Kendrick Lamar's “I” is the top new entry on this week's Hot 100 at #39. It's from his third studio album, which is due later this year. The highly-anticipated album is expected to sell around 500K copies in its first week. Lamar's sophomore album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, reached #2 on The Billboard 200 and received a Grammy nomination for Album of the Year. It spawned three top 40 hits: “Swimming Pools (Drank)” (which cracked the top 20), “Poetic Justice” (featuring Drake) and “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe.”
This week’s top Hot 100 news is that female solo artists monopolized the top five for the fourth consecutive week. That was the lead of a Chart Watch blog which we posted earlier today. If you missed it, here’s a link. This blog will deal with key debuts and moves below the top 10.
Bobby Shmurda's “Hot Boy” jumps from #16 to #14 in its ninth week … Ed Sheeran lands his third top 20 hit (his second in a row) as “Don’t” jumps from #22 to #17 in its 16th week.
Jason Aldean's “Burnin' It Down” rebounds from #21 to #19 in its 10th week. The song has climbed as high as #12. The song tops Hot Country Songs for the 10th week, which is the longest run at #1 by any song so far this year. The last song to spend more weeks at #1 was Luke Bryan's “That's My Kind Of Night,” which spent 12 weeks on top last year. Aldean also has this week's second-highest new entry on the Hot 100, “Tonight Looks Good On You,” which debuts at #53. It's the fifth Hot 100 song from Aldean's sixth studio album, Old Boots, New Dirt, which is due Oct. 7. (It’s expected to sell around 450K copies in its first week.)
Florida Georgia Line's “Dirt” rebounds from #28 to #23 in its 12th week. The song peaked at #11. The duo's new song, “Anything Goes,” debuts at #76. It's the title track from the duo's sophomore album, which is due Oct. 14. The album is expected to sell about 350K copies in its first week, which should enable it to debut at #1. In case you're wondering, “Anything Goes” isn't the Cole Porter classic, which Ethel Merman introduced in the 1934 Broadway musical of the same name (and which Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga sing on this week’s #1 album).
5 Seconds Of Summer's “Amnesia” leaps from #37 to #24 in its 13th week. The song has climbed as high as #16 … Jason Derulo's “Trumpets” jumps from #33 to #27 in its 18th week … Maroon 5's “Animals” leaps from #51 to #33 in its sixth week.
Mr. Probz's “Waves” jumps from #52 to #43 in its sixth week. The song spent two weeks at #1 on the U.K.'s Official Singles Chart in May … Nick Jonas's “Jealous” leaps from #80 to #58 in its third week … Sam Smith's “I'm Not The Only One” leaps from #84 to #63 in its fourth week … “Touchin, Lovin” by Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj jumps from #74 to #65 in its fourth week … Keith Urban's “Somewhere In My Car” jumps from #82 to #66 in its fifth week.
"I Don’t F**k With You" by Big Sean featuring E-40 is the week’s third-highest new entry at #70. It’s Big Sean’s ninth Hot 100 song as a lead artist … Rae Sremmurd's “No Type” debuts at #77. It's the hip-hop duo's second Hot 100 single, following “No Flex Zone!,” which reached #36. (Rae Sremmurd is Ear Drummers spelled backwards.)
The Script's “Superheroes” jumps from #88 to #80 in its second week. It's from the group's No Sound Without Silence, which is expected to crack the top 10 on The Billboard 200 next week, with sales in the 24K range … Big & Rich's “Look At You” jumps from #92 to #84 in its fourth week. The duo has been turning out country hits since 2003's “Wild West Show” … The Swon Brothers's “Later On” jumps from #94 to #86 in its seventh week.
"Tuesday" by ILoveMakonnen featuring Drake debuts at #90. The song is also known as “Club Goin’ Up On A Tuesday.” Miley Cyrus had a hand in signing the artist … Migos's “Handsome And Wealthy” debuts at #92. It's the second chart hit from the hip-hop trio's mixtape No Label 2. The first was “Fight Night,” which reached #69.
Scotty McCreery's “Feelin' It” debuts at #96. It's the second Hot 100 song from his sophomore album, See You Tonight … Parmalee's “Close Your Eyes” debuts at #98. It's the second Hot 100 song from country band's fourth studio album, Feels Like Carolina. The first, “Carolina,” reached #36 … alt-J's “Left Hand Free” debuts at #99. It's from the English rock band's sophomore album, This Is All Yours, which enters The Billboard 200 at #4 this week.
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