Hot 100 Chart Moves: Khalid & Normani's 'Love Lies' Hits Top 40 After BBMAs Performance
The track is Khalid's fifth top 40 hit & Normani's first as a soloist. Plus, Dua Lipa breaks a record & more.
"Love Lies," which the pair performed on the Billboard Music Awards May 20, reaches the region with 14.2 million U.S. streams (up 9 percent) and 13,000 downloads sold (up 72 percent) in the week ending May 24, according to Nielsen Music, as the collab climbs 45-36 on Streaming Songs and re-enters the Digital Song Sales chart at No. 36. It also gains by 16 percent to 15 million in radio audience (in the week ending May 27).
Khalid previously reached the Hot 100's top 40 as featured, with Alessia Cara, on Logic's "1-800-273-8255" (which hit a No. 3 peak); his own "Location" (No. 16) and "Young Dumb & Broke" (No. 18); and as featured on Marshmello's "Silence" (No. 30).
Normani also becomes the second member of now on-hiatus Fifth Harmony to earn a solo top 40 hit on the Hot 100 (with 5H having made four trips to the tier). Camila Cabello has notched four: "I Know What You Did Last Summer," with Shawn Mendes (No. 20 peak); "Bad Things," with Machine Gun Kelly (No. 4); "Havana," featuring Young Thug (No. 1, one week); and "Never Be the Same" (No. 6). (Read on for more about Cabello.)
As previously reported, Drake's "Nice for What" rebounds for a fifth total week atop the Hot 100; he and Lil Baby blast 49-6 with "Yes Indeed"; Ella Mai pushes 11-8 with "Boo'd Up"; and BTS soars in at No. 10 with "Fake Love," the chart's first top 10 by a K-pop group.
In even more Hot 100 chart moves:
"New Rules," Dua Lipa
As it falls 28-31 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 6, the song breaks the record for the most weeks, 39, spent on the Pop Songs airplay chart by a female (as it rebounds 13-12). It passes P!nk's "U + Ur Hand," which spent 38 weeks on Pop Songs in 2006-07. Both songs led the list for four weeks.
Among all songs, "New Rules" ties three others (also all No. 1s) that each logged 39 weeks on Pop Songs, the chart's second-best sum: Goo Goo Dolls' "Slide" and "Iris" (both in 1998-99) and Real McCoy's "Another Night" (1994-95; the No. 1 song of the chart's first 25 years). Only Edwin McCain's No. 10 hit "I'll Be" has totaled more time on the chart: 41 weeks in 1998.
Meanwhile, Lipa sports three songs in the Pop Songs top 20 for a third straight week, making her the only artist to triple up in the region this year: "IDGAF" hits a new No. 16 peak and her Calvin Harris collab "One Kiss" holds at its No. 18 high.
"Like That," Kris Wu
The former member of South Korean-Chinese boy band EXO (at No. 2 on the Social 50) charts his first solo entry on the Hot 100, as "Like That" debuts at No. 73. It starts with 6.1 million U.S. streams and also enters Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at No. 37.
"Sangria Wine," Pharrell Williams x Camila Cabello
Following Cabello's solo performance of "Havana" and the pair's team-up for "Sangria Wine" on the Billboard Music Awards May 20, the former (at No. 24 on the Hot 100) gains by 54 percent to 17,000 sold, earning the chart's top digital sales gainer award. The latter launches at No. 83 on the Hot 100 with 16,000 sold.
"Don't Go Breaking My Heart," Backstreet Boys
Backstreet's back on the Hot 100 with its first entry as a lead act in over a decade, as "Don't Go Breaking My Heart" debuts at No. 99. The group had last appeared in a lead role when "Inconsolable" reached No. 86 in 2007. In between, the band reached No. 46 (and No. 1 on Country Airplay) as featured on Florida Georgia Line's "God, Your Mama, And Me" in 2017.
BSB boasts six Hot 100 top 10s, led by their first, the No. 2-peaking "Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)" in 1997.