Hot 100 Chart Moves: Missy Elliott's 'WTF' Debuts, With Leap Expected Next Week
Elliott's comeback track debuts at No. 91, with an advance to the top 40 likely next week. Plus, moves for Coldplay, Sam Smith, Rachel Platten & Flo Rida.
As previously reported, Adele's "Hello" spends a third week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Nov. 28) and becomes the fastest-rising No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart in 22 years. Plus, Elle King scores her first top 10 on the Hot 100 with "Ex's & Oh's" (12-10).
Who else says makes notable moves on the Hot 100?
Coldplay, "Adventure of a Lifetime"
The lead single from A Head Full of Dreams, due Dec. 4, launches at No. 55 on the Hot 100. It's powered by its 44,000 first-week downloads sold and 2.1 million opening-week U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music.
Sam Smith, "Writing's on the Wall"
Following the Nov. 6 North American premiere of Spectre, Smith's entry in the James Bond theme canon bounds by 419 percent to 35,000 downloads sold. It re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 73; it first spent a week at No. 71 six weeks ago.
Missy Elliott, "WTF (Where They From)," featuring Pharrell Williams
Elliott's comeback single starts at No. 91 on the Hot 100 after one day of release (Nov. 12), fueled heavily by its 3 million U.S. streams. Following its first full week, sales, streaming and airplay projections suggest that the track should bound into the Hot 100's top 40 next week; the Dec. 5-dated chart will post in full Tuesday (Nov. 23).
As for when we'll get Elliott's next album, her first since 2005? "I want to say 2016 … but I don't want to give a time," she says in the cover story of the new issue of Billboard.
Rachel Platten, "Stand by You"
Platten follows up her No. 6-peaking breakthrough "Fight Song" with the similarly empowering "Stand by You" (No. 94). Her new single bullets at No. 13 on Adult Pop Songs and jumps 24-19 on Adult Contemporary. "Fight Song" led the airplay lists for four and nine weeks, respectively)
Flo Rida, "My House"
New at No. 96, the MC charts the third single and title cut from his EP released in April. Lead track "G.D.F.R." (featuring Sage the Gemini and Lookas) became his 10th Hot 100 top 10, reaching No. 8.
Meanwhile, this week's charts (dated Nov. 28) mark the close of the 2015 chart year; next week's tallies (dated Dec. 5) begin the 2016 chart year. Look for the reveal of Billboard's 2015 year-end charts Wednesday, Dec. 9, on Billboard.com.