Hot 100 Chart Moves: Shawn Mendes Debuts & Selena Gomez Soars
Mendes' "Treat You Better" begins in the top 40, while Gomez's "Kill Em With Kindness" climbs following the arrival of its video. Plus, moves for Florida Georgia Line, DJ Khaled, Mike WiLL Made-It & Rihanna.
As previously reported, Drake tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 25) for a fifth nonconsecutive week with "One Dance," featuring WizKid and Kyla. Plus, Justin Timberlake's former Hot 100 No. 1 "Can't Stop the Feeling!" is the best-selling song in the U.S. for a fifth week, matching his longest reign on the Digital Songs sales chart first set by "SexyBack" 10 years ago.
Just beyond the Hot 100's top 10, Kent Jones' debut hit "Don't Mind" bounds 13-11; Sia's "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul, jumps 19-13; and twenty one pilots' "Ride" roars 22-15.
Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 this week?
Florida Georgia Line, "H.O.L.Y."
The ballad hits a new high on the Hot 100, rising 21-17 (after debuting at No. 20, its prior peak, five weeks ago). It also rules Hot Country Songs for a sixth week. On Country Airplay, the song lifts 12-10, up by 11 percent to 29 million in audience, according to Nielsen Music. FGL logs its 11th Country Airplay top 10, having notched five apiece (including four No. 1s each) from each of its first two full-length albums. "H.O.L.Y." introduces its third LP, Dig Your Roots, expected this summer.
DJ Khaled, "For Free," feat. Drake
The song launches at No. 18 on the Hot 100, driven by its No. 2 entrance on Digital Songs (105,000 sold in its first week). On the Hot 100, it's Drake's 124th entry. Here's an updated look at the acts with the most visits to the Hot 100 dating to the chart's Aug. 4, 1958, inception (notably, two years after Elvis Presley's career had begun):
207, Glee Cast
131, Lil Wayne
108, Elvis Presley
91, James Brown
85, Jay Z
78, Chris Brown
77, Kanye West
75, Ray Charles
73, Aretha Franklin
71, The Beatles
69, Taylor Swift
67, Elton John
66, Nicki Minaj
63, Stevie Wonder
62, Justin Bieber
Among his total, Drake tallied a record 20 songs on the Hot 100 in one week, dated May 21, the week that his album Views spent its first of six weeks (and counting) atop the Billboard 200.
Shawn Mendes, "Treat You Better"
Mendes' new single begins at No. 34 on the Hot 100 and No. 7 on Digital Songs, with 73,000 sold in its first week. The song is Mendes' fourth top 40 Hot 100 hit, following "Life of the Party" (No. 24, 2014), "Stitches" (No. 4, 2015) and "I Know What You Did Last Summer," with Fifth Harmony's Camilla Cabello (No. 20, 2016). "Better" previews Mendes' forthcoming second full-length album.
Selena Gomez, "Kill Em With Kindness"
Following three Hot 100 top 10s from her album Revival, Gomez bounds 74-52 with the set's fourth single, which wins top Streaming Gainer honors following the June 6 premiere of its official video. The whistle-infused track debuts at No. 48 on Radio Songs (26 million in audience, up 11 percent) and grows by 81 percent to 5.1 million domestic streams and by 31 percent 15,000 sold.
"Kindness" climbs 18-17 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, where Gomez also lifts 36-31 as featured on Charlie Puth's "We Don't Talk Anymore." The collab also ascends 35-34 on Adult Pop Songs.
Mike WiLL Made-It x Rihanna, "Nothing Is Promised"
The track enters the Hot 100 at No. 75, powered fairly equally by 28,000 in first-week sales and 3.1 million U.S. streams. The track is the first single from Mike WiLL Made-It's forthcoming album Ransom 2.
The song also marks Rihanna's 56th Hot 100 entry. Among women, only Aretha Franklin (73), Taylor Swift (69), Nicki Minaj (66) and Madonna (57) boast more, with Rihanna tying Dionne Warwick for the fifth-best total among women.