Harry Styles’ “Watermelon Sugar” takes the lead in the Billboard Hot 100 song chart, becoming his first No. 1 on the chart, as he drops from No. 7.
Styles is the second One Direction member to lead the Hot 100, after Zayn with “Pillowtalk” in 2016.
Additionally, The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights”, # 4 on the Hot 100, marks a historic week on two other charts, and Billie Eilish’s “My Future” climbs the Hot 100 at # 6, scoring her third top. 10 and higher start.
Let’s review the top 10 from the latest Hot 100, which combines streaming, radio broadcast, and US sales data of all genres. All charts (as of August 15) will be updated on Billboard.com tomorrow (August 11).
“Watermelon Sugar”, released on Erskine / Columbia Records, is the 1,107th number one in the 62-year history of the Hot 100.
Here’s a more in-depth look at the song’s crowning glory.
N ° 1 in sales, n ° 2 in airplay: “Watermelon Sugar” limits 9-1 on the digital song sales chart, up 614% to 63,000 downloads sold in the week ending August 6, according to Nielsen Music / MRC Data. It pushes 3-2 on Radio Songs, up 8% to 71.7 million audience impressions in the week ending August 9, and goes from 29 to 18 on Streaming Songs, albeit in down 1% to 14.2 million US streams in the week ending August 6. .
The song was on sale in Styles’ online store through three physical / digital combination offerings during the follow-up week ending August 6. Consumers could purchase cassettes and vinyl records (priced at $ 14.98 to $ 15.98), with each purchase including a digital download; the download (which sale contributed to the last week of tracking) would be sent out upon purchase, with physical versions expected to arrive at a later date. The song (its original and instrumental version) was also selling for 69 cents at all digital retailers during the follow-up week.
Styles marks its second number 1 in digital song sales, after “Sign of the Times” conducted for a week when it debuted in April 2017. On Radio Songs, it matches its best ranking; Previous single “Adore You” peaked at No. 2 in early July.
New videos, #WatermelonSugarDay: Further enhancing the profile of “Watermelon Sugar” during the follow-up week, an official “behind the scenes” video for the song premiered on July 31, while a “Lost Tour Visual” clip arrived on August 3.
Additionally, the #WatermelonSugarDay hashtag was released on August 3 (coinciding with National Watermelon Day, the slice of the year that “recognizes the refreshing summer fun enjoyed at picnics and fairs”).
Harry’s story: As Styles hits his first Hot 100 No.1, he surpasses his previous best ranking, achieved when “Sign of the Times” debuted and reached No.4 in April 2017. In his other top 10 as a soloist, “Adore You” reached No. 6 in April.
One direction, two leaders: Styles becomes the second One Direction member to lead the Hot 100, after Zayn, whose “Pillowtalk” reigned in its first week in February 2016.
As a group, One Direction counted six top 10 Hot 100, reaching a No. 2 best. Her first hit “What Makes You Beautiful” reached # 4 in April 2012, followed by “Live While I’m Young” (# 3, October 2012); “Best Song Ever” (No. 2, August 2013); “Story of my life” (n ° 6, November 2013); “Drag Me Down” (n ° 3, August 2015); and “Perfect” (No. 10, November 2015).
Zayn quit the act, which is currently on hiatus, in 2015.
1D is therefore now part of an elite list of groups with several members who have surpassed the Hot 100 solo. The Beatles became the first act of this genre, when, after hitting a record 20 number 1 in 1964- 70, George Harrison and Paul McCartney got their first leaders outside the group in 1970 and 1971, respectively. (In 1974, Ringo Starr and John Lennon were also conducting solo.)
Sweet success: Styles’ new Hot 100 No. 1 marks the first leader with “watermelon” in its title. One of these songs was previously in the top 10: “Watermelon Man” by the Mongo Santamaria Band (# 7, 1963).
Meanwhile, Styles marks the sixth Hot 100 No.1 with “sugar” in its title, and the first in over 49 years. The song follows Jimmy Gilmer and the Fireballs’ “Sugar Shack” (five more weeks in 1963); “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” by Four Tops (Two, 1965); “Sugar, Sugar” by the Archies (four, 1969); The Guess Who is “American Woman” double-sided https://news.google.com/ “No Sugar Tonight” (three, 1970); and “Brown Sugar” by the Rolling Stones (two, 1971).
“Rockstar”, leader of DaBaby’s Hot 100 for seven weeks, with Roddy Ricch, is in second place. (70.6 million, up 4%) and increases from 7 to 6 on digital song sales (9,000, down 4%).
“Rockstar” simultaneously leads the Hot R & B / Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multi-metric methodology as the Hot 100, for a ninth week each.
Jack Harlow’s “Whats Poppin”, starring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, remains at No.3 on the Hot 100, having reached No.2.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” climbed 5-4 on the Hot 100, following its four-week rule, and topping Radio Songs for an 18th-record 18th frame (79.2 million audiences, up 4%). He matches “Iris” by Goo Goo Dolls for the longest Radio Songs order since the charts began in December 1990.
Most weeks at No.1 radio songs
18, «Blinding Lights», The Weeknd, 18 avril 2020
18, “Iris”, Goo Goo Dolls, from August 1, 1998
16, «Girls Like You», Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 4 août 2018
16, «We Belong Together», Mariah Carey, 28 mai 2005
16, «Don’t Speak», No Doubt, 7 décembre 1996
“Blinding Lights” also tops the Hot R&B Songs multi-metric chart for a record 21st week. He beats three 20-week No. 1s for the brand, including another from The Weeknd, dating back to early October 2012 on the chart: Drake’s “One Dance”, with WizKid and Kyla (2016); “Starboy” by The Weeknd, with Daft Punk (2016-17); and Bruno Mars “This is what I like” (2017).
SAINt JHN’s “Roses” climbs 8-5 on the Hot 100, after reaching No.4, as it dominates the Hot Dance / Electronic Songs charts for a 15th week.
Billie Eilish’s “My Future,” released July 30, roars on the Hot 100 at # 6 after its first full week of tracking. It steals 50-3 on digital song sales (15,000) and opens at No. 3 on streaming songs (20.9 million), while also attracting 7.4 million radio reach in the follow-up week .
Eilish adds his third Hot 100 top 10 and marks his highest debut, heading the 7th start in April 2019 for “Bad Guy,” which led for a week last August. She returned to the top 10 last November with the No. 8 “Everything I Wanted”.
“My Future” simultaneously crowns the Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs multi-metric charts (starting at # 18 on each list), becoming Eilish’s first # 1 in each chart.
“Savage Love (Laxed – Siren Beat)” by Jawsh 685 and Jason Derulo hits a new Hot 100 high, up 10-7.
Taylor Swift’s “Cardigan” drops to # 8 on the Hot 100 a week after its # 1 launch. ) and No. 8 on the latter (8,000, down 88%), while entering Radio Songs at No. 43 (19.2 million, up 51%).
To complete the top 10 of the Hot 100, “Go Crazy” by Chris Brown and Young Thug returns to the region to a new high (12-9) and “Blueberry Faygo” by Lil Mosey also returns to the tier (11-10), after reaching No. 8.
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