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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Camila Cabello’s ‘Never Be the Same’ Launches as Top Debut

Plus, chart action for Dua Lipa, NF and … Andy Williams.

As previously reported, two songs jingle to the Billboard Hot 100‘s top 10 (on the chart dated Dec. 30).

Migos, Nicki Minaj and Cardi B‘s “MotorSport” vrooms 15-6 following the premiere of its official video, making Cardi B the first female rapper to have sent her first three Hot 100 entries to the top 10. Plus, Mariah Carey‘s 1994 modern classic “All I Want for Christmas Is You” dashes 11-9 for its first week in the top 10, 23 years after its release.  

Atop the Hot 100, Ed Sheeran and Beyoncé‘s “Perfect” reigns for a second week.

Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?  

“New Rules,” Dua Lipa
The British pop singer-songwriter, and model, scores her first top 10 on the Radio Songs chart, where “New Rules” roars 14-9, up 20 percent to 64 million in airplay audience in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.

On the Hot 100, “New Rules” hits a new peak, rising 17-14.


“Let You Down,” NF
The rapper’s first Hot 100 entry reaches the top 20, charging 22-16 with gains in all three of the chart’s metrics. The track gains by 7 percent to 20,000 sold; 5 percent to 18.5 million U.S. streams; and 1 percent to 3 million in airplay audience. It climbs 16-11 on Digital Song Sales; 24-16 on Streaming Songs; and 41-32 on Radio Songs.

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” Andy Williams
The Christmas standard is a top 40 Hot 100 hit at last, bounding 45-35; the song previously spent a week on the list last holiday season at No. 48 (as, for many years in the ’60s, holiday songs were not eligible to appear on the Hot 100. Williams released the track in 1963).

The carol surges 44-27 on Streaming Songs, up 27 percent to 19.1 million U.S. streams.


Williams (who died in 2012 at age 84) adds his 22nd top 40 entry on the Hot 100 and first since 1972, when “Love Theme from ‘The Godfather’ (Speak Softy Love)” reached No. 34. He first appeared on the chart a month into its existence, in September 1958.

Along with Carey’s and Williams’ climbs, Brenda Lee‘s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” pushes 37-34 on the Hot 100; Nat King Cole‘s “The Christmas Song (Merry Christmas to You)” moves 42-38; Burl Ives “A Holly Jolly Christmas” bumps 47-41; and Wham!‘s “Last Christmas” re-enters at No. 44 (after reaching No. 41 last holiday season).

“Never Be the Same,” Camila Cabello
The song logs the Hot 100’s top debut at No. 61, starting at No. 5 on Digital Song Sales (30,000 sold), while drawing 6.1 million U.S. streams and 4.5 million in radio audience.

The track follows the No. 2-peaking “Havana” from Cabello’s debut solo LP, Camila, due Jan. 12.