Lady Gaga’s ‘Million Reasons’ Aiming to Touch Down in Hot 100’s Top 10 Next Week
After she performed the ballad during her Super Bowl LI halftime show Sunday (Feb. 5), "Reasons" should rocket to a new high – and rank as the week's top-selling song.
Lady Gaga‘s “Million Reasons” is aiming to vault into the top 10 on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Feb. 25), following her performance of the ballad during her Super Bowl LI halftime show Sunday (Feb. 5).
The song is set to make a comeback similar to that of the New England Patriots, who overcame a 28-3 deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in the game. “Reasons” originally peaked at No. 52 on the Hot 100 dated Dec. 24, 2016, and last appeared on the chart dated Feb. 11, after 11 weeks on the survey.
Industry forecasters suggest that “Reasons” could sell more than 125,000 downloads in the week ending Feb. 9, easily making it the week’s best-selling song, also aided by 69-cent sale-pricing in the iTunes Store. (Gaga’s halftime set reportedly drew an audience of 117.5 million on Fox, the second-greatest in Super Bowl history, trailing only Katy Perry‘s, which garnered 120.7 million, two years ago.)
When finalized streaming (likely more than 6 million U.S. streams in the tracking week) and radio airplay (more than 12 million in all-format audience) are added to the mix, as the Hot 100 blends streaming, airplay and sales data, “Reasons” could become Gaga’s 14th top 10 Hot 100 hit, and first in more than three years. She last appeared in the region with the No. 4-peaking “Applause,” on the chart dated Nov. 30, 2013.
“Reasons” is the second single from Gaga’s most recent album Joanne, which arrived as her fourth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated Nov. 12. Lead single “Perfect Illusion” peaked at No. 15 on the Hot 100 in October and spent six weeks on the list.
“Reasons” has been steadily climbing the Adult Pop Songs and Pop Songs airplay charts, bulleting at Nos. 21 and 32, respectively, on the latest, Feb. 18-dated rankings.
Meanwhile, as previously reported, Gaga could place two albums in the top 10 of next week’s Billboard 200 (dated Feb. 25). Industry forecasters suggest that Joanne could soar from No. 66 to No. 2 with around 70,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Feb. 9, while her debut LP The Fame could re-enter in the top 10 with around 40,000 units.
Check Billboard.com Monday (Feb. 13), when highlights of the new Hot 100’s top 10 will post, a day after the Billboard 200’s top 10 recap goes live. Both charts, and all tallies, will update Tuesday (14).