Hot 100 Chart Moves: Fifth Harmony's 'Down' Debuts & Drake Extends Record

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Fifth Harmony ft. Gucci Mane "Down"

Plus, chart action for Shawn Mendes, Lady Gaga & Jake Paul.

As previously reported, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, rules the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated June 24) for a fifth week..

Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?

Fifth Harmony feat. Gucci Mane, "Down"

 

Fifth Harmony debuts its first single as a quartet, "Down," featuring Gucci Mane, at No. 42 on the Hot 100. The lead single from the group's forthcoming third LP starts at No. 12 on Digital Song Sales with 36,000 first-week downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music. It adds 9.2 million first-week U.S. streams and 7.1 million in airplay audience and enters the Pop Songs airplay chart at No. 37.

It could surge following the June 8 release of its official video.

"Down" marks the first 5H single since the December 2016 departure of Camila Cabello, whose own "Crying in the Club," her first Hot 100 hit unaccompanied by another artist, lifts 61-56. On Pop Songs, "Club" climbs 25-21. "I think both songs belong on pop radio, and can co-exist," says WBBM-FM (B96) Chicago assistant program director/music director Erik Bradley. "Each act is in such a groove right now."

Fifth Harmony reached a No. 4 Hot 100 high in June 2016 with "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign. The lead single from its second full-length, 7/27, debuted at No. 12 with 10 million U.S. streams and 88,000 sold.

In a June 2 visit to Billboard's New York offices, 5H's Ally Brooke Hernandez revealed that the new set will mix "strong pop melodies" and "dark urban sounds." Normani Kordei added that, for the first time, "We [co-]wrote more than half [the] album. It means more."

Shawn Mendes, "There's Nothing Holdin' Me Back"
The track hits the top 20 of both the Hot 100 (22-18) and Radio Songs (22-17), gaining by 15 percent to 51 million in all-format airplay audience.

Lady Gaga, "The Cure"
Aided by a 69-cent iTunes Store sale tag, the single zooms 34-16 on Digital Song Sales (30,000, up 64 percent), earning the Hot 100's top sales gain. It scores its best Digital Song Sales rank and sales sum since its May 6 debut (No. 3, 79,000). On the Hot 100, "The Cure" pushes 51-46, also earning its highest rank since it debuted at its No. 39 high.

DJ Khaled feat. Drake, "To the Max"
A third track from DJ Khaled's June 23 album Grateful hits the Hot 100, as "To the Max," featuring Drake, debuts at No. 53, powered most heavily by 8.4 million first-week U.S. streams. The set's former No. 1 "I'm the One" (featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne) holds at No. 3 while "Shining" (featuring Beyonce and Jay Z) reached No. 57 in March.

Drake adds his 155th Hot 100 entry, extending his mark for the most among soloists. Lil Wayne follows with 136. (Only the cast of Fox's Glee boasts more Hot 100 appearances: 207.)

Jake Paul feat. Team 10, "It's Everyday Bro"
The Los Angeles-based Paul, who boasts 6.3 million subscribers to his YouTube channel, makes his Hot 100 debut, as the track starts at No. 94 with 4.6 million U.S. streams.