As Americans enjoy a long holiday weekend, a number of popular songs become proper hits in the U.S. as they break into the top 40 for the first time, which typically signifies when a tune has become a smash. While artists like the Jonas Brothers and Marshmello have managed this feat before (many times before, in fact), one artist lands his first-ever appearance in the tier with his latest release.
Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s Hot 100 singles chart.
No. 1 – BTS – “Butter”
Since it debuted at No. 1, BTS’s new single “Butter” hasn’t budged from the top spot on the Hot 100. The cut has now ruled for five consecutive weeks, making it the longest-running leader by a South Korean musical act of any kind (by a margin of two frames) in U.S. history. With one more turn on the throne, the septet has now controlled the Hot 100 for a milestone 10 weeks between their four chart-toppers.
No. 19 – Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”
For almost half a year now, Glass Animals have been slowly rising the Hot 100 with their first-ever placement on the tally, “Heat Waves,” and it just continues to climb. This frame, the catchy cut lifts into the top 20 for the first time, improving from No. 21 to No. 19. It’s unclear how much higher it will go, but at this point, don’t count the cut out.
No. 36 – Rauw Alejandro – “Todo de Ti”
To say that 2021 has been the best year yet of Latin musician Rauw Alejandro’s career is putting things mildly. The talent has only reached the Hot 100 twice, and both of those tunes have appeared on the weekly list this year. Now, his solo smash “Todo de Ti” has become his first-ever top 40 win on the ranking, as it pushes from No. 45 to No. 36.
No. 37 – Marshmello x Jonas Brothers – “Leave Before You Love Me”
It only took a month for Marshmello and the Jonas Brothers’ “Leave Before You Love Me” to become a top 40 smash on the Hot 100, though that’s not entirely surprising considering the fact that they are now two of the most reliable hitmakers in the pop world. The track isn’t yet connected to any full-length yet, even though the DJ just released a new album titled Shockwave.
As it advances from No, 58 to No. 37, “Leave Before You Love Me” becomes Marshmello’s lucky thirteenth top 40 on the Hot 100 and the Jonas Brothers’ seventeenth.
No. 93 – Tyler, the Creator – “Lumberjack”
Ahead of Tyler, the Creator’s new album Call Me If You Get Lost hitting No. 1 on the Billboard 200 (which is largely expected, though nothing is certain), the set’s lead single “Lumberjack” arrives on the Hot 100 one week early. The track only opens at No. 93, scoring one of the lowest-ranking debuts of this frame, but the rapper has never seemed particularly interested in scoring major hits.
Chances are when Call Me If You Get Lost does begin to impact the Billboard charts next week, more than one track featured on the full-length may make their way to the Hot 100.