As previously reported, EDM duo The Chainsmokers and featured alt-pop singer-songwriter Halsey crown the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 3), as "Closer" leaps 6-1 in its third week on the chart. The song marks each act's first trip to the Hot 100's summit.
Among other Hot 100 highlights:
Daya, "Sit Still, Look Pretty"
As she remains in the Hot 100's top 10 as featured on The Chainsmokers' other top 10 this week, "Don't Let Me Down" (at No. 8), teen pop singer Daya celebrates an honor of her own: "Sit Still, Look Pretty" jumps 56-36, marking her third top 40 Hot 100 in three tries (all in 2016). Her debut single "Hide Away" reached No. 23 in March and "Down" hit No. 3 in July.
"Pretty" vaults 46-12 on Digital Songs, up 112 percent to 38,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music, boosted by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store.
"Gold" rushes to a new high on the Hot 100, climbing 32-23. It enters the Digital Songs top 10, rising 13-9 with a 13 percent gain to 47,000 sold (also aided by a 69-cent iTunes sale tag). On Streaming Songs, "Gold" shines 43-40 (6.8 million U.S. streams, up 5 percent).
Tucker Beathard, "Rock On"
The son of Casey Beathard, writer of six Hot Country Songs No. 1s, makes his Hot 100 bow at No. 98 with "Rock On," which rises 20-18 on Hot Country Songs. The younger Beathard co-wrote the song with his father, as well as Marla Cannon-Goodman.
Casey Beathard's Hot Country Songs leaders as a writer (all co-writes) include Tracy Byrd's "Ten Rounds With Jose Cuervo" (2002) and Kenny Chesney's "Don't Blink" (2007) and "The Boys of Fall" (2010).