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Hot 100 Chart Moves: DNCE’s ‘Cake by the Ocean’ Sweetens Pop Radio

The Joe Jonas-led group hits the Hot 100's top 15 and the Pop Songs top 10. Plus, moves for Adele, Coldplay, Maren Morris & Troye Sivan.

As previously reported, Zayn blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 20) at No. 1 with “Pillowtalk,” his first solo single after departing One Direction. Plus, Drake enters at No. 6 with “Summer Sixteen” and G-Eazy and Bebe Rexha reach the top 10 with “Me, Myself & I.”

Zayn’s ‘Pillowtalk’ Debuts at No. 1 on Hot 100

Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100 this week?

DNCE, “Cake by the Ocean”

The Joe Jonas-led group darts 18-14 on the Hot 100 with its debut single. The confection also reaches a milestone on the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, where it hits the top 10 (11-10). “It’s been a six-month process of introducing the DNCE brand,” says Republic Group president Charlie Walk.

The airplay achievement follows the quartet’s cameo, as Johnny Casino and The Gamblers, in Fox’s Grease: Live (Jan. 31), which included a 1950s-styled version of “Cake.”

Adele, “When We Were Young”

The song holds at No. 29 on the Hot 100 and reaches the Radio Songs top 10, jumping 14-10 with a 5 percent lift to 69 million all-format impressions, according to Nielsen Music. Adele scores her sixth top 10 on the tally, with four having ascended to No. 1; previous single “Hello” became her longest-leading No. 1 on Radio Songs (11 weeks). Meanwhile, both songs’ parent album 25 has passed 8 million in U.S. sales.

Coldplay, “Adventure of a Lifetime”

The song hits a new Hot 100 high, rising 45-36 (besting its prior No. 39 peak), but it should make an even more substantial climb on next week’s chart following the group’s performance of it as part of the Pepsi Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show (Feb. 7). The song also becomes Coldplay’s third No. 1 on the Alternative Songs airplay chart.

Coldplay additionally debuts at No. 68 on the Hot 100 with “Hymn for the Weeknd.”

Is Maren Morris Nashville’s Next Breakout Pop Star?

Maren Morris, “My Church”

The newcomer soars 91-71 in her second week on the Hot 100 with her breakthrough hit. The track climbs 17-13 on Hot Country Songs, boosted by its 8-6 rise on Country Digital Songs (23,000 downloads sold, up 28 percent ) and its 21-19 push on Country Airplay (18 million in audience, up 21 percent).

Says Morris of her sound, which mixes of traditional country with a modern flair, “With streaming services, the walls have come down a bit on genres. So, I never really set out to make a country record or a pop record. I just wanted to make it mine. And, this may seem self-indulgent, but I’ve been rocking out to the mixes in my car.”

Troye Sivan, “Youth”

With the debut of “Youth” at No. 85, Sivan (up to 4 million YouTube subscribers) tops the peak of his sole prior Hot 100 entry, “Happy Little Pill” (No. 92, 2014). “Youth” also bounds 37-30 on Pop Songs, up by 26 percent in plays.