As previously reported, Drake‘s “God’s Plan” leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a fifth week (dating to its debut at No. 1), logging a massive 101.7 million U.S. streams, according to Nielsen Music. The song is just the second ever to top the 100-million-streams milestone in a week, joining Baauer‘s 2013 viral smash “Harlem Shake.”
“Plan” vaults in streams following the Feb. 16 arrival of its official video.
Who else makes notable Hot 100 chart moves this week?
“Wait,” Maroon 5
The band posts its 20th top 40 Hot 100 hit, as “Wait” rises 43-39. The group first reached the region on the chart dated Sept. 27, 2003, when “Harder to Breathe” jumped 57-40. Since then, only TV troupe the Glee Cast has earned more top 40 entries (51) among non-solo acts. After Maroon 5 among groups are The Black Eyed Peas and Coldplay, each with 14 top 40 hits in that span.
“Lights Down Low,” MAX feat. gnash
The ballad reaches the Hot 100’s top 20 (27-20) in its 20th week on the chart, as parent album Hell’s Kitchen Angel makes the Billboard 200 at last, arriving at No. 154. MAX released the set on April 8, 2016.
That’s what I’ve got. How about you?
Looks like there’s only two songs making debuts on this week’s @billboard Hot 100 (Love Lies & Get You). @gthot20 , since there’s no more frozen charts for Christmas, how rare is it to have that few new songs on the chart?
— Ryan Milowicki (@RyanMilowicki) February 27, 2018
As previously noted, Khalid and Normani debut at No. 43 with “Love Lies,” making Normani the third member (past or present) of Fifth Harmony to chart solo on the Hot 100. Plus, Daniel Caesar and featured artist Kali Uchis each make their first Hot 100 visit, as “Get You” starts at No. 93.
Those are the only debuts on the Hot 100 this week. The last time we saw only two new entries on the chart in a week? About two-and-a-half years ago, when Bea Miller’s “Fire N Gold” and Jason Derulo’s “Cheyenne” debuted at Nos. 78 and 90, respectively, on the chart dated Aug. 15, 2015.
We’ve especially become accustomed to seeing weeks with numerous debuts by a single act, concurrent with album debuts. On the Feb. 10-dated Hot 100, for instance, Migos tallied 11 debuts and sported 14 total titles on the chart, tying The Beatles for the most Hot 100 entries in a week by a group, the same frame that Migos’ album Culture II launched atop the Billboard 200.