Hot 100 Chart Moves: MAX Hits the Top 40 With ‘Lights Down Low’
Plus, chart action for The Chainsmokers, Justin Timberlake & Maroon 5.
As previously reported, Drake‘s “God’s Plan” rockets in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Feb. 3), starting with a record 68 million on-demand U.S. audio streams in its first week, according to Nielsen Music.
Fellow new track “Diplomatic Immunity” enters the Hot 100 at No. 7, making Drake the first act have debuted two songs in the chart’s top 10 simultaneously twice, as he first doubled up on April 8, 2017.
Meanwhile, Drake ups his career count to 22 Hot 100 top 10s, passing JAY-Z for the most among rappers.
In non-Drake news, Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be” jumps 17-12 on the Hot 100 and viral pop singer Bazzi makes his debut at No. 56 with “Mine.”
Who else makes impressive Hot 100 chart moves?
“Lights Down Low,” MAX featuring gnash
MAX (born Maxwell Schneider in New York) reaches the Hot 100’s top 40 in his first appearance on the chart, as “Lights Down Low” lifts 41-38. Featured artist gnash earns his second top 40 hit, following his No. 10-peaking debut “I Hate U I Love U,” featuring Olivia O’Brien, in 2016.
On the top 40-based Pop Songs radio airplay tally, “Lights” enters the top 10 (12-10) in its 27th week, completing the longest trip to the top 10 for an act’s first charted title. Among all songs, only Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” needed more time to reach the top 10 (31 weeks, 1998).
All-genre airplay accounts for over half the Hot 100 chart points for “Lights,” as it bullets at No. 12 on the Radio Songs chart with 59 million in radio reach, up 10 percent, in the week ending Jan. 28, according to Nielsen Music.
“Sick Boy,” The Chainsmokers
Following its first full week of tracking, the politically-themed song debuts at No. 65 on the Hot 100. It starts at No. 33 on Digital Song Sales with 12,000 downloads sold and enters On-Demand Songs at No. 41 with 6.7 million on-demand U.S. streams.
“Supplies,” Justin Timberlake
The track bows at No. 71 on the Hot 100 and arrives as his 20th top 10 on Digital Song Sales (25,000 sold).
Concurrently, new pop radio single “Say Something,” featuring Chris Stapleton, starts at No. 26 on Adult Contemporary and No. 32 on Adult Pop Songs.
Meanwhile, Timberlake’s “Filthy” dips 29-33 on the Hot 100 after debuting at No. 9 two weeks ago. All three tracks are from his Feb. 2 album Man of the Woods, released ahead of his Super Bowl LII halftime show performance Sunday (Feb. 4).
“Wait,” Maroon 5
The song re-enters the Hot 100 at No. 88. It lifts 21-20 on Adult Pop Songs, becoming the band’s record-extending 25th entry to reach the top 20; Maroon 5 made its first such trip nearly 15 years ago, with “Harder to Breathe.” “Wait” also pushes 32-26 on Pop Songs.