Hot 100 Chart Moves: Zedd & Alessia Cara Climb With 'Stay'

Nick Walker


The collab claims top Digital Gainer sales honors. Plus, Machine Gun Kelly & Jason Derulo debut.

As previously reported, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 8) for a ninth week.

Plus, Drake debuts two songs in the Hot 100's top 10, "Passionfruit" and "Portland" (the latter featuring Quavo and Travis Scott), joining Sheeran as the only artists ever to debut two songs in the top 10 simultaneously. The bows are part of Drake's monster week, as his album More Life rockets in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and he charts a one-week record 24 songs, including a record 21 debuts, on the Hot 100. He also ups his count to 154 career Hot 100 appearances, besting Lil Wayne for the most among soloists in the chart's 58-year history.

Beyond those lofty achievements, who else makes notable moves on this week's Hot 100?

Zedd & Alessia Cara, "Stay"
The song hits a new high, jumping 27-21 with the chart's greatest gain in downloads sold. It surges 21-8 on Digital Song Sales, up 31 percent to 40,000 sold in the week ending March 23, according to Nielsen Music.

Helping promote the song during the week was a prime Spotify placement:

Machine Gun Kelly feat. Hailee Steinfeld, "At My Best"
The track debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 88, marking each act's first entry following respective hits: MGK's "Bad Things," with Camila Cabello, soared to No. 4 in February, while Steinfeld's "Starving," with Grey and featuring Zedd, reached No. 12 in December.

Fueling its Hot 100 start, "Best" debuts at No. 16 on Digital Song Sales with 29,000 first-week downloads sold, while also drawing 3.8 million U.S. streams.

Jason Derulo feat. Nicki Minaj & Ty Dolla $ign, "Swalla"
The track enters the Hot 100 at No. 98, powered by 6.6 million U.S. streams and 9,000 downloads sold following a first full week of tracking after the March 17 arrival of its official video.

For Minaj, the song is her record-extending 77th Hot 100 entry, a week after she debuted three songs, pushing her past Aretha Franklin (73 visits) for the most among women in the chart's archives.

With Drake passing Lil Wayne for the most Hot 100 appearances and Minaj opening up a bigger lead for the most among women, here's an updated look at the acts with the most charted Hot 100 titles all-time:

207, Glee Cast
154, Drake
135, Lil Wayne
108, Elvis Presley
91, James Brown
87, Jay Z
82, Chris Brown
81, Kanye West
77, Nicki Minaj
75, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin
71, The Beatles
70, Taylor Swift

(Can Drake pass the Glee Cast for the most visits among all acts? Check out this week's Chart Beat Podcast for a deeper discussion.)


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