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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Camila Cabello’s ‘Havana’ Hits the Top 40 & Demi Lovato Doubles Up at New Heights

Plus, moves for Kendrick Lamar, Kesha & Ed Sheeran.

As previously reported, Cardi B‘s “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” tops the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a third week, marking a new longevity record for a hit by an unaccompanied female rapper.

Plus, J Balvin and Willy William’s “Mi Gente” blasts from No. 21 to No. 3, sparked by its newly added featured artist, Beyonce; Imagine Dragons’ “Thunder” rolls 17-7; and Demi Lovato hits a new career high, as “Sorry Not Sorry” rises 10-8 on the latest chart (dated Oct. 21).

Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?


“Humble.,” Kendrick Lamar
While it spent a week in charge of the Hot 100 (May 6), the track jumps 28-22 in its 27th week on the tally. It hikes 46-20 on Digital Song Sales, up 100 percent to 23,000 sold in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music, spurred by its new remix with Skrillex (which accounted for 54 percent of its sales total).

“Praying,” Kesha
At No. 26 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 22, the ballad bumps 11-10 on Adult Pop Songs, marking Kesha’s first top 10 on the airplay chart. She had previously peaked as high as No. 11 in her last visit, as featured on Pitbull’s “Timber” in 2014. As a lead until this week, Kesha rose (oh, that’s her middle name!) to a No. 14 high on Adult Pop Songs with both her debut “TiK ToK” in 2010 and “Die Young” in 2012.

“Havana,” Camila Cabello feat. Young Thug
The song from Cabello (born in Cojimar, Eastern Havana, Cuba) soars into the Hot 100’s top 40, up 44-29 with gains in all metrics. It rises 20-12 on Digital Song Sales (29,000 sold, up 51 percent) and 45-30 on Streaming Songs (14.3 million U.S. streams, up 21 percent, in the tracking week), while nearing Radio Songs (20 million in airplay audience, up 53 percent).

Cabello collects her third solo top 40 Hot 100 hit, and first as the sole lead artist. She reached No. 20 in January 2016 with Shawn Mendes on “I Know What You Did Last Summer” and hit No. 4 this February with “Bad Things,” with Machine Gun Kelly. (As a member of Fifth Harmony, she tallied four top 40 Hot 100 entries, including last year’s No. 4-peaking “Work From Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.)


“We love its production and originality,” Mark Adams, iHeartMedia pop brand coordinator and PD of San Francisco’s KYLD (WiLD 94.9), recently told Billboard of “Havana.” “We feel like it’s a great representation of who Camila is as an artist.”

“Perfect,” Ed Sheeran
The third single from Sheeran’s album ÷ hits a new high on the Hot 100, flying 58-34; it had first charted at No. 37 on March 25, the week that the set debuted atop the Billboard 200. The retro ballad charges 12-7 on Digital Song Sales (35,000, up 25 percent) and debuts at No. 38 on Radio Songs (33 million, up 50 percent), while leaping by 67 percent to 7.9 million U.S. streams.

“No Promises,” Cheat Codes feat. Demi Lovato
Lovato doubles up with new Hot 100 highs this week, as — in addition to her own “Sorry Not Sorry” rising 10-8 — “No Promises” lifts 41-38, marking a new peak in its 21st week on the chart. On the Pop Songs airplay chart, “Promises” bullets at its No. 7 high, while leapfrogged by “Sorry,” which jumps 8-6, likewise reaching a new best mark.

As previously reported, “Sorry” parent album Tell Me You Love Me debuts at No. 3 on the Billboard 200.