Hot 100 Chart Moves: gnash & Kiiara Surge in the Top 20
"I Hate U I Love U" & "Gold" both shine. Plus, moves for Coldplay, Fitz & the Tantrums, Old Dominion and Frenship & Emily Warren.
As previously reported, The Chainsmokers rule the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Oct. 15) for a seventh week with "Closer," featuring Halsey. Meanwhile, The Weeknd blasts from No. 40 to No. 3 with his new single "Starboy," featuring Daft Punk, and "This Town," the first solo offering from One Direction's Niall Horan, debuts at No. 63.
Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves?
gnash featuring Olivia O'Brien, "I Hate U I Love You"
Two songs, both by artists in their first appearances on the Hot 100, hit the chart's top 15: "I Hate U I Love You" (19-13) and "Gold" (16-15). "Hate" by gnash (born Garrett Nash) holds at its No. 5 high on the Digital Song Sales chart, and crowns Pop Digital Song Sales for a second week, with 50,000 sold in the week ending Sept. 29, according to Nielsen Music. Kiiara's "Gold" ranks at No. 8 on Digital Song Sales and No. 4 on Pop Digital Song Sales (44,000); both songs are on sale for 69 cents in the iTunes Store.
Coldplay, "Hymn for the Weekend"
The single (featuring an uncredited Beyonce) holds at its No. 25 peak on the Hot 100 and becomes Coldplay's ninth top 10 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart (11-9). The band first reached the Adult Pop Songs top tier with "Clocks" in 2003.
Fitz and the Tantrums, "HandClap"
The song debuts at No. 89 on the Hot 100, sparked by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store and its latest Fiat ad synch. "HandClap" hit No. 5 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart in July. It also claimed the No. 1 spot on Billboard & Clio's Top TV Commercials chart for May, June and August (thanks to two Fiat ads featuring the song).
Old Dominion, "Song for Another Time"
The track, up 19-16 on Hot Country Songs, enters the Hot 100 at No. 92, and brings along a whole bunch of classics, via its lyrics. The track namechecks hits ranging from pop ("Candle in the Wind," "Sweet Caroline," "Teenage Dream") to R&B ("Dancing on the Ceiling"), rock ("Paradise City ") and, naturally, country ("I'll be so lonesome I could cry").
Frenship & Emily Warren, "Capsize"
New at No. 94, "Capsize" is the first Hot 100 entry for both electro-pop duo Capsize and singer-songwriter Warren as artists. The latter remains in the top 10 as a writer, however, having co-written The Chainsmokers' No. 3 smash "Don't Let Me Down," featuring Daya (now at No. 9).