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Hot 100 Chart Moves: OMG! OMI Hits Top 20 With 'Cheerleader'
The reggae/pop smash heats up. Plus, moves for Andy Grammer, Rachel Platten, Sam Hunt & Shawn Mendes.
As previously reported, Wiz Khalifa's Furious 7 soundtrack hit "See You Again," featuring Charlie Puth, returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 13), rebounding 2-1. The song takes back the top spot from Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood," featuring Kendrick Lamar (1-2).
Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100 this week?
Andy Grammer, "Honey, I'm Good."
The fidelity anthem looks on the verge of hitting the Hot 100's top 10, rising 12-11. It lifts 16-14 on the Radio Songs chart with 64 million in all-format audience (up 17 percent), according to Nielsen Music, and jets onto Streaming Songs at No. 32 (4.1 million U.S. streams, up 34 percent). And, with 1.21 million downloads sold through May 31, "Honey" will soon overtake Grammer's 2011 breakthrough hit "Keep Your Head Up" (1.26 million) as his best-selling song. "Honey" shifted another 116,000 in the latest tracking week.
"It's kind of surreal," Grammer says of the success of "Honey." "To have written something that is making so many people happy is pretty great."
The breezy track jumps 27-16 on the Hot 100, powered in large part by its 23-8 vault on Digital Songs, up 49 percent to 88,000 downloads sold. The Jamaican pop/reggae artist's breakout hit, remixed by Felix Jaehn, has found global success; among its reigns, it led the Official UK Singles chart for four weeks.
OMI (pronounced "OH-mee") is, of course, not to be confused with OMD, which reached No. 4 in 1986 with its Pretty in Pink soundtrack hit "If You Leave." Or … OMC, which hit No. 4 on Radio Songs in 1997 with "How Bizarre." (Or … Usher's "OMG," featuring will.i.am, which was amid its four-week reign over the Hot 100 five years ago today.)
Rachel Platten, "Fight Song"
Despite its 30-36 dip on the Hot 100, Platten's "Fight Song" marks a pair of airplay chart milestones, hitting the top 10 on Adult Pop Songs (11-10) and debuting on Pop Songs, at No. 38. Radio Disney leads all reporters to the latter list with 465 plays through May 31. "From the first time I heard 'Fight Song,' I felt it could connect broadly," says Radio Disney GM/vp of programming Phil Guerini. On April 25, Platten performed the song on the Radio Disney Music Awards, which he calls a "defining moment for her."
Citing the song's inspirational lyrics, Guerini says, "She's no longer a 'small boat on the ocean'."
Sam Hunt, "Take Your Time"
After crowning Hot Country Songs for 11 weeks (Feb. 21-May 2), the love song rebounds 41-37 on the Hot 100 as it continues crossing over to adult and pop radio. It debuts on both Adult Contemporary (No. 28) and Pop Songs (No. 37), while rising 24-21 on Adult Pop Songs.
Shawn Mendes, "Stitches"
The catchy track enters the Hot 100 at No. 89, And with it, is Mendes about to earn his first Pop Songs airplay chart hit? While download sales and streams account for most of its activity, it's nearing the radio tally, led by support from Radio Disney and KEGY San Diego. "Stitches" is from his former Billboard 200 No. 1 album Handwritten, which has sold 147,000 copies in its first seven weeks.
Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield