Hot 100 Chart Moves: Mike Posner Takes 'Pill' to Top 40
"I Took a Pill in Ibiza" brings Posner back to the Hot 100's top 40 after five years. Plus, moves for DNCE, Adele, The Lumineers & Nelly.
As previously reported, Justin Bieber's "Love Yourself" returns to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 27), logging a second total week on top. Plus, Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake, becomes her 20th top five Hot 100 hit, while last week's No. 1, Zayn's "Pillowtalk," which debuted at the summit, falls to No. 7.
Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 this week?
DNCE, "Cake by the Ocean"
The Joe Jonas-led group knocks on the door of the Hot 100's top 10, rising 14-11. The track powers 22-17 on the Radio Songs chart (57 million in audience, up 13 percent, according to Nielsen Music). Having scored two top 10s as a Jonas Brothers member and one as a soloist, can Jonas add a new top 10 in a third iteration with DNCE? If so, his standing will rise even higher among the elite acts who've notched top 40 hits on their own and with at least two other acts.
Adele, "When We Were Young"
The ballad hits a new peak on the Hot 100, jumping 29-20, after its wide-release on streaming services Feb. 5. It surges by 254 percent to 4 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, with nearly half its total from Spotify clicks.
Meanwhile, Adele's "All I Ask" could make a splashy sales-fueled start on next week's Hot 100, after she performed it on the Grammy Awards Monday (Feb. 15). Both songs, plus former 10-week No. 1 "Hello" (No. 6 on the Hot 100 this week), are from 25, which is set to return to the top of the Billboard 200.
Mike Posner, "I Took a Pill in Ibiza"
The pop singer/songwriter's comeback single reaches the Hot 100's top 40, bounding 48-33. Posner scored three top 40 hits in 2010-11: "Cooler Than Me" (No. 6), "Please Don't Go" (No. 16) and "Bow Chicka Wow Wow" (featuring Lil Wayne) (No. 30). (This lyric in "Ibiza" playfully pays tribute to his past: "I get along with old-timers 'cause my name's a reminder of a pop song people forgot.")
"Ibiza," sparked by its SeeB remix, released in December after the song first arrived in its original form on Posner's EP The Truth in June 2015, rises 30-26 on Digital Songs (33,000 sold, up 28 percent) and 45-34 on Streaming Songs (5.9 million, up 38 percent), while gaining by 30 percent to 28 million in airplay audience.
The Lumineers, "Ophelia"
Following its first full week of tracking, the single enters the Hot 100 at No. 78 and blasts onto Hot Rock Songs at No. 9, fueled mostly by its No. 5 launch on Rock Digital Songs (24,000 sold). It also zooms 39-22 on Rock Airplay (3.1 million) and enters Rock Streaming Songs at No. 23 (1.9 million).
The folk-rock trio's sophomore album Cleopatra is due April 8; its self-titled 2012 debut yielded the No. 3 Hot 100 smash "Ho Hey" and has sold 1.7 million copies.
Nelly, "Die a Happy Man"
As Thomas Rhett's original holds at No. 30 on the Hot 100 (and leads Hot Country Songs for a 14th week, tying for the fourth-most weeks ever logged at No. 1 on the genre ranking), Nelly's pop cover debuts at No. 83. The remake enters Digital Songs at No. 24 with 35,000 first-week downloads sold. (Rhett's version ranks at No. 16 on Digital Songs with 43,000.)