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Bruno Mars & Cardi B’s ‘Finesse’ Remix Flies Onto Billboard Hot 100 in Top 40

The newly-remixed collab launches at No. 35 as the chart's highest debut.

As previously reported, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé‘s “Perfect” tops the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Jan. 13) for a fifth week.

Meanwhile, Bruno Mars and Cardi B boast the Hot 100’s top debut, as “Finesse” enters at No. 35.

The neo-new jack swing collab, originally released as a solo song by Mars on his Grammy-nominated album 24K Magic, bows following the release of its remix and official video at midnight ET Jan. 4.

“Finesse” starts at No. 13 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 30,000 sold (up from a negligible amount) in the week ending Jan. 4, according to Nielsen Music, and opens at No. 49 on Radio Songs with 26 million audience impressions (also up from a minimal sum) in the week ending Jan. 7. The song additionally drew 8.7 million U.S. streams (up 2,098 percent) in the week ending Jan. 4. (Both the original version and remix of “Finesse” count toward its singular chart listing.)

“Finesse” marks Mars’ fourth charted single, and top 40 Hot 100 hit, from 24K Magic. The title cut reached No. 4 in December 2016; “That’s What I Like” topped the May 13, 2017-dated chart; and “Versace on the Floor” peaked at No. 33 in September.


Cardi B, meanwhile, adds to her Hot 100 haul, as, for a second week, she charts her first three Hot 100 entries in the top 10 simultaneously. Only The Beatles and Ashanti had previously scored such a career-opening hat trick.