Hot 100 Chart Moves: Fifth Harmony's Wait for Highest-Charting Hit 'Worth It'
The girl group passes its prior best rank and scores its second top 40 Hot 100 hit. Plus, moves for Rihanna, 5H friend Meghan Trainor, Andy Grammer & more.
As previously reported, Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 soundtrack hit "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, rockets 10-1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 25). The song stops the reign of Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk!," featuring Bruno Mars after 14 weeks, keeping "Funk" tied for the second-longest run at No. 1 in the chart's history. Plus, Walk the Moon reaches the top 10 with "Shut Up and Dance."
Who else makes moves on the Hot 100 this week?
Rihanna, "B**** Better Have My Money"
The song backtracks to No. 21 from its No. 19 high in its third week on the Hot 100. It tumbles 4-15 on Digital Songs with a 51 percent fall to 65,000 downloads sold in the week ending April 12, according to Nielsen Music; it sold 133,000 in the prior frame, its first full week of availability.
Still, the track moves closer to the Radio Songs chart with a 26 percent gain to 22 million in all-format audience. The cut climbs 19-14 on Rhythmic Songs (as the chart's Greatest Gainer) and 29-27 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Def Jam will continue to promote "Money" to those formats, while new Rihanna single "American Oxygen" will go to pop and adult pop radio.
Meghan Trainor, "Dear Future Husband"
Trainor's third top 40 Hot 100 hit charges 39-26. It scales Streaming Songs (36-20; 4.8 million U.S. streams, up 27 percent) and Digital Songs (27-21; 52,000, up 13 percent), while nearing Radio Songs (18 million, up 26 percent).
Trainor, for whom Charlie Puth is opening on her upcoming The MTrain Tour (he's also in the "Husband" video), is enjoying her fourth top 40 entry, counting her contribution as a writer on Fifth Harmony's "Sledgehammer," which reached No. 40 in January. Read on for more about 5H …
Andy Grammer, "Honey, I'm Good."
The second single from Grammer's album Magazine or Novels is surging, and reigniting interest in the set, which was released back in August. The track bounds 45-34 on the Hot 100, marking his first top 40 hit on the chart. Sales account for the majority (60 percent) of the song's points, as it darts 18-13 on Digital Songs (69,000, up 10 percent). Airplay is helping, as it rises 11-9 on Adult Pop Songs, where Grammer notches his third top 10. (His highest-charting Adult Pop Songs hit remains his first: "Keep Your Head Up" hit No. 5 in 2011.)
As "Honey" sweetens songs charts, Magazine or Novels continues its revival. The album jumps 73-57 on the Billboard 200, marking its highest rank since it debuted at No. 27 eight months ago.
Fifth Harmony, "Worth It," featuring Kid Ink
The group lands a new best rank on the Hot 100, as "Worth It" rises 41-39, topping by one spot the peak of "Sledgehammer." It pushes 24-22 on Digital Songs, despite a 5 percent slip to 48,000, and retreats 47-49 on Streaming Songs, but with a 4 percent increase to 3.6 million.
Wiz Khalifa & Iggy Azalea, "Go Hard or Go Home"
As Khalifa crowns the Hot 100 with "See You Again," his other single from the Furious 7 soundtrack re-enters at No. 86. "Go Hard" had first spent a week at No. 100 in early March. The collab with Azalea returns with a fairy equal split of rising sales (27,000, up 39 percent) and streams (1.7 million, up 68 percent).