Hot 100 Chart Moves: N*E*R*D & Rihanna's 'Lemon' Rebounds to Top 40 Thanks to Drake Remix

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Rihanna and Drake perform on Feb. 24, 2016 in London.

Marshmello & Anne-Marie's "Friends" also hits the top 40.

As previously reported, Drake's "God's Plan" tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated March 31) for a ninth week, encompassing the song's entire run on the tally, dating to its debut at No. 1.

Meanwhile, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" pushes 4-2, becoming the highest-charting Hot 100 hit by a country duo or group in eight years.

Two acts earn their first Hot 100 top 10s: XXXTentacion, whose "Sad!" surges 19-7 as parent album ? debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and comic rapper Lil Dicky, whose body-switching spoof "Freaky Friday," featuring Chris Brown, debuts at No. 9.

Plus, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Ben Platt's "Found/Tonight" debuts on the Hot 100 at No. 49, powered by its No. 1 launch on Billboard's Digital Song Sales chart.

Beyond all that action, who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?

"Friends," Marshmello & Anne-Marie
The collab climbs 41-28 on the Hot 100, marking Marshmello's fourth top 40 hit and Anne-Marie's second.

Marshmello hit a No. 20 high with "Wolves," with Selena Gomez, in December, and hit No. 30 later that month with "Silence," featuring Khalid. Just last week, "Everyday," with Logic, reached No. 29.

Anne-Marie has now hit the Hot 100's top 40 in both of her visits to the chart. She rose to No. 9 as featured, with Sean Paul, on Clean Bandit's "Rockabye" in March 2017.

"Friends" flies 29-24 on Streaming Songs, up 22 percent to 16.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 22, according to Nielsen Music. It also gains by 16 percent to 18 million in airplay audience and 4 percent to 10,000 downloads sold.

"Lemon," N*E*R*D & Rihanna
The track rebounds 61-40 in its 20th week on the Hot 100, matching tis peak first set on the Jan. 27-dated chart. Sparking its jump? Its new remix with Drake, as the single re-enters Digital Song Sales at No. 18, up 136 percent to 20,000 sold, and surges by 34 percent to 9.6 million streams.

("Lemon" led the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart and peaked at No. 21 on the all-genre Radio Songs ranking in February.)

As the Drake remix was released during the tracking week, the song should sport further streaming gains on next week's charts (dated April 7).

"Sit Next to Me," Foster the People
Debuting at No. 86, Foster the People makes its first Hot 100 visit in exactly six years, since "Don't Stop (Color on the Walls)" spent its last week on the chart (after reaching No. 86) dated March 31, 2012. Its lone prior hit marked the band's breakthrough: "Pumped Up Kicks" reached No. 3 in September 2011.

"Sit" rises to No. 3 in its 29th week on the Alternative Songs airplay chart and, as it continues its pop crossover, climbs 20-19 in its 13th week on Adult Pop Songs and 36-33 in its third frame on Pop Songs.

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