Hot 100 Chart Moves: Gucci Mane, P!nk, Ed Sheeran & Camila Cabello Hit the Top 20
Plus, Dua Lipa & Blackbear earn their first top 40 Hot 100 hits.
As previously reported, Post Malone's "Rockstar," featuring 21 Savage, spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Nov. 4). Meanwhile, two rock bands -- Portugal. The Man and Imagine Dragons -- appear in the top five simultaneously for the first time in over 10 years, while Demi Lovato lifts to another personal-best rank with "Sorry Not Sorry," at No. 7.
Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?
"I Get the Bag," Gucci Mane feat. Migos
As Gucci Mane's new album Mr. Davis bounds onto the Billboard 200 at No. 2, and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 1, with 70,000 equivalent album units, according to Nielsen Music, the rapper (born Radric Delantic Davis) surges 24-11 on the Hot 100 with the set's Migos-assisted "I Get the Bag." Streaming is driving the single, which jumps 7-4 on the Streaming Songs chart (27.6 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, up 22 percent, good for the Hot 100's top Streaming Gainer award).
Gucci Mane is now a notch away from his first Hot 100 top 10 as a lead artist. He's reached the region once, as featured on Rae Sremmurd's "Black Beatles," which spent seven weeks at No. 1 beginning Nov. 26, 2016.
"What About Us," P!nk
Above Gucci Mane on the Billboard 200 is P!nk, whose Beautiful Trauma launches at No. 1 with 408,000 units, the most for a woman in 2017. Lead single "What About Us" leaps 23-13 on the Hot 100, becoming her 18th song to reach the top 15; of those, 15 have hit the top 10. Airplay is leading the way for the song, which rises 10-8 on Radio Songs (79 million in audience, up 6 percent).
"Perfect," Ed Sheeran
The ballad becomes the third top 20 hit from Ed Sheeran's album ÷, jumping 22-18. It lifts 4- 3 on Digital Song Sales (50,000 downloads sold, up 14 percent), 34-30 on Radio Songs (45 million, up 17 percent) and 46-35 on Streaming Songs (11.5 million, up 12 percent).
The first two singles from ÷, "Shape of You" and "Castle on the Hill," opened at their Nos. 1 and 6 peaks, respectively, on Jan. 28, making Sheeran the first artist ever to debut two titles in the top 10 simultaneously. "Shape" went on to total 12 weeks at No. 1 and a record 33 weeks in the top 10. In its 41st week on the Hot 100, it ranks at No. 22, after spending its first 40 weeks in the top 20, the longest run in the top 20 for a song from its debut in the chart's history.
"Havana," Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
The song from Camila Cabello (born in Cojimar, Eastern Havana, Cuba) featuring Young Thug rounds out the quartet of new top 20 Hot 100 entrants, climbing 26-20. It gains 10-6 on Digital Song Sales (35,000, up 8 percent), 22-18 on Streaming Songs (17.8 million, up 17 percent) and 50-36 on Radio Songs (37 million, up 44 percent).
Cabello ties her second-highest rank as a soloist, as she reached No. 20 in January 2016 with Shawn Mendes on "I Know What You Did Last Summer." She's also one of the acts billed together as Artists for Puerto Rico, the featured collective on Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Almost Like Praying," which spent a week on the Hot 100 last week, also at No. 20.
Cabello has charted higher only with "Bad Things," with Machine Gun Kelly, which hit No. 4 this February. (As a member of Fifth Harmony, she tallied two top 20 Hot 100 entries: "Worth It," featuring Kid Ink, a No. 12 hit in 2015, and last year's No. 4-peaking "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign.)
"Havana" could gain further on next week's Hot 100 (dated Nov. 11), as its official video arrived today. (The current streaming tracking week runs through Thursday, Oct. 26.)
"New Rules," Dua Lipa
Below the top 20, two acts each earn their first top 40 Hot 100 hits, led by pop singer-songwriter Dua Lipa, whose "New Rules" lifts 44-38. The cut ranks at No. 27 on both Streaming Songs (13.7 million, up 3 percent) and Digital Song Sales (16,000, up 38 percent, aided by a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price).
"Do Re Mi," Blackbear
The hip-hop act rises 45-40 in his first Hot 100 visit. Powered most heavily by streams, the song bullets at No. 22 on Streaming Songs (16.4 million, up 2 percent).
Blackbear (real name: Matthew Tyler Musto) is the third "bear"-monikered act ever to prowl in the Hot 100's top 40. The others who previously made the region their den: The Teddy Bears and Edward Bear. The former reigned for three weeks in December 1958 (the Hot 100's first year) with "To Know Him, Is to Love Him," while the latter hit a No. 3 high with "Last Song" in 1973. Until this week, no bear had been spotted in the top 40 since June 2, 1973, when Edward Bear's "Close Your Eyes" peaked at No. 37.
(Blackbear could be drawn to the lyric in the song above "Do Re Mi," Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road," at No. 39: "Got hips like honey, so thick and so sweet …")