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Hot 100 Chart Moves: Kent Jones’ ‘Don’t Mind’ Darts Toward Top 10

The newcomer surges with his multilingual hit. Plus, moves for Florida Georgia Line, Selena Gomez, Kelsea Ballerini & Daya.

As previously reported, Drake leads the Billboard Hot 100 (dated June 18) for a fourth nonconsecutive week with “One Dance,” featuring WizKid and Kyla. Meanwhile, Justin Timberlake‘s former Hot 100 No. 1 “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” takes over as the most-heard song on U.S. radio, completing the fastest flight to No. 1 on the Radio Songs chart by a male in 25 years. Plus, P!nk powers to her first Hot 100 top 10 since 2013 with “Just Like Fire.”

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Who else heats up on the Hot 100 this week?

Kent Jones, “Don’t Mind”
Jones’ ode to language barriers not impeding romantic prospects bounds 25-13 on the Hot 100. It surges in all metrics, led by its 21 percent burst to 10.5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music, as it jumps 24-12 on the Streaming Songs chart. It also leaps 26-18 on Radio Songs (56 million in audience, up 29 percent) and 41-28 on Digital Songs (30,000 downloads sold, up 12 percent).

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Florida Georgia Line, “H.O.L.Y.”
The ballad rebounds 23-21 on the Hot 100 (after debuting at its No. 20 high four weeks ago) and leads Hot Country Songs for a fifth week. It’s already receiving unsolicited crossover airplay at three CBS Radio-owned adult pop stations: WBMX Boston (31 plays in the tracking week), KLLC San Francisco (26) and WTIC Hartford, Conn. (25).

Selena Gomez, “Kill Em With Kindness”
Gomez’s follow-up to three Hot 100 top 10s from her album Revival debuts at No. 74, led by 2.8 million domestic streams (up 25 percent). It should grow further in streaming following the June 6 premiere of its official video.

Kelsea Ballerini, “Peter Pan”
Peter Pan is flying high on the Hot 100. The eternally youthful character is central to Ruth B’s debut hit “Lost Boy,” up 29-28 on the tally (reaching a new peak), as well as Ballerini’s third country hit, new at No. 92. On Hot Country Songs, Ballerini’s song (directed more specifically toward an immature ex and fellow “lost boy” who’s “never gonna be a man”) enters the top 20 (22-18).

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“Peter Pan is this massive rebel,” says James Graham, who wrote the Broadway musical Finding Neverland. “An anarchist. A carefree dude who doesn’t care what anyone thinks and refuses to conform. That was very modern [in 1902, when he debuted] and, still, 100 years later, whether it’s Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber, the idea of the young rebel trying to hold on to their youth, [who] doesn’t really care, that’s something that survived the passage of time.”

Daya, “Sit Still, Look Pretty”
As she bullets at her No. 5 highpoint to date as featured on The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” Daya charts her second song as a lead, as “Sit Still, Look Pretty” enters the Hot 100 at No. 100. Her debut, “Hide Away,” hit No. 23 in March. “Pretty” pushes 32-27 on the Pop Songs airplay chart.