Hot 100: Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ Rises To Top 10

Published: Monday 4th Jan 2021 by Rashad

Its first two incarnations may have signaled a flop, but Dua Lipa‘s song ‘Levitating’ has reaffirmed the age old adage – ‘the third time’s the charm.’

After tapping DaBaby to assist its latest adaptation, radio listeners immediately ate that version up – a feat supported by Lipa’s onslaught of live promotion of the tune that saw her perform it at ‘SNL,’ the American Music Awards, and more.  Together, the increased action helped hoist it to top 20 status on the Hot 100 just weeks after its premiere (marking her fourth career visit to the chart region).

Despite being pushed out of said region due to the influx of holiday hits, those tunes’ disappearing act from the tally has helped ‘Levitating’ live up to its namesake on the refreshed chart.

See what we mean inside:

Officially released August 13, the combined activity of all the versions of the single have finally assisted its top 10 breakthrough.

Look below to see the numbers that lifted ‘Levitating’:

  • Streaming: 10.2 million streams
  • Digital Downloads: 9,000 sold
  • Radio Airplay: 47.5 million audience impressions

The win marks Dua’s third career visit to the top 10 and follows the success of previous singles ‘Don’t Start Now’ (#2 peak) and ‘New Rules’ (#6 peak).

Check in tomorrow (January 5) to see who joins the Pop starlet in our weekly Hot 100 recap: TGJ Chart Check.

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  1. Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

    Another top 10 hit from future nostalgia,

    but future nostalgia is just reaching gold status certification after almost 1 year of release

    PAYOLA can never give u sales.

    • Susan January 4, 2021

      Where is Camila in the top 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70?? You want to be a woman so badly. Find a hobby, dummy

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        Camila’s album Romance outpeaked future nostalgia

        Romance was certified platinum after few months of release while it’s been almost 1 full year and future nostalgia is just reaching gold certification

        Romance didnt have a remix album featuring heavy weights like future nostalgia

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

      LOL U MAKE EVERY EXCUSE FOR ROMANCE FLOPPING N SHE HAD FEATURES ON EVERY SONG THAT DID ANYTHING AND IT WAS NOT JUST A FEW MONTHS FOR ROMANCE TO STREAM PLATINUM DUE TO SEÑORITA 😂😂😂😂. U BE LYIINNNG. UR MAD CUZ U SAID DUA WOULD FLOP THIS ALBUM BUT SHES EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS IN THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL PANDEMIC GIRLLLLLL GONE

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        Romance outpeaked future nostalgia

        If romance flopped, then future nostalgia flopped towards another galaxy
        😂😂

        After have 3 number 1 hits on pop radio, ur album has sold a mere 500k after almost 1 year of release. 🤣

        Future nostalgia literally sold 18k pure sales and debuted at number 4

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

        ROMANCE OUT PEAKED WIT NO HIT SINGLES 😂😂😂😂 GWORL U DONT EEEEEN BUHLEE DAT.

  2. Susan January 4, 2021

    This is only the beginning for Dua! We love to see it.

  3. Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

    How can an album have 3 top 20 hits but the album has sold only 500k after almost 1 year of release?

    PAYOLA
    As I always say, dua is a product of good marketing and aggressive payola.

    • Susan January 4, 2021

      So what’s Justin Bieber’s excuse? Changes had a #1 hit and a top 10 hit. Yet it’s only gold. You idiot. The albums will be platinum soon…and once they are, you still won’t be a woman. That’s why you’re mad. You’re a man and hate it. Writing essays up and down this site, 5 comments on 1 damn post. Get a life weirdo

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        Changes didnt receive universal acclaim.
        Changes didnt have a remix album featuring heavy weights like madonna and mark Ronson

        Changes had only 2 official singles.
        Changes had only 2 music videos.

        Change is certified platinum in the USA

        Was certified platinum after 9 months of release.

        Pls get ur facts rights before u open ur mouth.

  4. Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

    Many of u were shocked when future nostalgia sold 18k pure sales and debuted at number 4, but i wasnt

    Many of u were shocked when future nostalgia was recently certified gold after almost 1 year of release, but I wasnt

    I know a fraud when I see one
    Dua lipa is a fraud.

    payola can never give u album sales.

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

      LOL GIRL U PRESSED CUZ SHE DOIN MORE THAN U PREDICTED

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        Honey I predicted future nostalgia to flop and it did

        Future nostalgia sold 18k pure sales and debuted at number 4

        After almost 1 year, the album is just reaching gold status

        After a whole remix album
        A tv special
        3 number one songs on pop radio

        Future nostalgia has sold a mere 500k .
        😂

      • Susan January 4, 2021

        Yeah future nostalgia is flopping all the way to the damn Grammys b****. So what if the album didn’t hit #1…Rihanna didn’t get her first #1 album until her 7th lol. You are in need of an involuntary psychiatric evaluation for a minimum of 72 hours. Get a life!!

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        Now ur faves album didnt hit number 1, number 1’s dont matter

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

      GIRL DUA SAID THIS ALBUMS CYCLE WOULD BE VERY LONG UNLIKE CUNTMILA WHO CANT KEEP AN ALBUM IN CYCLE PAST THE LEAD SINGLE 😂😂😂

  5. Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

    Future nostalgia has

    2 massive top 10 hits
    3 number 1 songs on pop radio
    A remix album with big names like madonna, mark ronson, missy elliot, kylie minogue
    A tv special featuring big names like elton john
    Multiple award show performances
    Multiple magazine covers

    After all this, future nostalgia has only sold a mere 500k in the USA

    Payola can never give u sales

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

      MAAAADDDD MADDDD MADDD. HER ALBUM HAS MORE HITS THAN FLOPMANCE 😂😂😂😂

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        More payola hits
        😂

        Romance was certified platinum few months after release

        Future nostalgia certified gold after almost 1 year of release
        After a tv special and a remix album

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

      SUCKS TO SEE THE TRUTH DOESNT IT BABY GIRL BOY 😂😂 ROMANCE WAS SEÑORITA AND IT WAS A SONG WRITTEN BY CHARLI XCX BOO BOO

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

        NOT TO MENTION SONG THAT BELONGS TO SHAWNATHA

  6. J January 4, 2021

    Dua a fraud let’s just be real
    Idk why they keep trying to put her up there so hard

    Payola Queen 👑 she cute though

  7. Nicky January 4, 2021

    LMAO!!!!!!!!

    Ask Camicky’s fan why was her album certified. Seniorita 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Her label quickly added it last minute because they knew she would flop (multiple flop singles). Camickys songs on that album have low streams.

    Lmaoooooooooo. The Award shows realized this and didnt nominate the flop album.

    • Shayla Queen 👑 January 4, 2021

      “Camicky! SQUAWK SQUAWK! Camicky!” 🦜

      • Jake January 4, 2021

        Exactly Lmao !! I know I was expecting her to get nominated again for the Grammys it went Platinum. The Grammys aren’t based on sales they are based on talent and quality. I’m not saying she doesn’t have talent but Romance just wasn’t that great. Señorita definitely helped with sales she released a lot of not so great singles that didn’t even make it on Billboard 100. Maybe next time lol!!

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        The sales of seniorita has already counted towards shawn’s album so it cant count towards romance

        U tried and failed.
        Future nostalgia sold 18k pure sales and debuted at number 4

        Future nostalgia is just hitting gold status after almost 1 year

        Dua was also exposed by rolling stone magazine for using payola
        😭

    • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

      GIRL IM GLAD SOMEONE SAID IT CUZ WITHOUT SEÑORITA OR HAVANA SHE HAS NO SALES 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Jake January 4, 2021

      Exactly Lmao !! I know I was expecting her to get nominated again for the Grammys it went Platinum. The Grammys aren’t based on sales they are based on talent and quality. I’m not saying she doesn’t have talent but Romance just wasn’t that great. Señorita definitely helped with sales she released a lot of not so great singles that didn’t even make it on Billboard 100. Maybe next time lol!!

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        Romance is better than future nostalgia

        As I said , dua is a product of good marketing and aggressive payola

        They are trying hard to make her into something shes not
        She’s generic.
        Her live performances are generic
        And future nostalgia is a flop, no matter how hard u people try to lie to yourselves
        Lol

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

        FUTURE NOSTALGIA IS A FLOP BY WAY OF THE RIAA EXPLAIN HOW FLOPMANCE HAS NO HIT SINGLES BUT ALLEGEDLY WENT “PLATINUM” WITHOUT THE SALES OF SEÑORITA. GORLLLLLL STOP THESE LIES CHILE

  8. Nicky January 4, 2021

    Remember Camicky did ticket bundles for a canceled tour? 😂😂😂

    Those numbers were never adjusted.

    Dua Sold out a digital tour. Camicky couldn’t even do that. 😂😂😂

    Camicky = smoke and mirrors. She needs collabs . Her solo songs constantly flop. The Award shows see this and will never nominate her again. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Shayla Queen 👑 January 4, 2021

      “Camicky! SQUAWK SQUAWK! Camicky!” 🦜

  9. Nicky January 4, 2021

    Camicky Christmas song didn’t even debut on Bubbling and it was discounted.

    I thought she was a PopStar?

    😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

      Christmas song was a cover
      Was released on a Saturday , wasnt meant to chart
      Was a charity single to help struggling families during the Christmas season

      Every Christmas, Camila gonna be getting her Christmas coin from that song.

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

        LOL YET IT DIDNT CHART SO IS IT ABOUT CHARTS OR COINS

      • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

        If they wanted the song to chart, they would have.released it on friday

        My faves fame is organic
        Dua is a product of payola

        Even after a whole remix album with big names like madonna, mark Ronson and gwen Stefani, future nostalgia is just reaching gold status

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

        LOL GIRL IT FLOPPED THE SONG FLOPPPPPEEEDD DUA HAS ANUTHA HIT ALBUM A GRAMMY AS WELL AS HIT SINGLES UR GIRL CUNTMILA DOES NOTTTTT

    • Shayla Queen 👑 January 4, 2021

      “Camicky! SQUAWK SQUAWK! Camicky!” 🦜

  10. Paulo January 4, 2021

    Yesss Levitating is that song, I thought they would ruin it with the whole multiple remixes approach but I’m glad it’s working out. Another top 10 for Dua, sophomore slump schreeching chicas can’t relate

    • Shayla Queen 👑 January 4, 2021

      You’re obsessed with Camila

  11. musixxman96 January 4, 2021

    This song is so good so the success is speaking for itself! If this was the lead or 2nd single it wouldve been #1, but she was smart saving it for a later single and dont stop now was obviously the right choice given how it performed.

    Shes really doing everything right this era, Fever is also doing well in europe and its just an infectious song as well.

    Levitating top 10 best songs of 2020!

  12. New Rules January 4, 2021

    Congratulations Dua…

    This has been an incredible era for you.

    I hate that some people will write five page essays about her debut sales being low and payola. Meanwhile they mouthing all the words to your songs and writing post after post about your stats and sales. Lol! Everyone I know loves Dua, and not too many can name anything from Camilla besides “Senorita” “Havana” or “Living Proof”

    Your fans come in all shapes and in Clarksoons case, sizes!

    • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

      “Everyone I know loves Dua,”

      If everyone loves her, why are they not buying her album
      Lol
      Future nostalgia is just reaching gold status after 3 number 1 songs on pop radio
      After almost 1 year of release.
      Embarrassing

      Future nostalgia sold 18k pure sales and debuted at number 4
      If dua is so loved why are people not buying her shìt
      Make it make sense

      • Who Said I Was An Angel January 5, 2021

        Everyone loves Beyoncé but don’t buy her music either. You are the only person who cares about how many records Dua sold when her album first came out. Look at all that she’s accomplished in the time since.

        You are the typical trash queen who have to knock people down just to give your girl credit. Camilla is not the girl you think she is. That little Latin Girl playing dress up.

    • Check Ur Lipsticks B4 U Come 4 Me! January 4, 2021

      Girl nobody cares for living proof…

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

        AT ALL

  13. Jake January 4, 2021

    Finally she hit the Top Ten with Levitating it was bound to happen. Levitating deserved to hit number 1. Dua definitely does not need payola this is an organic hit. I still don’t understand how Break My Heart didn’t hit the Top 10 or Don’t Start Now hitting Number 1. Platinum status for Future Nostalgia 2021. The deluxe edition is on the way. I hope she wins more Grammys on January 31st 2021 lmao to prove all the doubters and haters wrong. Some of these haters need get there FACTS correct. It’s 2021 at least have the decency to speak the truth.

    • Clarks0o0ñ January 4, 2021

      “Dua definitely does not need payola ”

      Rolling stone magazine literally exposed her for using payola
      🤣

      • IKNOWTHETRUTH January 4, 2021

        LOL YET NOBODY ELSE SAID IT THEY NEVA SAID IT WAS HER ALSO WHERE WERE THE RECEIPTS JUST LIKE CUNTMILA WENT PLATINUM WITH NO HITS GIRLLLLLL

  14. Heartless January 4, 2021

    Y’all will not pay the fact that The Weeknd jumped all the way up to #3.

    Talk about an EPIC slay!

  15. Jake January 4, 2021

    Amazing another Top Ten for Dua this is an organic hit 17 spots up into the Top 10. The hate is real. We love to see another WIN for Ms Lipa Future Nostalgia is definitely a million times better than Romance. The Grammys have spoken and Future Nostalgia is nominated at the 2021 Grammys for Best Pop Vocal Album and Album Of the Year!!! LMFAO The critics have spoken. 😂😂😂🤣🤣

  16. Fancy BISH January 4, 2021

    Do it Dua 🤳🏽

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