Hot 100 Chart Moves: Skrillex, Diplo & Justin Bieber Hit Top 20 With 'Where Are U Now'
Bieber reaches the region for the first time in nearly two years. Plus, moves for Luke Bryan, Sawyer Fredericks, Nicki Minaj, Beyonce & Jessie J.
As previously reported, Taylor Swift soars to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 6) with "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar, following a full week of tracking after the song's video premiered to kick off the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) May 17. Plus, David Guetta reaches the top 10 with "Hey Mama," featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha and Afrojack.
Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 this week?
Skrillex & Diplo, "Where Are U Now," featuring Justin Bieber
The collab reaches the Hot 100's top 20, rising 22-20. While Skrillex and Diplo each enter the region for the first time, Bieber tallies his 15th top 20 hit, and first since "Heartbreaker" hit No. 13 in October 2013. "Where" bullets at No. 18 on Streaming Songs with 6 million U.S. streams (up 8 percent) and No. 21 on Digital Songs with 64,000 downloads sold (up 20 percent) and debuts on Radio Songs at No. 49 with 25 million in all-format audience (up 16 percent), according to Nielsen Music.
Luke Bryan, "Kick the Dust Up"
The track is the Hot 100's top debut at No. 26. (Despite its impressive starting point, Bryan has launched higher with three other songs, led by "That's My Kind of Night": No. 16, 2013.) On Hot Country Songs, "Dust" flies 49-2, powered mostly by its No. 1 arrival on Country Digital Songs with 127,000 sold. The track previews Bryan's album Kill the Lights, due Aug. 7.
Sawyer Fredericks, "Please"
The winner of the latest season of NBC's The Voice scores his first top 40 Hot 100 hit, as the folk-rocker's cover of Ray LaMontagne's "Please" starts at No. 37. It enters Digital Songs at No. 6 with 118,000 sold, marking his best rank on the list and best sales week for a download. He also bows at No. 63 on the Hot 100 with his version of Neil Young's "Old Man" (72,000 sold).
Nicki Minaj, "Feeling Myself," featuring Beyonce
After logging 19 weeks on the Hot 100 beginning in January, and peaking at its No. 43 debut rank, the track returns at a new high, No. 39, following the May 18 premiere of its official video, exclusively on Tidal. Clicks for the song on Tidal and other platforms in the tracking week spur its No. 19 debut on Streaming Songs (5.6 million, up 226 percent). Minaj also rises 66-51 on the Hot 100 with her more dance/pop-leaning single "The Night Is Still Young."
Jessie J, "Flashlight"
The Pitch Perfect 2 soundtrack single debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 68, with two-thirds of its activity from sales, as it jumps 42-35 on Digital Songs (41,000, up 28 percent). Among the ballad's writers: Sia and Sam Smith.