Hot 100 Chart Moves: Lukas Graham Lands Second Top 40 Hit

Lukas Graham
Danny Clinch

Lukas Graham

The group's "Mama Said" surges 47-36.

As previously reported, The Chainsmokers and featured artist Halsey top the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 17) for a third week with "Closer." The song makes gains following the acts' performance of it at the MTV Video Music Awards, broadcast live on the network from Madison Square Garden in New York on Aug. 28.

Also benefiting from the VMAs spotlight: Rihanna, who re-enters the top 10 (11-10) with "Needed Me."

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Among other notable Hot 100 chart moves:

Charlie Puth feat. Selena Gomez, "We Don't Talk Anymore"
Puth matches his highest Hot 100 rank as a lead artist, as the collab climbs 13-12. His previous single "One Call Away" reached No. 12 in March. Parent album Nine Track Mind, which houses both songs, has sold 159,000 copies to date, according to Nielsen Music.

Lukas Graham, "Mama Said"
After performing the song during the VMA pre-show, Graham earns its second top 40 Hot 100 hit, as "Mama Said" jumps 47-36. The track bounds 20-10 on the Digital Songs chart, up by 24 percent to 42,000 sold in the week ending Sept. 1. (It was also boosted by a 69-cent sale tag in the iTunes Store.)

The Danish pop group reached No. 2 on the Hot 100 for four weeks in April and May with its debut hit, "7 Years" (now at No. 46).

Alessia Cara, "Scars to Your Beautiful"
More VMAs chart action: After Cara performed the song on the VMAs pre-show, her latest single bows on the Hot 100 at No. 95, up by 29 percent in sales and 15 percent in streams.

Cara hit No. 5 on the Hot 100 in February with her breakthrough smash "Here" and reached No. 50 in June with follow-up "Wild Things." On the Pop Songs airplay chart, "Here" led the Feb. 6 list, "Wild Things" rose to No. 14 and "Scars" this week rises to No. 30.


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