Hot 100 Chart Moves: Katy Perry's Olympics-Fueled 'Rise'
Her anthem vaults 43-29 thanks to the arrival of its official video and the Olympics' golden touch. Plus, moves for Ariana Grande, Tory Lanez, Britney Spears & Panic! at the Disco.
As previously reported, Sia spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Aug. 27) with "Cheap Thrills," featuring Sean Paul. The song holds off Major Lazer's "Cold Water," featuring Justin Bieber and MO, which returns to its No. 2 peak (from No. 5).
Plus, duo Twenty One Pilots flies to its third top 10 with "Heathens," from the new No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the Suicide Squad: The Album soundtrack. With two concurrent Hot 100 top 10s, as prior single "Ride" remains in the top tier, the act makes history as the first alternative duo or group with simultaneous Hot 100 top 10s.
Meanwhile, DJ Snake's "Let Me Love You," featuring Justin Bieber, bounds in at No. 1 on Billboard's Digital Songs sales chart and No. 12 on the Hot 100, selling 113,000 downloads in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.
Sia Spends Fourth Week Atop Hot 100, Twenty One Pilots Make History in Top 10 / DJ Snake & Justin Bieber Debut at No. 1 on Digital Songs & No. 12 on Hot 100 With 'Let Me Love You' / 'Suicide Squad' Soundtrack Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart
Beyond all that action, who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?
Ariana Grande, "Into You"
Ahead of Grande's appearance as one of the headliners at the second annual Billboard Hot 100 Music Festival this weekend (Aug. 20-21), the follow-up to the No. 8-peaking "Dangerous Woman" darts into the Hot 100's top 20, leaping 22-13. It becomes her ninth top 10 on Digital Songs, soaring 30-9 (52,000, up 77 percent), aided in part by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store.
"Into You" also rises at radio, becoming Grande's seventh top 10 on the Pop Songs airplay chart (13-10).
Katy Perry, "Rise"
Perry's Olympics-themed single rebounds 43-29 in its fourth week on the Hot 100. It debuted at No. 11 (its peak) on the Aug. 6 chart. Powering the song's vault, it debuts at No. 42 on Streaming Songs (6.7 million, up 75 percent) and soars 20-10 on Digital Songs (47,000, up 24 percent), following the Aug. 4 arrival of its official video.
Synched with NBC's coverage of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, which began Aug. 5 and run through Sunday (Aug. 21), "Rise" also debuts at No. 47 on Radio Songs, drawing 27 million in all-format audience in the tracking week (up 14 percent). It lifts 16-14 on Adult Pop Songs, 15-14 on Adult Contemporary and 27-23 on Pop Songs.
Will the song remain a radio hit after the world's best athletes have departed Rio? "I love it," says Sue O'Neil, program director of both pop WKSE (Kiss 98.5) and adult pop WTSS (Star 102.5) Buffalo, N.Y. The stations played "Rise" 52 and 45 times, respectively, in the tracking week. "I love its anthem feel and positivity. I have no problem playing it after the Olympics to see if it's got legs."
Tory Lanez, "Luv"
Lanez logs his second top 40 Hot 100 hit, following "Say It" (No. 23 in February), as "Luv" lifts 46-40. Streaming marks the greatest points contributor for "Luv," which gains by 9 percent to 5.8 million U.S. streams.
Britney Spears feat. G-Eazy, "Make Me…"
Similar to Perry's climb, Spears rebounds 67-43 on the Hot 100 following the Aug. 5 arrival of its official video. The song, which debuted at its No 17 Hot 100 peak (Aug. 6), bows on Streaming Songs at No. 41, up by 78 percent to 6.7 million domestic clicks.
Panic! at the Disco, "Bohemian Rhapsody"
More from the Suicide Squad soundtrack: Panic! at the Disco's cover of "Bohemian Rhapsody," from the set, debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 64. Despite the Queen classic first hitting the Hot 100 in 1976, all four versions of the song, including Queen's, have peaked on the chart since 1992. Queen's original first rose to No. 9 in 1976, before returning and reaching a new high of No. 2 in 1992 when it was rereleased on the Wayne's World soundtrack.
Before Panic! at the Disco's new version, "Rhapsody" returned to the Hot 100 via two other covers: by The Braids (No. 42, 1996), from the High School High soundtrack, and by the cast of Fox's Glee, featuring Jonathan Groff (No. 84, 2010).