There’s a lot happening inside the top 10 on this week’s Hot 100, as six artists break into the top 10, two for the first time, while others, such as Lil Wayne, DaBaby and Harry Styles, have placed somewhere between Nos. 1 and 10 many times before.
While those massive successes have dominated headlines for the past several days, there are quite a few new releases that manage splashy debuts further down the list, while at least one other track lifts to a new peak, entering a special region on the all-genre chart for the first time.
Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s Hot 100 singles chart.
No. 20 – Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart”
Following in the footsteps of recent single “Don’t Start Now,” Dua Lipa’s latest release “Break My Heart” continues its impressive ascent on the Hot 100. This frame, it steps up to No. 20, becoming the pop singer’s third top 20 in the U.S. The powerhouse just released the music video for follow-up cut “Hallucinate,” so she’s clearly planning on keeping her successful run on the ranking going.
No. 28 – Megan Thee Stallion – “Girls in the Hood”
2020 has turned out to be a massive year for Megan Thee Stallion, who can hardly be called a rising talent any longer. Just weeks after scoring her first No. 1 hit on the Hot 100 with “Savage” (which was aided by a remix featuring Beyoncé), she’s back with “Girls in the Hood,” which starts off at No. 28 this frame. The track is her fifth top 40 in the U.S., and it isn’t yet attached to any project.
No. 33 – Blackpink – “How You Like That”
Last month, Blackpink made history when they became the first South Korean girl group to chart a top 40 hit on the Hot 100 when “Sour Candy,” their joint single with Lady Gaga, peaked at No. 33. Now, just weeks after that success came and went, the quartet is back with their own “How You Like That,” which blasts onto the list in the same rung, giving them their second placement inside the important region.
No. 49 – Kanye West – “Wash Us in the Blood (ft. Travis Scott)”
When he’s not busy announcing his bid to be the next President of the United States, Kanye West is sharing new music and preparing to release a new album titled God’s Country. “Wash Us in the Blood,” which features Travis Scott, serves as the first single from that release, and this frame it opens at No. 49 after only half a week of activity.
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