Wright earns her 11th Hot 100 hit and first since 1990, when "How 'Bout Us," with Grayson Hugh, reached No. 67 (while climbing to No. 15 on Adult Contemporary and No. 30 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs). Wright first hit the Hot 100 in 1968 with the No. 33-peaking "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do" and followed with her highest-charting single, "Clean Up Woman" (No. 6, 1972). She added a second top 10 with "Dance With Me" (No. 8, 1978).

Wright's influence has been wide-reaching in recent years, with her music having been sampled by the likes of Beyonce, Mary J. Blige and Chance the Rapper, among others.

Hailee Steinfeld & Grey feat. Zedd, "Starving"
New at No. 96, singer-actress Steinfeld (co-lead-billed with rookie EDM duo Grey) charts her second Hot 100 hit, following 2015's No. 30-peaking "Love Myself." "Starving" rises 32-31 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, up 26 percent in plays.


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