Chart Check [Hot 100]: SZA Earns Eighth Top 40 Hit with ‘Good Days’

Published: Tuesday 5th Jan 2021 by Rashad

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.

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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.’

Hot 100 This Week

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  1. Detruth January 5, 2021

    Didn’t know her first album was double platinum. I feel like billboard should change the streaming rules. Artists should get credit for streams but it shouldn’t be this easy. Everybody’s albums is platinum plus no matter who they are or how good the music is. Its way to easy nowadays.

    • eric January 6, 2021

      I agree completely.

  2. Sweetness January 5, 2021

    Who cares. Like Hit Different, It will drop like an anvil next week & be totally forgotten in a week. I miss real singers like Monica and Deborah C**.

    • eric January 6, 2021

      Don’t leave out Tamia!

      • PANDA January 6, 2021

        Ahhhh her voice is soo good!!

    • Interac January 6, 2021

      I’m waiting for Monica to drop that album!

      • Jackx January 6, 2021

        It will flop like the past 3, cause her promo is horrible. So are her videos lately

    • Guest January 6, 2021

      You sound pretty upset. What’s wrong? The singers you mentioned are still around and making music.

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