Hot 100 Highlights (January 26, 2019)

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Roundup of some of the most noteworthy chart moves on the latest Hot 100 chart issue. This week featuring Sam Smith & Normani, Blueface, City Girls & Cardi B and more.

Additional reporting by Chart Data.

No. 1

As previously reported, Halsey’s “Without Me” climbs back to the top slot on this week’s Hot 100. Despite posting streaming gains following the release of its vertical video, its return to #1 is aided primarily by radio. It leads previous Hot 100 champ “Sunflower” (Post Malone and Swae Lee) by over 43 million in all-format audience impressions.

No. 3

Travis Scott’s “SICKO MODE” rebounds one spot to #3, giving it an even tenth week inside the top 3. Remarkably, the song has not left the top 10 since it debuted during ASTROWORLD’s release week last August–a 24-week span. Although it is peaking on overall radio, it keeps chugging along on Spotify and YouTube. Between the week ending 1/10 and the week ending 1/17, its Spotify streams declined a mere 5%; on YouTube, it has pulled in 11 million streams in the last 7 days.

No. 27

The Weeknd and Gesaffelstein’s “Lost In the Fire” launches at #27, marking the week’s top debut. It’s already Gesaffelstein’s highest peaking entry on the tally (of three), all of which happen to be collaborations with The Weeknd.

No. 33

Sam Smith and Normani’s “Dancing with a Stranger” follows as the week’s second highest debut. It marks the seventh Hot 100 top 40 for Sam Smith and second for Normani (sixth including her work with Fifth Harmony). Additionally, its #33 launch marks the top start for a single in Normani’s solo career to date.

No. 54

City Girls’ “Twerk,” featuring Cardi B, re-enters at a new peak with 1.5 days of video release. It was the fourth most-streamed song on YouTube over the last week, with 13.5 million streams nationwide. In her hometown of New York City, it’s #2; in the hip-hop hotbed of Atlanta, it’s #1.

No. 75

Blueface’s “Thotiana” debuts at #75. Its entry is powered mainly by its performance on Apple Music—where it has cracked the top 40—and YouTube, where it ascended 19 spots to #41 for the week ending 1/17. According to AllAccess, it will impact urban radio next Tuesday.

No. 80

Ahead of the impending The WIZRD album bomb, Future picks up a new entry with promotional cut “Jumpin on a Jet”. The track marks his 78th overall chart hit, moving the rapper into tenth place among acts with the most Hot 100 entries. He leapfrogs “End Game” (Hot 100: #18) collaborator Taylor Swift, who falls into eleventh place. With a further eighteen tracks from his latest set, the Atlanta native could make a play for eighth place — currently held by Chris Brown and James Brown with 91 each — come next week.

No. 88

Metro Boomin & Gunna’s “Space Cadet” slips five spots to #88, but it appears to be cementing its status as the best-performing track from Metro’s November album “Not All Heroes Wear Capes.” It has recently seen an uptick on Spotify, posting a 16% week-over-week gain in streams for the frame ending last Thursday. This success is likely attributable to its favorable placement on the highly influential Rap Caviar playlist, where it’s listed third from the top.

Check back next week for another edition.


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