As previously reported, Ariana Grande rules the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Feb. 9) for a second week with “7 Rings.” Plus, J. Cole earns his first top five hit on the tally, as “Middle Child” blasts from No. 26 to No. 4 following its first full week of tracking.
Meanwhile, other songs make notable moves on the latest Hot 100, including a ballad in the Grammy and Oscar spotlight and a debut hit by a rising rapper.
“Shallow,” Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper
Following the Jan. 22 announcement of its nomination for best original song, as well as Gaga’s nod for best actress, at the Academy Awards (Feb. 24), the ballad from A Star Is Born gains by 50 percent to 39,000 sold in the week ending Jan. 31, according to Nielsen Music, marking its best sales week in three months.
The duet is also up for record and song of the year, among other categories, at the Grammy Awards (Feb. 10).
The Los Angeles-based rapper(real name: Jonathan Porter) tallies his first top 40 Hot 100 hit, as his debut entry surges 66-28, led by its 95 percent vault to 22.4 million U.S. streams, as it enters Streaming Songs at No. 12.
Blueface drew buzz beginning last year thanks in part to his high-pitched voice, which fans have likened to cartoon character Courage the Cowardly Dog. A series of memes took off on YouTube, with clips of his music soundtracking the cartoon.
“This Feeling,” The Chainsmokers feat. Kelsea Ballerini
The track, up 56-52 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 50, ascends 11-9 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, where it’s The Chainsmokers’ sixth top 10, following five in a row in 2016-17, and Ballerini’s first. Ballerini is concurrently climbing Country Airplay with “Miss Me More” (21-20), her seventh entry on the list, where she has notched four No. 1s.
“I’m So Tired…,” Lauv & Troye Sivan
The pop singer-songwriters’ collaboration bows at No. 86 on the Hot 100 with 6.7 million U.S. streams and 9,000 downloads sold, the latter sum enabling a No. 20 debut on Digital Song Sales.