Hot 100 Chart Moves: Jason Derulo Jumps In With 'Want to Want Me'
Derulo's new single debuts ahead of an innovative launch of its video on Tinder. Plus, bows for Mumford & Sons, LunchMoney Lewis & more.
As previously reported, Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars, tops the Billboard Hot 100 for an 11th week, while Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down" and Fetty Wap's "Trap Queen" each hit the top 10.
Who else scales the Hot 100 this week? Notably, five acts that each debut new songs.
Mumford & Sons, "Believe"
The group's turn toward synths and drums, and away from banjos, keeps its charts fortunes strong, as "Believe" enters the Hot 100 at No. 31 and Hot Rock Songs at No. 4. Downloads account for the majority (68 percent) of the single's activity, as it starts at No. 9 on Digital Songs with 87,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music. The band's new album Wilder Mind arrives May 4.
Jason Derulo, "Want to Want Me"
Derulo's new pop/dance single soars onto the Hot 100 at No. 45, marking the third-highest start of his 14 career entries. "Want" begins on Digital Songs at No. 19 with 50,000 sold and Radio Songs at No. 44 with 28 million audience impressions (up 78 percent).
The track's video will premiere Monday (March 23) on dating app Tinder. "Social media and dating together is the new wave," Derulo says. "It is the source of one half of the relationships in 2015, and I'm all about being part of the new wave. A lot of my friends and family members are on Tinder... [It's] the perfect place for my new single, 'Want to Want Me.' On Tinder, you swipe left or right and want the person you like to want you, too. It is a cool and unique way to deliver my new video to the world."
LunchMoney Lewis, "Bills"
First previewed in Billboard's Tomorrow's Hits spotlight just two weeks ago, the fun-spirited song enters the Hot 100 at No. 95, with its sales up by 59 percent to 19,000. The cut bullets at No. 35 in its third week on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart.
After the sibling quartet reached No. 13 on the Hot 100 in November with its breakthrough hit "Cool Kids," Echosmith returns with "Bright" at No. 96. The new single rises 25-23 on Adult Pop Songs (up 20 percent in plays) and holds at No. 34 on Pop Songs (up 17 percent).
Wiz Khalifa, "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth
The collab bows on the Hot 100 at No. 100, marking Puth's first trip to the chart. The pop singer/songwriter is finishing his first EP, which he wrote and produced himself, for an upcoming release on Atlantic Records, he said in a visit to Billboard's New York offices this week. He'll also open for Meghan Trainor on her forthcoming MTrain Tour, after she joined him on his pop/soul song "Marvin Gaye."
"It's crazy," Puth says of the rise of "Again." "I didn't expect it to grow so quickly. I really love that people love it."