Hot 100 Chart Moves: Rihanna Breathes Life Into Chart With 'American Oxygen'
Her Springsteen-inspired hit debuts. Plus, moves for Jason Derulo, Tove Lo, Rachel Platten & more.
As previously reported, Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 soundtrack hit "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 2) for a second week. Plus, as Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do" rebounds 7-6, the Fifty Shades of Grey single crowns the Radio Songs chart.
Plus, Carly Rae Jepsen rockets into the Hot 100's top 40 (83-39) with "I Really Like You," fueled by a new viral video from pal Justin Bieber.
Who else makes moves on the Hot 100 this week?
Jason Derulo, "Want to Want Me"
The track moves to the doorstep of the Hot 100's top 10, pushing 12-11. It also zips 12-10 on Radio Songs in its sixth week, marking Derulo's quickest climb to the airplay chart's top tier. It rises with a 17 percent gain to 71 million in all-format audience, according to Nielsen Music.
Tove Lo, "Talking Body"
The Swedish singer/songwriter, who co-wrote Goulding's "Love," adds her second top 20 Hot 100 hit as an artist, as "Talking Body" bounds 24-18. With a fairly even mix of Hot 100 points from sales, airplay and streaming, the track climbs 18-15 on Digital Songs (63,000 downloads sold in the week ending April 19, up 5 percent), 39-29 on Radio Songs (36 million, up 22 percent) and 44-31 on Streaming Songs (4.1 million U.S. streams, up 5 percent).
Tove Lo's debut smash "Habits (Stay High)" hit No. 3 on the Hot 100 in November. She also reached No. 31 as featured on Alesso's "Heroes (We Could Be)" in January.
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are U Now" featuring Justin Bieber
Bieber not only helps good friend Jepsen hit the Hot 100's top 40, but he also adds his own entry in the region, as his collab lifts 42-40. "Where" is Bieber's 24th top 40 Hot 100 hit, dating to his 2009 arrival. It's the first each for Skrillex and Diplo (with the latter having tallied six prior top 40 entries as a producer).
Rachel Platten, "Fight Song"
More than a decade after releasing her first album, the pop singer/songwriter makes her Hot 100 debut with "Fight Song" at No. 80. The Massachusetts native's empowerment anthem enters Digital Songs at No. 40 with a 44 percent surge to 32,000 downloads sold. It also pushes 19-17 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart and debuts at No. 24 on Adult Contemporary.
The song gained earlier exposure thanks to its placement in the Dec. 9 Christmas-themed episode of ABC Family's Pretty Little Liars.
Rihanna, "American Oxygen"
In the Hot 100's top 20, her "B**** Better Have My Money" rebounds 21-17 to hit a new peak in its fourth week. Meanwhile, her new single "American Oxygen" debuts at No. 91. The politically-themed track bows thanks to 20,000 downloads sold and 2.1 million streams.
While "Money" is cashing in at R&B/hip-hop and rhythmic radio, blasting into the Rhythmic Songs top 10 (14-9), the less aggressive "Oxygen" will be promoted to pop and adult pop radio.