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Hot 100 Chart Moves: 5 Seconds of Summer Scores First Pop Radio Top 10 With ‘Youngblood’

5 Seconds of Summer ascends to its first top 10 on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Youngblood" bounds 12-8. The Sydney, Australia pop-rock quartet previously peaked at a No. 15 high on…

5 Seconds of Summer ascends to its first top 10 on Billboard‘s Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as “Youngblood” bounds 12-8. The Sydney, Australia pop-rock quartet previously peaked at a No. 15 high on the list with “She’s Kinda Hot” in 2015.

On the Billboard Hot 100, the band earns its second top 20 hit (following 2014’s No. 16-peaking “Amnesia”), as “Youngblood” jumps 22-17 with top Airplay Gainer honors, gaining by 16 percent to 47.2 million audience impressions, according to Nielsen Music.


“Youngblood” is the second single from 5SOS’ like-titled third LP, which debuted atop the June 30-dated Billboard 200 (making the group the first Australian act with three No. 1s on the survey). Lead single “Want You Back” reached No. 23 on Pop Songs and spent a week on the Hot 100, at No. 61. As the band toured to promote the new set, “‘Youngblood’ was getting a stronger reaction than ‘Want You Back,’ ” says Greg Marella, Capitol Music Group executive vp promotion. “We made the decision to pivot to ‘Youngblood.’ We couldn’t ignore the data.”

“Youngblood” has drawn 134 million U.S. on-demand streams and sold 171,000 downloads through Aug. 19. (“Want You Back” sports 57.8 million streams and 83,000 sold to date.)

Ultimately, Marella says of “Youngblood,” “The band made a hit record. It connected. None of this happens without that.”

“Barbie Dreams,” Nicki Minaj
Minaj extends her record for the most Hot 100 entries among women to 97 (ahead of runner-up Taylor Swift, with 77), as four tracks debut from Minaj’s album Queen, which starts at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. “Barbie Dreams” begins at No. 18 on the Hot 100, fueled by 17.3 million U.S. streams and 24,000 downloads sold. It also enters R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay at No. 33 (5.9 million in audience), marking Minaj’s highest debut on the list with a song with no other artist billings.


“Back to You,” Selena Gomez
Gomez achieves her seventh top 10 on Radio Songs, where the track from the 13 Reasons Why: Season 2 soundtrack rises 12-10 (60.1 million impressions, up 9 percent). On the Hot 100, the song jumps 33-25 (after reaching No. 22).

“Drew Barrymore,” Bryce Vine
The Los Angeles rapper/singer makes his first Hot 100 visit, with “Drew Barrymore,” new at No. 91. The track enters Pop Digital Song Sales at No. 21 (5,000 sold) and bullets at No. 22 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.