Women in Music 2018
Hot 100 Chart Moves: Selena Gomez & Kygo Soar With 'It Ain't Me'
Plus, moves for Shawn Mendes, Maroon 5, DJ Khaled & Ariana Grande.
As previously reported, Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 11) for a fifth total week. Plus, Bruno Mars' "That's What I Like" hits the top five and The Chainsmokers' "Paris" returns to the top 10, hitting a new peak.
Who else makes noteworthy moves on the Hot 100 this week?
Kygo x Selena Gomez, "It Ain't Me"
The song skyrockets from No. 93 to No. 12 on the Hot 100, following the trop-house collab's first full week of tracking. The single, released Feb. 16, vaults 49-3 on the Digital Song Sales chart (67,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music) and debuts at No. 14 on Streaming Songs (15.5 million U.S. streams), while adding 19 million in airplay audience.
"Ain't" easily becomes Kygo's highest-charting Hot 100 hit, besting the No. 92 peak of his only prior entry, "Firestone" (featuring Conrad), in 2015. Gomez continues her chart hot streak, notching her eighth top 20 hit in less than four years. The song is set to appear on Kygo's sophomore studio album, expected later in 2017.
"Ain't" additionally claims Greatest Gainer honors on the Pop Songs airplay chart, where it jumps 30-21, with a 104 percent surge in plays. "I love the progression of her sound," says KVIL Dallas program director Jay Michaels. "Her last album [2015's Revival] was huge, but she's pushing herself forward."
SiriusXM vp of music programming Kid Kelly praises the song as an "interesting pivot for Selena," given its heavier dance lean than her prior fare, while WWPW Atlanta PD Dan Hunt echoes her "continued evolution. The response has been huge; lots of social buzz on the song."
"With all of the new music that just dropped," adds WBBM Chicago assistant PD/music director Erik Bradley (from Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and The Chainsmokers, among others), "This song stands out as one of the best. It feels like it's destined to be one of the big pop springtime smashes."
Shawn Mendes, "Mercy"
As the song pushes 19-18 on the Hot 100, nearing its No. 17 highpoint set in January, it becomes Mendes' third top 10 on Radio Songs, where it rises 14-10 (68 million in audience, up 10 percent). Mendes previously reached the Radio Songs top 10 with "Stitches" (2015) and "Treat You Better" (2016), each of which hit No. 3.
Maroon 5 feat. Future, "Cold"
The track leaps 42-23 in its second week on the Hot 100. After its first full week of tracking, it ranks at No. 11 on Digital Song Sales (44,000 sold) and No. 32 on both Radio Songs (39 million impressions) and Streaming Songs (11.4 million domestic streams).
DJ Khaled feat. Beyonce & Jay Z "Shining"
Released following the Grammy Awards (Feb. 12), the high-profile collab ascends 62-57 in its second week on the Hot 100. It debuts at No. 45 on Radio Songs (27 million in audience), while drawing 3.8 million U.S. streams.
Ariana Grande feat. Future, "Everyday"
The fourth single from Grande's Dangerous Woman album lifts 85-78 in its second week on the Hot 100, powered by its 24-22 advance on the Pop Songs chart (up 24 percent in plays). It could jump on next week's Hot 100 (dated March 18) following the Feb. 26 arrival of its love (and more)-is-in-the-air video.