Harlow adds his third No. 1, Mariah Carey and Brenda Lee return to the top 10 and Tyla’s “Water” rushes to No. 10.
Also in the Hot 100’s top 10, Tyla makes her first visit to the tier with her breakout hit “Water,” which jumps 15-10.
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Jack Harlow’s “Lovin on Me,” released on Generation Now/Atlantic, becomes the 1,160th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 65-year history. It drew 23.6 million streams (up 6%) and 20.8 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 71%) and sold 11,000 downloads (down 10%) in the Nov. 17-23 tracking week, according to Luminate. (The song entered a week earlier at No. 2, with 22.2 million streams, 12.2 million in radio audience and 12,000 sold, following its Nov. 10 release.)
Harlow achieves his third Hot 100 leader, following “First Class” (No. 1 for three weeks in April-May 2022) and “Industry Baby,” with Lil Nas X (No. 1, one week, October 2021).
Notably, Harlow is one of just three artists to tally at least one new Hot 100 No. 1 in each of the last three years, joining Drake and Taylor Swift (whose streaks both date to 2020).
“Lovin on Me” is currently a standalone single from Harlow, whose most recent album, Jackman., debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 in May, becoming his third top 10 set. The song’s hook samples singer Delbert “Dale” Greer’s 1995 cut “Whatever” (which to date has never hit a Billboard chart).
Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” falls to No. 2 on the Hot 100 following four nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. It rules Radio Songs for a sixth week (68.8 million, down 7%).
Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” holds at No. 3 on the Hot 100, after it led for three nonconsecutive weeks beginning in September.
Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You” – the No. 1 hit on Billboard’s Greatest of All Time Holiday 100 Songs retrospective – dashes 17-4 on the Hot 100, with 22 million streams (up 57%), 15.6 million airplay audience impressions (up 105%) and 3,000 sold (up 70%) Nov. 17-23.
Carey performed “Christmas” on an awards show for the first time as part of the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (Nov. 19). She was also honored with the Billboard Chart Achievement Award for the song, presented to her by her 12-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
The song, originally released in 1994, hit the Hot 100’s top 10 for the first time in December 2017. In December 2019, it ascended to the summit at last, for three weeks that holiday season. It became the second holiday song ever to reign, after “The Chipmunk Song,” by The Chipmunks with David Seville, spent four weeks at No. 1 beginning in December 1958.
“Christmas” led the Hot 100 for two more weeks in the 2020 holiday season, thus, passing “The Chipmunk Song” for the most for a Yuletide song. It added three more weeks at No. 1 over the 2021 holidays and a single-season-best four frames during the 2022 season, upping its total to 12 weeks at No. 1.
With its 2019 coronation, Carey claimed her 19th Hot 100 No. 1, extending her mark for the most among soloists and moving to within one of The Beatles’ overall record 20.
“Christmas” concurrently crowns the multi-metric Holiday 100 chart, which returns for the season this week, for a 58th week, of the list’s 63 total frames since the chart began in 2011.
SZA’s “Snooze” slips 4-5 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 2, as it leads the multi-metric Hot R&B Songs chart for a 17th week.
Zach Bryan’s “I Remember Everything,” featuring Kacey Musgraves, keeps at No. 6 on the Hot 100, after it led for a week upon its debut in September, as it tops the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs charts for a 13th week each and Hot Country Songs for a ninth frame.
Tate McRae’s “Greedy” rises 8-7 on the Hot 100, a week after it became her first top 10. During the tracking week, McRae performed for the first time on both NBC’s Saturday Night Live (Nov. 18) and the 2023 Billboard Music Awards (Nov. 19).
Brenda Lee dances merrily back onto the Hot 100 at No. 8 with “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree,” which re-enters with 22 million official streams (up 57%), 15.4 million in airplay audience (up 83%) and 2,000 sold (up 308%). It has spent nine weeks at its No. 2 high since it first reached the rank in December 2019; it was originally released in 1958 and hit a prior No. 14 peak in 1960.
For its 65th anniversary, the song received its first official video (featuring cameos from Tanya Tucker and Trisha Yearwood) Nov. 3. Plus, Lee is set to perform it on NBC’s Christmas at the Opry, airing Dec. 7.
With the carol’s latest week in the Hot 100’s top 10, Lee claims the record for the longest span of an act appearing in the tier to 63 years, eight months and two weeks, dating to her first week in the top 10 with “Sweet Nothin’s” in March 1960. (She passes the late Andy Williams, with a span of nearly 63 years and three months from his first week in the top 10 with “Lonely Street” in October 1959 through the most week in the region for his “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” last holiday season; the latter re-enters the chart at No. 28, so the record is in line to revert to Williams, should the song return to the top 10.)
Swift’s “Is It Over Now? (Taylor’s Version) [From the Vault]” slides 5-9 on the Hot 100, three weeks after it debuted as her 11th No. 1.
Rounding out the Hot 100’s top 10, Tyla earns her first visit to the region with her first entry on the chart, “Water,” which rises 15-10. The song drew 38.4 million in airplay audience (up 24%) and 14.4 million streams (up 49%) and sold 2,000 (up 19%) Nov. 17-23, helped by two remixes, with Marshmello and Travis Scott, respectively, released Nov. 17.
“Water” concurrently tops the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart for a seventh week.
“This hasn’t happened in so long for a South African artist, born and raised in South Africa, with an African song, with an African dance style,” Tyla recently told Billboard. (The song has also received a 2024 Grammy nomination in the new best African music performance category.) “Everything is so authentic, and the fact that all of that managed to translate overseas is crazy. I always wanted to be the biggest pop star in general. I didn’t want to be the biggest African pop star. I just want to be the biggest pop star that was born and raised in Africa. And the fact that I’m already getting a good response from the world [means] I’m one step closer to that dream.”
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