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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Justin Bieber & BloodPop Bow at No. 20, Demi Lovato Doubles Up

"Friends" debuts at No. 20, while Lovato leaps with "Sorry Not Sorry" and "No Promises."

As previously reported, it’s a historic week on the Billboard Hot 100, as Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee‘s “Despacito,” featuring Justin Bieber, tops the chart (dated Sept. 9) for a 16th week, matching the mark for the most time at No. 1 for a single in the tally’s 59-year history. It equals the reign of Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men‘s “One Sweet Day,” which spent 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1995-96.

Meanwhile, there’s more history for Ed Sheeran, whose “Shape of You” breaks the record for the most weeks spent in the Hot 100’s top 10, adding an unprecedented 33rd week in the region.


Plus, Taylor Swift‘s “Look What You Made Me Do” enters the Hot 100 at No. 77 from its initial three days of radio airplay, ahead of its likely vault to No. 1 next week (on the Sept. 16-dated chart).

Beyond all those feats, who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?

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“Strip That Down,” Liam Payne feat. Quavo
The song moves to within a notch of the Hot 100’s top 10 (13-11) and Payne’s first solo trip to the region (following six with One Direction). It gains in airplay, pushing 14-13 on the Radio Songs chart with an 11 percent bump to 70 million all-format impressions in the week ending Aug. 27, according to Nielsen Music.

“Slow Hands,” Niall Horan
1D’s Horan likewise rises with a potential first solo top 10 on the Hot 100 (15-14). The track becomes his first Radio Songs top 10, lifting 12-9 (85 million, up 14 percent, good for the Hot 100’s top Airplay Gainer award). One Direction boasts two Radio Songs top 10s: the No. 5 hits “What Makes You Beautiful” (2012) and “Story of My Life” (2014).

“Sorry Not Sorry,” Demi Lovato & “No Promises,” Cheat Codes feat. Lovato
Lovato surges to the Hot 100’s top 20 with “Sorry Not Sorry” (25-18), which soars 14-2 on Digital Song Sales (up 61 percent to 46,000 downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 24, marking the Hot 100’s top increase in download sales). Sparking its rise: a 69-cent iTunes Store sale price and the Aug. 23 announcement of her new studio album, Tell Me You Love Me, due Sept. 29.

Lovato also enters the Hot 100’s top 40 as featured on Cheat Codes’ “No Promises” (43-39). The collab bullets at No. 23 on Digital Song Sales (19,000, up 4 percent) and is also discounted by iTunes to 69 cents. On Radio Songs, “Promises” pushes 34-30 (39 million, up 14 percent).

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“Friends,” Justin Bieber & BloodPop
The song arrives as the Hot 100’s highest debut, at No. 20. Following its first full week of tracking (after its Aug. 17 midday release), it ranks at No. 5 on Digital Song Sales (39,000), No. 23 on Streaming Songs (13.3 million U.S. streams) and No. 41 on Radio Songs (32 million). While BloodPop (born Michael Tucker) makes his first Hot 100 appearance as an artist (following seven prior entries as a writer, including Bieber’s 2016 No. 1 “Sorry”), Bieber charts his 69th entry, the ninth-best sum among male artists in the chart’s history; Drake leads all soloists (male or female) with 157.

The new single additionally marks the third top 40 Hot 100 hit titled “Friends”: Jody Watley‘s, with her friends Eric B. and Rakim, reached No. 9 in 1989 and Elton John‘s second top 40 entry (after the No. 8-peaking “Your Song”) peaked at No. 34 in 1971.


“I Get the Bag,” Gucci Mane feat. Migos
Gucci Mane earns his highest (and first top 40) Hot 100 debut, as the track opens at No. 34. It launches at No. 17 on Streaming Songs with 15 million first-week U.S. streams following the Aug. 24 premiere of its official video. Migos match their highest Hot 100 launch: Calvin Harris‘ “Slide,” featuring the trio and Frank Ocean, began at No. 34 in March.

“What About Us,” P!nk
The single, at No. 35 on the Hot 100 after reaching No. 29 a week ago, becomes P!nk’s 14th top 10 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart. At three weeks on the list, it’s also her fastest-climbing top 10 (after starting as her highest-debuting title, at No. 18, two weeks ago). With the climb, P!nk ties Katy Perry for the second-most Adult Pop Songs top 10s among women; Kelly Clarkson and Taylor Swift share the lead with 15 top 10s each.

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“Younger Now,” Miley Cyrus
Cyrus debuts a second song, and the title cut, from her Sept. 29 album, at No. 79 on the Hot 100. After its video premiered Aug. 17, the track starts at No. 32 on Digital Song Sales (16,000), while logging 5.5 million U.S. streams. Lead single “Malibu” made waves with a No. 10 Hot 100 peak in June.