Hot 100 Chart Moves: Nick Jonas & Tove Lo Get 'Close' in Top 40
Jonas arrives with his highest solo debut. Plus, moves for Ariana Grande, Sia, Justin Bieber & more.
As previously reported, Rihanna's "Work," featuring Drake, logs a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 16). Meanwhile, Fifth Harmony achieves its first Hot 100 top 10 with "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign.
Who else works their way up the Hot 100 this week?
Nick Jonas feat. Tove Lo, "Close"
Jonas notches his highest Hot 100 debut as a soloist, as "Close" roars in at No. 27. The ballad bows at No. 14 on the Digital Songs chart (55,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music) and No. 49 on Streaming Songs (5.2 million U.S. streams), while adding 16 million in radio audience. The track previews Jonas' album Last Year Was Complicated, due June 10. The past few years have also brought success to the pop star, as 2014 brought his No. 7 Hot 100 hit "Jealous" and the No. 13-peaking "Chains," both from his self-titled album.
As one-third of Jonas Brothers, Nick Jonas debuted at a No. 5 high in 2008 with "Burnin' Up," also marking the act's best peak.
Ariana Grande, "Dangerous Woman"
The title cut from Grande's May 20 album rebounds 13-12 on the Hot 100 after debuting at No. 10 two weeks ago, and hits the Streaming Songs top 10 (13-8; 12.2 million, up 13 percent). It should surge further following the March 30 premiere of its official video.
Sia featuring Sean Paul, "Cheap Thrills"
Sia was showcased on the March 24 episode of Fox's American Idol, on which she served as a mentor and the contestants sang Sia-penned songs. Meanwhile, a tune not performed on the show, "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, enters the Hot 100’s top 40, zooming from No. 71 (its prior peak) to No. 39 in its seventh week on the chart. It re-enters Digital Songs at No. 36, up by 125 percent to 29,000 sold.
Notably, Paul reaches the Hot 100's top 40 for the first time since 2010.
Justin Bieber, "Company"
The follow-up to the Hot 100 No. 1s "What Do You Mean?," "Sorry" and "Love Yourself" from Purpose pushes 66-57, reapproaching its No. 53 peak set when the album debuted atop the Billboard 200 (Dec. 5). Airplay accounts for the latest single's greatest share of Hot 100 points, as it enters Radio Songs at No. 44 (27 million in audience, up 14 percent). It also lifts 20-17 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.
Finally, an observation from Chart Beat reader Pablo Nelson of Oakland, Calif., who notices a case of parallel parking on the Hot 100:
" 'Fast Car' is adjacent to 'Uber Everywhere,' at Nos. 98 and 99, respectively. The former, Jonas Blue's Dakota-assisted remake of Tracy Chapman's 1988 hit, accelerates from No. 100, while the latter, by MadeinTYO, rolls in at No. 99."
Meanwhile, "Might Not," by Belly featuring The Weeknd, is next to "Might Be," by DJ Luke Nasty, at Nos. 77 and 78. Fellow reader @rock_golf first noticed the indecision when the songs first ranked back-to-back two weeks ago.