British singer-songwriter Mabel scores her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated April 6), as her breakthrough single “Don’t Call Me Up” debuts at No. 97.
The track, arrives with 12.3 million radio audience impressions (up 24 percent), 6 million U.S. streams (up 10 percent) and 3,000 downloads sold (up 21 percent) in the latest tracking week, according to Nielsen Music.
The single, which Mabel (last name: McVey) co-wrote with Steve Mac and Camille Purcell, has been climbing the Pop Songs airplay chart, this week rising 27-24 for a new peak. In her home country, the song hit No. 3 on the Official UK Singles chart for three weeks in March, after she was nominated for British breakthrough act at the 2019 Brit Awards, held in February.
Mabel also lifts 15-14 on this week’s Emerging Artists chart.
Mabel earned one Billboard chart entry prior to “Don’t Call Me Up”: Jax Jones’ “Ring Ring,” featuring Mabel and Rich the Kid, reached No. 33 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart last August.
Notably, Mabel is a third-generation Billboard chart hitmaker. Her mother, Neneh Cherry, has tallied five Hot 100 entries, including two top 10s in 1989 (“Buffalo Stance,” No. 3; and “Kisses on the Wind,” No. 8), while her grandfather, jazz trumpeter Don Cherry, notched an Adult Contemporary hit in 1966 (“Married,” No. 30) and a Hot Country Songs entry in 1968 (“Take a Message to Mary,” No. 71). Plus, her uncle Eagle-Eye Cherry scored the No. 5 Hot 100 hit “Save Tonight” in 1999.