Who else is on a roll on the Hot 100?
The Weeknd, “In the Night”
The track bounds 37-19, entering Digital Songs at No. 11 (41,000 downloads sold, up 127 percent, according to Nielsen Music); rising 14-13 on Radio Songs (61 million in radio audience, up 5 percent); and debuting on Streaming Songs at No. 43 (4.3 million U.S. streams, up 154 percent), taking top Digital and Streaming Gainer honors on the Hot 100. Spurring the moves: the premiere of its video Dec. 8 and the Grammy Awards. “Night” parent album Beauty Behind the Madness was announced Dec. 7 as one of the Grammy nominees for album of the year, while its former Hot 100 No. 1 “Can’t Feel My Face” is in the running for record of the year.
Jordan Smith, “Somebody to Love”
The newly-crowned champion of NBC’s The Voice debuts at No. 21 on the Hot 100 with his cover of Queen’s “Somebody to Love.” The remake bows atop Digital Songs with 164,000 sold. It’s the fourth Hot 100, and fourth top 40, appearance for the rock classic: Queen’s original hit No. 13 in 1977, while the band’s update with George Michael rose to No. 30 in 1993; in 2009, the cast of Fox’s Glee sent its interpretation to No. 28.
Mariah Carey, “All I Want for Christmas Is You”
Carey’s 1994 classic rises 26-22 on the Hot 100, pushing to within a notch of its No. 21 peak, and remains atop the Holiday 100 chart. It’s the top seasonal song in all metrics, leading Holiday Airplay (29 million in all-format audience, up 10 percent), Holiday Streaming Songs (7.5 million U.S. streams, up 37 percent) and Holiday Digital Songs (30,000 downloads sold, up 4 percent).
(Older songs are allowed to chart on the Hot 100 if ranking in the top 50 and showing noteworthy continued gains. Similarly, Brenda Lee‘s “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” returns at No. 44; it hit No. 14 upon its original chart run in 1960.)
Twenty One Pilots, “Stressed Out”
The song roars 45-28, marking the alt group’s first top 40 Hot 100 hit. It zooms 46-28 on Digital Songs (30,000, up 52 percent) and 42-31 on Radio Songs (37 million, up 30 percent) and debuts at No. 39 on Streaming Songs (4.6 million, up 50 percent). As it leads the Alternative Songs airplay chart for a sixth week, it’s also crossing to pop formats, charging 25-19 on Pop Songs and 31-27 on Adult Pop Songs.
Rick Ross featuring Chris Brown, “Sorry”
As previously reported, Ross debuts at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 with his new album Black Market. The set’s “Sorry” debuts at No. 97, marking a milestone of sorts for the rapper: he’s now charted at least one song in each of 10 years, dating to his first entry in 2006. “Sorry” is his 42nd Hot 100 hit. It also gives the title a bit of a bookend placement on the chart: Justin Bieber‘s “Sorry” holds at its No. 2 peak.