Hot 100 Chart Moves: Fifth Harmony Ups Its 'Worth,' Selena Gomez & Demi Lovato Gain
The quintet's "Worth It" bullets again at its No. 14 high. Plus, moves for Gomez's "Good for You," Lovato's "Cool for the Summer," Tori Kelly & Cam.
As previously reported, OMI's "Cheerleader" tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 1) for a second week, while The Weeknd pushes 3-2 with "Can't Feel My Face" and enters the top 10 with "The Hills" (12-10).
Who else makes notable news on the Hot 100 this week?
Fifth Harmony, "Worth It," feat. Kid Ink
5H has hit a new high note with "Worth It," its still-growing biggest single. The song from the all-female pop quintet, which broke through after forming (and placing third) on the 2012 season of Fox's since-canceled The X Factor, maintains its, and the group's, best rank -- No. 14 -- on the Hot 100, while bulleting at No. 10 on the Radio Songs chart with 79 million in audience (up 7 percent), according to Nielsen Music. The track, featuring Kid Ink, has sold 1.2 million downloads to date.
Key to the song's success? Its message of self-empowerment, made clear in its triumphant "Give it to me, I'm worth it!" chorus. "It speaks to women of all demographics," says WODS Boston assistant PD/music director David "Joe Breezy" Armbrecht. "Whether you're in a relationship or just getting out of one, chances are you've been through a point where you hit that breaking point and said, 'I'm tired of the games. I'm tired of wanting and waiting. I deserve better, because I'm worth it.'"
Also driving the track: the passion of Fifth Harmony's fervent fan army, a.k.a. Harmonizers. "They are a powerful force," attests Tommy Chuck, program director of WIHT Washington, D.C. "We see tons of activity any time we share anything related to the group on Twitter. Fifth Harmony has always been so engaging with its fans. Now with a big hit, its fan base will only continue to grow."
Selena Gomez, "Good for You," feat. A$AP Rocky
The sultry song, which peaked at No. 9 on the Hot 100 upon its July 11 debut, backtracks 15-16, but keeps its bullet for gains in streaming and airplay. It grows 13-11 on Streaming Songs (7.5 million U.S. streams, up 7 percent) and 43-36 on Radio Songs (40 million, up 13 percent).
Demi Lovato, "Cool for the Summer"
Like Gomez's new single, "Summer" also slips, from its No. 28 high to No. 31 on the Hot 100, but with gains at radio and in streams. It zooms 40-25 on Radio Songs (45 million, up 25 percent) and debuts on Streaming Songs at No. 41 (3.3 million, up 41 percent). The song's streams should surge following the expected July 23 release of its official video, which follows its pool-party-set official lyric video, which premiered July 7.
Tori Kelly, "Should've Been Us"
New at No. 90 on the Hot 100, Kelly follows "Nobody Love," which hit No. 16 on Pop Songs in May, with her new single, up 23-21 on Pop Songs. Both are from her debut full-length Unbreakable Smile, which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 dated July 11.
Cam, "Burning House"
The country newcomer makes her Hot 100 debut at No. 94, building on buzz from her May 29 Grand Ole Opry debut and June 10 radio appearance on the syndicated Bobby Bones Show.