Hot 100 Chart Moves: Bebe Rexha Earns First Solo Top 40 Hit With 'I'm a Mess'
Plus, moves for DJ Khaled's all-star "No Brainer" & Selena Gomez's "Back to You."
As previously reported, Drake's "In My Feelings" posts an eighth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Sept. 8). Among his six career No. 1s, he has now led the Hot 100 for 47 total weeks, tying Usher for the most time at the top among solo males. The smash also takes the crown on the 2018 season-ending Songs of the Summer chart.
Plus, Khalid and Normani's "Love Lies" rises 11-9 on the Hot 100, becoming Khalid's second top 10 and Normani's first as a soloist, apart from Fifth Harmony, and BTS' "IDOL," featuring Nicki Minaj, launches at No. 11.
Who else makes noteworthy Hot 100 chart moves this week?
"No Brainer," DJ Khaled feat. Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper & Quavo
As the collaboration holds at No. 12 on the Hot 100 following its No. 5 debut four weeks earlier, it reaches the top 10 on the Radio Songs chart, bumping 11-9, up 5 percent to 59.5 million in airplay audience, according to Nielsen Music. Khaled collects his fourth Radio Songs top 10, while the song marks Bieber's 11th, Chance the Rapper's second and Quavo's third. As for individual radio formats, the track bullets at No. 7 on Rhythmic Songs and No. 8 on Pop Songs.
"Back to You," Selena Gomez
The song ascends to the Hot 100's top 20 (23-19), marking Gomez's highest-charting hit since her Kygo team-up "It Ain't Me," which reached No. 10 in May 2017. She claims her highest rank unaccompanied by another act since her "Hands to Myself," which hit No. 7 in February 2016.
"Back" rises 8-6 on Radio Songs (72 million, up 5 percent) and repeats at No. 5 on Pop Songs.
"I'm a Mess," Bebe Rexha
Rexha achieves her first top 40 Hot 100 on her own, as "I'm a Mess" jumps 45-39. She has reached the region with five other songs, all collaborations, and has charted only one other of her nine Hot 100 entries without any other act: "I Got You" peaked at No. 43 in March 2017.
"Mess" drew 17.9 million in airplay audience (up 7 percent) and 11.5 million U.S. streams (up 4 percent) and sold 8,000 downloads (down 3 percent) in the tracking week.
Forty is apparently Rexha's number this week: In addition to her top 40 milestone on the Hot 100, her "Meant to Be," with Florida Georgia Line, rules Hot Country Songs for a 40th week, extending the longest reign in the chart's nearly 60-year history.