Despite becoming her highest Hot 100 debut to date (as we reported here), SZA‘s September 2020 surprise-released ‘Hit Different’ wasn’t exactly a sustained hit.
However, the out-of-the-box success of its successor – ‘Good Days’ – may be just what the doctor ordered to reignite interest in the GRAMMY nominee’s long-awaited sophomore studio album, the follow-up to 2017’s 2x Platinum, ‘Ctrl.’
Released Christmas Day 2020, the gift of new music for fans is turning into a gift for its deliverer as evidenced by the tune’s impressive performance on streaming and digital download platforms (as we reported here).
Together, data from those formats have helped SZA land her eighth top 40 hit.
The #38 arrival of ‘Good Days’ on the refreshed Hot 100 not only makes it the second song of her career to debut in the top 40 but also her second highest debut overall (as a leader). Only the Ty Dolla $ign-assisted ‘Hit Different’ bests it as it debuted at #29 its first week on the chart.
Its promising premiere suggests fans are hungry for its parent album, a project SZA recently took to ‘Cosmpolitan’ magazine to suggest is nearly finished baking (click here to read).
Until it hits shelves, look below to see who joins the singer in the top 40 of this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check.’