The lead single from the Canadian singer-songwriter’s sophomore album, Illuminate, leaps 21-16, passing its prior No. 20 peak. The leap is fueled by gains at radio, surging 26-19 on Radio Songs (49 million in audience in the week ending July 31, up 19 percent) and streaming, moving 26-23 on Streaming Songs (8.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending July 28, up 8 percent, according to Nielsen Music).
“Better” also becomes Mendes’ second-highest peaking track among his six career entries to date. “Better” outdoes the No. 20 peak of “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” with Camila Cabello. His only ‘better’ showing? “Stitches,” which reached No. 4 in 2015.
ScHoolboy Q feat. Kanye West, “That Part”
ScHoolboy Q scores his second top 40 hit as a lead artist on the Hot 100 as “That Part” moves 42-40. His first was “Studio,” featuring BJ the Chicago Kid, which climbed to No. 38 in 2014. Radio play continues to pick up steam for "That Part," as the song rises 18-16 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart (up 9 percent in spins at the format for the week).
For West, “Part” becomes his 40th top 40 hit on the Hot 100, passing Michael Jackson and Frankie Valli (39 each) for the tenth most top 40 hits by a male artist of all time.
Here’s an updated look at the men with the most top 40 visits, dating back to the Hot 100’s inception on Aug. 4, 1958:
80, Elvis Presley
69, Lil Wayne
57, Elton John
46, Stevie Wonder
45, Jay Z
44, James Brown
42, Chris Brown
41, Marvin Gaye
40, Kanye West
Desiigner, “Tiimmy Turner”
The rapper follows his Hot 100 No. 1 hit “Panda” with new release “Tiimmy Turner,” which debuts at No. 46. (‘90s kids will recognize the title’s reference to the main character of Nickelodeon’s The Fairly OddParents). Streaming powers the track’s debut, blasting in at No. 25 on the Streaming Songs chart (8.5 million U.S. streams). The cut also opens at No. 9 on Hot Rap Songs, where “Panda” leads the list for a sweet 16th week.
Coldplay, “Hymn for the Weekend”
This year’s Super Bowl headliners hop into the chart’s upper half with a 51-42 jump for “Hymn for the Weekend.” The cut, which features uncredited vocals from Beyonce, rises thanks to a popular remix by the Norwegian duo Seeb.
Seeb also had a hand in a Hot 100 hit this year, after the retooled version of Mike Posner’s “I Took A Pill in Ibiza” led to a No. 4 smash in May.
“Hymn” gains across the board: Radio lifts to 20 million in audience, up 9 percent, while the song benefits from a 2 percent gain in U.S. streams, reaching 5.7 million for the week. Digital sales rise to 26,000 downloads for the week, according to Nielsen Music, prompting a 37-30 gain on the Digital Songs chart.
Skrillex & Rick Ross, “Purple Lamborghini”
The Hot 100 welcomes a third single from the Suicide Squad soundtrack as this Skrillex and Rick Ross collaboration debuts at No. 67. The venture is the third Suicide Squad cut on this week’s chart, following Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens” (which gains 22-15) and “Sucker For Pain”(up 79-64) by the all-star collaboration of Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and Imagine Dragons with Logic and Ty Dolla $ign and featuring X Ambassadors.
Squad may continue to populate the Hot 100, as the soundtrack is due out Friday (Aug. 5), the same date the film hits North American theaters.