As previously reported, Adele‘s “Hello” spends a fourth week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Dec. 5), as parent album 25 has already made history with its sales ahead of its Billboard 200 debut. Plus, Justin Bieber blasts past the Beatles and Drake with a record 17 songs on the Hot 100 this week, and Alessia Cara scores her first top 10 on the tally with her debut hit “Here” (11-10).
Belieb it or not, there’s additional notable news on the Hot 100.
Missy Elliott, “WTF (Where They From),” featuring Pharrell Williams
The song blasts 91-22 in its second week on the Hot 100. Following its first full week of tracking, “WTF” bows at No. 6 on Digital Songs (69,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music) and No. 31 on Streaming Songs (6.1 million U.S. streams). The cut also zooms 33-8 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
The current Billboard cover artist notches her highest Hot 100 rank since 2007, when Keyshia Cole’s “Let It Go,” featuring Elliott and Lil Kim, reached No. 7. She achieves her highest rank as a lead in more than 10 years, since “Lose Control,” featuring Ciara and Fat Man Scoop, bounded to No. 3.
Bryson Tiller, “Don’t”
Tiller scores his first top 40 Hot 100 hit, as “Don’t” rises 42-38. It bullets at No. 25 on Streaming Songs with 6.6 million U.S. streams (up 4 percent). The single also hits a new high on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (16-13).
One Direction, “If I Could Fly”
As the boy band’s new album Made in the A.M. launches at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, five songs from the set debut on the Hot 100, led by “Fly” at No. 83. The others: “Olivia” (No. 87), “A.M.” (No. 94), “Temporary Fix” (No. 96) and “Never Enough” (No. 100).
Four other songs from the album have already hit the Hot 100, starting with lead single “Drag Me Down,” now at No. 40 after reaching No. 3, while follow-up radio single “Perfect” debuted at its No. 10 high and ranks at No. 37 this week. The other two (and their peaks): “Infinity” (No. 54) and “History” (No. 65).
The Weeknd, “In the Night”
The new single from former Billboard 200 No. 1 Beauty Behind the Madness, following the Hot 100 No. 1s “Can’t Feel My Face” and “The Hills,” re-enters at No. 86; it first spent a week at No. 100 in September. Co-written by Max Martin, “Night” moves 34-22 in its second week on the mainstream top 40-based Pop Songs radio airplay chart, vaulting by 180 percent in plays.
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello, “I Know What You Did Last Summer”
Last but not least, Cabello becomes the first member of Fifth Harmony to chart a solo hit on the Hot 100 (or any Billboard chart) as her duet with Mendes debuts at No. 97. Sales account for the bulk of the song’s start, as it enters Digital Songs at No. 17 (and Pop Digital Songs at No. 9) with 41,000 downloads sold.
The track is from Mendes’ album Handwritten (Revisited), released Nov. 20, a reworking of Handwritten, which debuted atop the May 2 Billboard 200.