CMA Awards 2018
Hot 100 Chart Moves: Lady Gaga's 'Million Reasons' Roars at Radio & Rihanna Adds Another Top 40 Hit
Plus, moves for Justin Timberlake, Maroon 5 & Ariana Grande.
As previously reported, The Chainsmokers boast three songs in the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 18) – "Something Just Like This" (with Coldplay), "Paris" and "Closer" (featuring Halsey) – becoming just the third duo or group ever with three simultaneous top 10s, following only The Beatles and Bee Gees.
Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" leads the list for a sixth total week and Kodak Black earns his first Hot 100 top 10 with "Tunnel Vision." Meanwhile, Nicki Minaj ties for the most Hot 100 appearances among women, 73, matching Aretha Franklin, as Minaj's "Make Love" (with Gucci Mane) debuts at No. 78.
Who else makes key moves on the Hot 100 this week?
Justin Timberlake, "Can't Stop the Feeling!"
Timberlake's former No. 1 rebounds from No. 29 to No. 13 on the Hot 100, also blasting 35-6 on the Digital Song Sales chart, up 124 percent to 51,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 2, according to Nielsen Music. "Feeling" soars after Timberlake opened the Academy Awards (Feb. 26) with a live performance of the song, from the Trolls soundtrack.
Maroon 5 feat. Kendrick Lamar, "Don't Wanna Know"
While it peaked at No. 6 on the Hot 100 (dated Feb. 18), "Know," now at No. 25, adds a new honor: it becomes Maroon 5's second No. 1 on the Adult Contemporary airplay chart (2-1). The band previously topped AC with "Maps" (Feb. 14, 2015).
Maroon 5 has also charted five No. 2-peaking AC hits: "Payphone" (2012), "One More Night," "Daylight," "Love Somebody" (all in 2013) and "Sugar" (2015).
Lady Gaga, "Million Reasons"
Following its No 4 re-entry on the Feb. 25-dated Hot 100 after Lady Gaga performed it at Super Bowl LI (Feb. 5), the ballad holds (with a bullet) at No. 30, as airplay for the track gains notable momentum. "Reasons" bows on Radio Songs at No. 36 with 32 million in all-format audience, a hefty 35 percent gain. Gaga had last ranked higher on Radio Songs with the No. 12-peaking "Do What U Want" in 2014.
"Reasons," the second single from Gaga's album Joanne, pushes 25-21 on the Pop Songs chart and 17-16 on Adult Pop Songs. With those climbs, it's now bested the performance on both charts of lead Joanne single "Perfect Illusion," which peaked at Nos. 22 and 17 on the lists, respectively, in October. ("Illusion" spent a week on Radio Songs at No. 49 in October.)
Notably, "Reasons" was pop WHTZ (Z100) New York's fourth-most-played song in the week ending March 5 (86 plays). It also ranked fourth on adult pop WNEW (Fresh 102.7) New York, with 67 plays.
Future feat. Rihanna, "Selfish"
The track from Future's album HNDRXX, which debuts atop the Billboard 200, making the rapper the first artist ever to score No. 1 debuts in consecutive weeks (following the chart-topping arrival of FUTURE the week before), enters the Hot 100 at No. 37, led by its No. 10 start on Digital Song Sales (45,000).
With the bow, Rihanna earns her 47th top 40 Hot 100 hit, the third-highest total among women. Here's an update:
Women With the Most Top 40 Hot 100 Hits
50, Taylor Swift
43, Aretha Franklin
37, Nicki Minaj
35, Mariah Carey
33, Connie Francis
32, Janet Jackson
31, Dionne Warwick
Among all acts, Elvis Presley has totaled the most top 40 Hot 100 hits: 80. Overall, Swift is tied, with The Beatles (also 50), for sixth place among artists with the most top 40 entries since the Hot 100's Aug. 4, 1958, inception.
Ariana Grande feat. Future, "Everyday"
Following the Feb. 26 arrival of its PDA-heavy video, the fourth single from Grande's Dangerous Woman album charges 78-58 in its third week on the Hot 100. The track surges by 56 percent to 7.6 million U.S. streams.