Hot 100 Chart Moves: Zayn's 'Let Me' Debuts, Camila Cabello & Imagine Dragons Hit New Highs in Top 20



Zayn earns his seventh solo entry post-1D. Plus, gains for "Never Be the Same" & "Whatever It Takes."

Zayn scores his first unaccompanied entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 28in two years, as "Let Me" opens at No. 73.

The song arrives with 8.1 million U.S. streams and 12,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending April 19, according to Nielsen Music, and also debuts at No. 43 on the Digital Song Sales chart.

The song added 3.6 million all-format radio audience impressions in the week ending April 22 and bows at No. 40 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.

"Let Me" is Zayn's seventh solo Hot 100 entry, following his 2015 departure from one Direction, and his first unaccompanied charted title since "Like I Would" in 2016. (1D earned 19 Hot 100 entries with Zayn as a member before he left the group.)

Here's a chronological list of Zayn's solo Hot 100 hits:

Zayn's Solo Billboard Hot 100 Entries
Peak Position, Title, Peak Date
No. 1 (one week), "Pillowtalk," Feb. 20, 2016
No. 59, "It's You," March 19, 2016
No. 55, "Like I Would," April 2, 2016
No. 2, "I Don't Wanna Live Forever (Fifty Shades Darker)," with Taylor Swift, March 4, 2017
No. 66, "Still Got Time," feat. PARTYNEXTDOOR, April 15, 2017
No. 44, "Dusk Till Dawn," feat. Sia, Sept. 30, 2017
No. 73 (to date), "Let Me," April 28, 2018

"Let Me" is believed to be the first single from Zayn's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, the follow up to his 2016 solo debut, Mind of Mine.

Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?

"Never Be the Same," Camila Cabello

The song hits a new Hot 100 high, rising 15-13 (besting its prior No. 14 peak). It pushes 6-4 on the Radio Songs chart (91.8 million audience impressions, up 11 percent) and holds at its No. 2 high on Pop Songs (up 8 percent in plays).

"Whatever It Takes," Imagine Dragons

The band lands its seventh top 20 Hot 100 hit, as the track rises 22-20. It keeps at No. 8 on Radio Songs (77.1 million, up 6 percent) and becomes the group's sixth top 10 on Pop Songs (11-8). "Takes" previously topped the Alternative Songs airplay chart for three weeks (beginning March 17), marking the third No. 1 from the act's 2017 album Evolve, following "Believer" and "Thunder," as the set became the first this decade to spin off a trio of Alternative Songs leaders.

"Takes" rules the Hot Rock Songs chart for a fourth week.


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