The Hot 100's new leader is the 10th to have made it all the way to the top after starting at the anchor spot.
It's not how a song starts, but how it finishes on the Billboard Hot 100. That's especially true in the case of the chart's new leader, Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth. The song, from the Furious 7 soundtrack, zooms 10-1 in its fifth week on the chart. In its first week, it began humbly at No. 100.
How rare is it for a song to start at No. 100 on the Hot 100 and eventually reign? "Again" is just the 10th song to do so (of 1,042 all-time No. 1s). Coincidentally, it's the first since the rapper's prior No. 1, "Black and Yellow," which ruled the Feb. 19, 2011 Hot 100 after debuting at No. 100 on Oct. 2, 2010. Khalifa is the only act to take two No. 100 starters to No. 1 in the chart's 56-year history.