British newcomer Taio Cruz sets the record for largest jump to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 by an act with its first charting single as “Break Your Heart,” featuring Ludacris, soars 53-1. The Hot 100 will be updated in its entirety Thursday (Mar. 11) morning.
“Heart” shifts 273,000 downloads in its first full week of availability, according to Nielsen SoundScan, to also claim the No. 1 slot on Digital Songs. Last week, the track moved 31,000 in a partial sales frame (approximately three days), which prompted its Hot 100 entry.
The song, which also topped the U.K. singles chart when it debuted at No. 1 in September, is growing rapidly in airplay, climbing 70-53 (up 21%) on Radio Songs.
The record for largest climb to No. 1 on the Hot 100 by an artist’s premiere single had belonged to Kelly Clarkson‘s “American Idol” victory song, “A Moment Like This,” which flew 52-1 on the chart dated Oct. 5, 2002.
Clarkson does retain the mark for biggest jump to No. 1 among all tracks with “My Life Would Suck Without You,” which nearly leapt the entire chart length (97-1) just over a year ago (Feb. 7, 2009).