Chart Analysis December 22, 2017

Hot 100 Fast Facts: Lauv, P!NK & Sam Smith

Charts & New Music Editor
Hot 100 Fast Facts: Lauv, P!NK & Sam Smith

Radio is in Lauv

It’s week #9 for Lauv on the Hot 100. ‘I Like Me Better’ is peaking at #7 this week and is getting increased support from commercial Hit stations and KIIS. Since debuting at #55 on the chart, the track is yet to see a red arrow and is spectacularly powering on towards the Top 5.


You can’t ignore P!NK…ever!

As ‘What About Us’ enjoys its sixth consecutive week at #1 on the TMN Hot 100, It’s become very clear that radio just can’t ignore a new P!NK single. ‘Beautiful Trauma’ is shooting right up, now at #11.

If the track breaks through to the Top 10, it will mark the sixth time P!NK has owned multiple singles in the bracket at the same time, dating back to 2007’s ‘U & UR Hand’ and ‘Who Knew’.  


Sam’s not saying goodbye

It’s been a sporadic run for Sam Smith lately. Dropping to #5 on the ARIA Singles Chart and slumping to the same position on the Hot 100, it looked like radio was retreating on ’Too Good For Goodbyes’ as new single ’Pray’ arrived on the scene. That’s not the case, however, with the Smith reaffirming himself at #2 this week, a peak position.

It’s now his most successful single to date on the Hot 100, suprassing ’Stay With Me’ which made it as far as #3 in 2014. 


ZAYN, Harry, Niall & Liam are losing their grip

There are a total of five singles by One Direction members on the Hot 100, and they’ve all succumbing to the inevitable gravity of the charts. ZAYN’s collab ’Dusk Till Dawn’ ft. Sia surrenders four spots, while Niall’s two singles ’Too Much To Ask’ and ’Slow Hands’ both see red arrows, falling seven frames collectively.

Liam’s ’Strip That Down’ ft. Quavo and Harry’s ’Sign Of The Times’ continue their slide to #38 and #77.   


Check out the full version the latest TMN Hot 100

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