The latest Billboard Hot 100 has been revealed and it brings with it good news for Bruno Mars and Cardi B, as well as encouraging signs for Justin Timberlake.
Head below for details…
While Ed Sheeran logs his 6th week atop of the tally with ‘Perfect’ (which as reported now has its Beyonce credit removed), the real juiciness lay in the battle between ‘Finesse’ and ‘Filthy.’
Presently, Bruno and Cardi look to be in for the win (and possibly the #1 spot too in a matter of weeks).
Released on January 4th with a highly viral video (which now sits at 81 million views), the track shoots to #3 from #35 (a previous peak earned with just one day of sales and streaming data).
It managed the feat by this week amassing 38.3 million US streams, 87,000 downloads and racking up a Stateside radio audience of 52 million.
For JT, it’s an impressive but comparatively modest launch for “comeback” single ‘Filthy’ – the lead offering from upcoming album ‘Man Of The Woods.’
Opening at #9, the track sold 79,000 domestically, accrued 15.8 million US streams, and multi-format radio 36 million impressions.
Presently, it’s video has been watched 25 million times since its premiere.
Both releases look set to benefit from major media looks in the coming weeks.
Atlantic duo Bruno and Cardi will be gracing the stage together at the 2018 Grammys on Jan 28th. Timberlake, conversely, will be headlining the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime Show on Feb 4th.
Could these mega platforms help swing the pendulum in one’s favor over the other? Stay tuned!