The Weeknd's 'Call Out My Name' Headed for Top 10 Billboard Hot 100 Debut
Concurrently, parent set "My Dear Melancholy" is slated to launch atop the Billboard 200.
The Weeknd's "Call Out My Name" is aiming to debut in the top 10, and perhaps the top five, of next week's Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 14), as parent set My Dear Melancholy is headed for a No. 1 launch on the Billboard 200.
Based on preliminary data projecting the tracking period feeding next week's Hot 100, the song, on XO/Republic Records, should bow in the top five of both the Streaming Songs and Digital Song Sales charts, with over 35 million U.S. streams and over 30,000 downloads sold in the week ending April 5.
The song is from The Weeknd's new album, which looks primed to open atop the Billboard 200 with around 150,000 equivalent album units in the week ending April 5.
The Weeknd is seeking his eighth Hot 100 top 10. He notched his seventh in February, when "Pray for Me," his Kendrick Lamar duet from the soundtrack Black Panther: The Album, debuted at its No. 7 peak (marking his highest entrance).
Meanwhile, My Dear Melancholy should arrive as The Weeknd's third Billboard 200 No. 1 (all earned consecutively), following Beauty Behind the Madness in 2015 and Starboy in 2016.
Highlights of next week's Hot 100, which blends streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music, will post on Billboard.com Monday (April 9), with all charts posting the following day (April 10).