Miguel’s ‘Sure Thing’ Returns to Hot R&B Songs’ Top 20 After TikTok Explosion
The 2011 hit is the latest beneficiary of the platform's viral power, as both it and its parent album return to the R&B charts.
Just as Lady Gaga’s “Bloody Mary” arrives on the Billboard charts thanks to activity that originated on TikTok, the platform (which itself does not currently contribute to charts) revives another 2011 track: Miguel’s “Sure Thing,” which returns at No. 20 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
“Sure Thing” drew 8.4 million official U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 5, according to Luminate, up 14% from the previous week. The sum prompts a No. 20 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart and at No. 46 on the corresponding, all-genre list.
The resurgence isn’t only having impact stateside, either. “Sure Thing” rockets 143-69 on the Billboard Global 200, sparked by 21.2 million global streams in the same period, a 14% bump from the prior frame. It debuts on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. at No. 134. Both appearances mark Miguel’s debuts on the global surveys, which launched in 2020.
“Sure Thing,” first released in 2011, became not only one of the singer-songwriter’s biggest hits, but one of the genre’s biggest smashes of the 2010s. As just his his second appearance on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, “Sure Thing” became Miguel’s first No. 1 on the list and spent 23 weeks in the top 10. It ultimately posted 59 weeks on the chart in it is initial run in 2011-12, and at the time of its departure, was one of only 17 songs to reach that mark since the list began in 1958. In 2019, the track finished at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs recap for the 2010s decade.
In addition to the placements above, “Sure Thing” returns at No. 14 on the Hot R&B Songs chart to secure a 47th total week on the list. Plus, the song’s activity helps “Sure Thing” parent album, All I Want is You, score a No. 20 entrance on the Top R&B Albums chart, with 8,000 equivalent album units earned in the latest tracking week, a 13% improvement over the previous week.