Hot 100 Chart Moves: Adele Adds Another Radio Songs Top 10 & Lorde Debuts

Adele performs at Domain Stadium on Feb. 28, 2017 in Perth, Australia.
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Adele performs at Domain Stadium on Feb. 28, 2017 in Perth, Australia.  

Plus, rapper 6LACK charts on the Hot 100 first the first time.

As previously reported, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 1) for an eighth week. Meanwhile, rapper KYLE notches his first Hot 100 top 10 with "iSpy," featuring Lil Yachty.

Plus, Nicki Minaj makes history on the Hot 100, as she passes Aretha Franklin for the most appearances among women in the chart's 58-year history. Minaj debuts three songs: "No Frauds," with Drake and Lil Wayne (No. 14), "Regret in Your Tears" (No. 61) and "Changed It," also with Lil Wayne (No. 71), upping her count to 76 career Hot 100 entries, surpassing Franklin's 73.

Still, Sheeran, KYLE and Minaj left room for other artists to enjoy notable moves on this week's Hot 100.

Adele, "Water Under the Bridge"
The song peaked at No. 26 on the Hot 100 seven weeks ago (on the chart dated Feb. 11), but "Water Under the Bridge," now at No. 43, hits a new milestone, reaching the Radio Songs chart's top 10. The track lifts 11-10 on the airplay tally, up 6 percent to 66 million in audience in the week ending March 19, according to Nielsen Music. It holds at its No. 5 peak on Adult Contemporary and keeps at No. 5 after reaching No. 4 on Adult Pop Songs.

Adele has now earned eight Radio Songs top 10s, the first four from her 2011 album 21 and her latest quartet from 2015's 25. Here's a look at all of Adele's top 10s on Radio Songs:

No. 1 (six weeks), "Rolling in the Deep," hit No. 1 June 11, 2011
No. 1 (two weeks), "Someone Like You," Nov. 12, 2011
No. 1 (six weeks), "Set Fire to the Rain," Feb. 25, 2012
No. 8, "Rumour Has It," peaked May 12, 2012
No. 1 (11 weeks), "Hello," Nov. 28, 2015
No. 10, "When We Were Young," Feb. 20, 2016
No. 2, "Send My Love (To Your New Lover)," Sept. 17, 2016
No. 10 (to date), "Water Under the Bridge," April 1, 2017

Lorde, "Liability"
The second taste of Lorde's sophomore LP Melodrama (due June 16), enters the Hot 100, as ballad "Liability" debuts at No. 78. It bows on Digital Song Sales at No. 27 (27,000 first-week downloads sold in the week ending March 16), while adding 4.7 million U.S. streams.

Meanwhile, the set's lead radio single "Green Light" (down 19-39 on the Hot 100 after its second full week of tracking) continues its climb at radio, jumping 17-15 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart, 24-21 on Adult Pop Songs and 26-23 on Pop Songs.

Helping fuel the songs' gains, Lorde sang both "Green Light" and "Liability" on NBC's Saturday Night Live March 11.

6LACK, "Prblms"
Altanta rapper 6LACK (pronounced "black"; he was born Ricardo Valentine) makes his Hot 100 debut at No. 95. "Prblms" arrives with 6.5 million U.S. streams (up 7 percent). On the Hot Rap Songs chart, the track bullets for a second week at its No. 23 high.


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