Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘Good 4 U’ debuts atop Hot 100


Additionally, J. Cole’s “my.life”, with 21 Savage and Morray, launches at No.2 on the Hot 100, scoring J. Cole’s career-highest ranking, as he posts a record four simultaneous debut in the top 10. All four tracks are from his album Low season, which ranks # 1 on this week’s Billboard 200.

Notably, the five songs that debuted in the Hot 100 top 10 mark a new weekly high in chart history, beating the mark of four in a single frame already completed three times.

The Hot 100 combines American streaming of all genres (official audio and official video), radio broadcast and sales data. All charts (as of May 29) will be updated on Billboard.com tomorrow (May 25). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram.

“Good 4 U”, released on Geffen / Interscope Records, is the 1,124th number one in the 62-year-old Hot 100 archives and the 53rd to come out on top. Here’s a deeper dive into his dominant beginnings.

Streams, sales and broadcast: After its May 14 release, “Good 4 U” attracted 43.2 million US feeds and sold 12,000 downloads in the week ending May 20, according to MRC Data. It also drew 3.8 million radio audience impressions in the week ending May 23.

The track debuts at the top of the streaming song chart, where it is Rodrigo’s second frontrunner, after “Driver’s License” reigned for four weeks, and starts at No. 5 on digital song sales. While it hasn’t been shy so far in ranking all-genre radio songs, the track opens in 33rd place in the Pop Airplay survey, which measures mainstream radio broadcasts in the top 40, where the song is actively promoted (with “Deja Vu”; “Drivers License” led Pop Airplay for five weeks, while “Deja Vu” this week reached a new No. 16).

Two n ° 1 from a first album: “Good 4 U” and “Drivers License” are both taken from Rodrigo’s debut album Sour, released on May 21. This is the first studio to create a pair of # 1 Hot 100s since Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’s 2012 LP The heist produced “Thrift Shop”, with Wanz, and “Can’t Hold Us”, with Ray Dalton, in 2013.

In women, Sour is the first album to generate two Hot 100 No. 1 since Lady Gaga (the labelmate of Rodrigo’s Interscope) arrived in 2008 Fame, which produced the leaders “Just Dance”, with Colby O’Donis, and “Poker Face” (as well as the top 10 “LoveGame” and “Paparazzi”).

As Sour has yet to debut on the Billboard 200, where it will enter next week’s charts, dated June 5, this is the first album with two Hot 100 No.1s before its Billboard 200 debut since Drake’s Scorpio, who lost to the top of the charts on July 14, 2018 after his titles “God’s Plan” and “Nice for What” had already led the Hot 100. (ScorpioThe third # 1 of “In My Feelings”, topped the Hot 100 the week after the set started on the Billboard 200.)

Meanwhile, in the digital age (since the advent of downloads and streaming), where several songs are regularly released before their parent albums, Sour is the first debut album of all acts to generate two No. 1 Hot 100s before the set’s Billboard 200 entry.

Albums with two songs to debut at # 1: Billboard Paul Grein, editor and founder of Chart Beat, notes that Rodrigo Sour goes down in history as the first debut album to include two songs that made it into the Hot 100 at # 1, thanks to “Drivers License” and now “Good 4 U”. The only previous albums to contain two tracks each of which was premiered were well-established stars at the time: Mariah Carey Dream (“Fantasy” and “One Sweet Day”, with Boyz II Men, in 1995-96); Drake Scorpio (“God’s Plan” and “Nice for What”, 2018); and Grande Thanks, next (“Thank U, Next” and “7 Rings”, 2018-19). These were, in each case, the fifth records proper of these artists.

J. Cole’s “My.life”, with 21 Savage and Morray, ranks # 2 on the Hot 100, with 41.1 million streams, 1.3 million audiences and 2,800 sold.

J. Cole reached his highest Hot 100 rank, beating No. 4 in “Middle Child” in February 2019. He increased his career tally to 10 top 10, while also making his debut with “amari” at No. ° 5, led by its 37.8 million flows; “Pride.is.the.devil”, with Lil Baby, at # 7 (35.1 million); and “95.south” at No. 8 (34 million). J. Cole’s four new Hot 100 Top 10s are all from his new Billboard 200 No. 1 Low season. The ensemble joined the album ranks with at least five Top 10 Hot 100 each as, a week earlier, the release’s “Interlude” debuted at No.8.

J. Cole is the fourth artist to total a record of four simultaneous top 10 debuts, after Drake (July 14, 2018), Lil Wayne (October 13, 2018) and Juice WRLD (July 25, 2020).

Meanwhile, with “my.life”, 21 Savage marks its fourth Hot 100 top 10 and Morray wins its first. Thanks to “pride.is.the.devil”, Lil Baby records his seventh top 10.

“my.life” opens at # 1 on Hot R & B / Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs, both of which use the same methodology as the Hot 100. It’s the # 1 first on every genre chart for J. Cole and Morray and second on each list for 21 Savage, after his starring tour on Post Malone’s “Rockstar” in 2017-18.

Back on the Hot 100, Rodrigo’s No.1 debut with “Good 4 U” and J. Cole’s new top 10 quartet set a new weekly record of five concurrent top 10 debuts. four songs made it into the top 10 together three times, in the frames mentioned above by Drake, Lil Wayne and Juice WRLD.

Elsewhere in the Hot 100 top 10, “Levitating” by Dua Lipa, starring DaBaby, drops to # 3 from its # 2 and “Leave the Door Open” by Silk Sonic, the Bruno Mars and Anderson duo. Paak, drops to No.4 a week after adding his second week to No.1. The latter records a sixth week at the top of Radio Songs (89.9 million, up 3%), while running Hot R&B Songs for a ninth week.

Justin Bieber’s former Hot 100 frontman “Peaches,” with Daniel Caesar and Giveon, slides 3-6; The Weeknd and Ariana Grande’s “Save Your Tears” drops 4-9 after two weeks at No. 1; and Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More”, with SZA, returns to # 10 from # 5.

Again, for all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram and all charts (as of May 29), including the Hot 100 in its entirety, will be updated on Billboard.com tomorrow. (May 25).


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