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Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd, Sam Smith & Normani Duets Debut On Billboard Hot 100

Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd - Lost in the Fire
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Gesaffelstein & The Weeknd, "Lost in the Fire"

Plus, Cardi B's 'Money' moves up.

Two high-profile collaborations soar onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Jan. 26).

French DJ/artist Gesaffelstein and The Weeknd's "Lost in the Fire" ignites at No. 27, as it launches with 24.3 million in airplay audience, 13.6 million U.S. streams and 13,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The duet marks the third, and highest-charting, Hot 100 entry for Gesaffelstein (real name: Mike Levy), all with The Weeknd: In April 2018, the pair hit the tally with "I Was Never There" and "Hurt You," from The Weeknd's My Dear Melancholy, EP.

"Fire" also debuts at No. 2 on Hot R&B Songs and No. 13 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and surges 25-3 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs. On the Pop Songs airplay chart, it bounds in at No. 23, marking the highest arrival in over a year: Justin Timberlake's "Filthy" also entered at No. 23 on Jan. 13, 2018.

Plus, Sam Smith and Normani's "Dancing With a Stranger" bows at No. 33 on the Hot 100, starting with 11.5 million in radio reach, 9.1 million U.S. streams and 24,000 sold. Normani notches her second top 40 hit (after logging four as a member of Fifth Harmony): her first, "Love Lies," with Khalid, ranks at No. 28 after reaching No. 9. Smith scores his seventh top 40 Hot 100 hit.

Like "Fire," "Stranger" is off and running at radio, entering Pop Songs at No. 32.

In other Hot 100 chart moves in the top 40, Cardi B's "Money" jumps 17-13, returning to its peak first achieved in November, and Ava Max's debut hit "Sweet But Psycho" claims the chart's top Sales Gainer award, rising 37-36 (and 19-13 on Digital Song Sales, up 24 percent to 13,000 sold).

Arizona-born singer-songwriter Alec Benjamin makes his Hot 100 debut at No. 79 with "Let Me Down Slowly," featuring Alessia Cara. The song concurrently begins at No. 34 on Digital Song Sales (7,000 sold, up 137 percent) and parent album Narrated for You enters the Billboard 200 at No. 127 (7,000 equivalent album units, up 41 percent).

Plus, Future flies in at No. 80 on the Hot 100 with "Jumpin on a Jet." The track marks his 78th appearance on the survey, one-upping him over Taylor swift for a solo share of the 10th-most entries in the chart's 60-year history.

As previously reported, Halsey's "Without Me" rebounds from No. 2 to No. 1 for a second week atop the Hot 100, after it first led the list two weeks earlier (dated Jan. 12).

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