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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Heartbeat Song’ Debuts in Top 40

The first single from her new album bows at No. 37. Ellie Goulding reaches the top 40, too, while Ella Henderson, Lillywood & Robin Schulz and Prince Royce also make moves.

As previously reported, Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, leads the Billboard Hot 100 for a third week, and Maroon 5’s “Sugar” soars in at No. 8.

Who else moves up(town) on the Hot 100 this week?

Ella Henderson, “Ghost”
As the British pop singer’s Chapter One debuts on the Billboard 200 at No. 11 with 33,000 units (20,000 from album sales), according to Nielsen Music, her breakthrough hit surges 28-22 on the Hot 100. The Ryan Tedder co-write reaches the Digital Songs top 10 (14-10) with a 3 percent gain to 76,000 downloads sold in the week ending Jan. 18.

Kelly Clarkson, “Heartbeat Song”
The lead single from Clarkson’s March album Piece by Piece jumps onto the Hot 100 at No. 37, marking her third-best debut of 25 career entries. Sales lead the way, as the single starts on Digital Songs at No. 14 with 70,000 first-week downloads. It also logs a 110 percent increase to 17 million in all-format radio audience. As previously reported, Clarkson scores her highest debut on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart, where “Heartbeat” thumps in at No. 20. All the action additionally sparks Clarkson’s No. 45 debut on the Billboard Artist 100 chart.

Ellie Goulding, “Love Me Like You Do”
The track, co-written by Max Martin and Tove Lo, among others, from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack (due Feb. 10, three days before the film opens in theaters), reaches the Hot 100’s top 40, leaping 45-36 in its second week. The bulk of the song’s activity is from sales, although it drops by 19 percent to 64,000 in its second week on Digital Songs (13-16). Still, radio is interested: the ethereal track grows by 95 percent to 14 million in audience and debuts at No. 31 on Pop Songs. Its streams also vault, by a whopping 542 percent to 1.8 million. They should rocket more next week, following the Jan. 22 premiere of the song’s Fifty Shades-themed video.

Lillywood & Robin Schulz, “Prayer in C”
The haunting dance track climbs into the Hot 100’s upper half (53-47), with radio airplay its greatest contributor, as it bullets at No. 31 for a second week on Radio Songs (39 million, up 1 percent). Sales are kicking in, too, as it debuts on Digital Songs at No. 46 (29,000, up 22 percent). “Prayer” lifts 5-4 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart.

Prince Royce, “Stuck On a Feeling” (ft. Snoop Dogg)
The collab that serves as pop listeners’ introduction to Latin superstar Royce rises 63-56 on the Hot 100. It begins on Radio Songs at No. 48 with an 8 percent boost to 32 million. On Pop Songs, the song pushes 21-19 (up by 22 percent).