Khalid and Normani’s “Love Lies,” their collaboration from the Love, Simon soundtrack, launches onto Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart (dated March 3) at No. 40 with 11.7 million streams in its first full week of release (week ending Feb. 22), according to Nielsen Music.
The song’s debut on the chart marks the best for Khalid as a lead artist, besting the No. 44 start of “Young Dumb & Broke” (Aug. 19, 2017), and marks Normani’s first solo appearance after six entries as part of Fifth Harmony, led by the No. 3 peak of “Work from Home,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, in June 2016.
Normani becomes the second member of Fifth Harmony, past or present, to reach Streaming Songs as a soloist, following former bandmate Camila Cabello, who’s landed four appearances since January 2016 (including leader “Havana” in January).
With the No. 43 debut of “Lies” on the Billboard Hot 100, Normani’s also the third member from Fifth Harmony to reach the ranking; in addition to Cabello’s seven appearances (including a No. 1 in January with “Havana”), Lauren Jauregui peaked at No. 100 last June as part of Halsey’s “Strangers.”
Its Hot 100 debut is also the top start as a lead artist for Khalid, whose previous best was No. 63 with “The Ways,” with Swae Lee, on the Feb. 24-dated tally.
“Lies” marks Normani’s first Billboard chart appearance on the song front; she previously charted once at No. 24 on the Social 50 (Dec. 31, 2016).
Love, Simon is scheduled for a March 16 theatrical release, with its soundtrack due the same day. The first song released from the album was Bleachers’ “Alfie’s Song (Not So Typical Love Song)”; Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff executive produced the album.