Hot 100 Chart Moves: Troye Sivan Scores First Top 40 Hit, Zayn Debuts
Singer-songwriter Sivan reaches a new milestone, while Zayn charts a third Hot 100 hit from his debut solo album.
As previously reported, Rihanna‘s “Work,” featuring Drake, logs a fifth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated April 2). Meanwhile, Ariana Grande blasts in at No. 10 with “Dangerous Woman,” the title track to her third studio album, due May 20.
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Who else makes noteworthy Hot 100 chart moves this week?
Troye Sivan, “Youth”
After building his rabid following online, the pop singer-songwriter earns his first top 40 hit on the Hot 100, as “Youth” rockets 58-23. Adding the Hot 100’s top Digital Gainer award, the track powers 45-11 on the Digital Songs chart, up by 206 percent to 56,000 downloads sold in the week ending March 17, according to Nielsen Music, aided in part by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store. “Youth” additionally enters Streaming Songs at No. 47 (4.8 million U.S. streams, up 8 percent) and grows by 21 percent to 12.8 million in radio audience.
Since launching his official YouTube channel in 2007, Sivan boasts nearly 4 million subscribers and has drawn 240 million worldwide views for nearly 150 posted clips.
The rapper soars into the Hot 100’s top 40 (72-33, with top Streaming Gainer honors) following his signing to G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam, announced Feb. 11 by Kanye West at Madison Square Garden. “Panda” enters Streaming Songs at No. 24 (7 million U.S. streams, up 75 percent). It also climbs 10-7 in its fourth week on the Hot Rap Songs chart.
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Zayn, “Like I Would”
Ahead of the release of his first solo album, Mind of Mine (March 25), the former One Direction singer-songwriter debuts at No. 55 on the Hot 100 with “Like I Would,” fueled by its debuts on Digital Songs (No. 31; 26,000) and Streaming Songs (No. 42; 5.6 million). It’s the third song from the set to hit the Hot 100, following the No. 1-debuting “Pillowtalk” (now at No. 6) and “It’s You,” which spent a week on the survey at No. 59 two weeks ago.
Shakira, “Try Everything”
The Zootopia soundtrack single pushes 66-63 in its second week on the Hot 100, up by 37 percent to 4.1 million U.S. streams for the tracking week. Since its March 4 opening, the animated Disney film (featuring Shakira‘s voice) has grossed more than $200 million domestically and nearly $600 million worldwide.
Jonas Blue featuring Dakota, “Fast Car”
Jonas Blue has put the “fast” in “Fast Car,” as Tracy Chapman’s folk classic, which rose to No. 6 on the Hot 100 in 1988, returns as a dance track. The new “Car” motors in at No. 100, fueled by 3.5 million domestic streams in the tracking week. It also holds at its No. 7 high on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.
The 21-year-old London producer decided to remake “Car” as he wanted to update one of his mother’s favorite songs that he remembered hearing repeatedly growing up. He then heard Dakota singing in an East London pub and, the next day, they recorded their collab that’s now become a Hot 100 hit.