Hot 100 Chart Moves: Mariah Carey Debuts With 'Infinity'
The new song from Carey's upcoming hits set starts at No. 82. Plus, moves for David Guetta, Andy Grammer, George Ezra & Chedda Da Connect.
As previously reported, Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 soundtrack smash "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 16) for a fourth week. Plus, T-Wayne's viral hit "Nasty Freestyle" reaches the top 10, surging 17-9.
Who else makes big moves on the Hot 100 this week?
David Guetta, "Hey Mama," featuring Nicki Minaj & Afrojack
Just in time for Mother's Day: "Hey Mama" tops Hot Dance/Electronic Songs for a third week and charges 19-14 on the Hot 100. It climbs 10-7 on Digital Songs (92,000 downloads sold, up 7 percent) and 34-22 on Radio Songs (44 million in audience, up 28 percent) and debuts at No. 45 on Streaming Songs (3.5 million U.S. streams, up 27 percent), according to Nielsen Music.
Andy Grammer, "Honey, I'm Good."
The country/dance hybrid bounds into the Hot 100's top 20 (28-17), spurred by its 14-6 vault on the Digital Songs chart. It surges by 47 percent to 105,000 downloads sold. It also lifts 48-36 in its second week on Radio Songs (31 million, up 22 percent). It's the second single from Grammer's second album, Magazines or Novels, released last August.
George Ezra, "Budapest"
Ezra's debut hit reaches the Hot 100's top 40 at last, rising 42-37 in its 14th week. The former 10-week No. 1 on Adult Alternative Songs jumps 37-31 on Radio Songs (34 million, up 7 percent) and bullets at No. 32 on Digital Songs (37,000). Meanwhile, his second Adult Alternative Songs entry, "Blame It on Me," reaches the airplay chart's top 10 (11-10).
Mariah Carey, "Infinity"
The superstar debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 82 with her new breakup ballad, following the May 6 launch of her Las Vegas residency, Mariah Carey #1's, and ahead of the show's May 18 companion hits set #1 to Infinity. The album has direct ties to the Hot 100, as it's her first collection housing all 18 of her No. 1s, the most by a soloist in the chart's history. (Only the Beatles boast more, with 20.)
"Infinity" starts with 26,000 downloads sold and 1.8 million U.S. streams (without the benefit of a proper official video, only a lyric clip). Carey collects her 47th Hot 100 entry (and does so just ahead of the 25th anniversary of her first appearance on the chart). She's set to perform, along with a host of many other stars, on the May 17 Billboard Music Awards.
Chedda Da Connect, "Flicka Da Wrist"
Following its spotlight in Billboard's "Tomorrow's Hits" column last month, the track bows at No. 94 on the Hot 100, up by 24 percent to 14,000 in sales. "Wrist" started online, thanks to fun-spirited user-generated clips featuring dance moves that play off the song's title.