Four popular musicians debut new singles inside the top 10 on this week’s Hot 100, with just two songs arriving somewhere between Nos. 1 and 10, with one more narrowly failing to break into the important and competitive region. While the artists behind those new cuts are surely celebrating, the Hot 100 truly belongs to Summer Walker this frame, as she claims 18% of the entire ranking for herself as her sophomore album dominates like few titles by women have ever done.
Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s Hot 100 singles chart.
No. 5 – Ed Sheeran – “Shivers”
Ed Sheeran’s most recent hit single “Shivers” climbs on this week’s Hot 100, entering the top five for the first time as it lifts one rung to No. 5. The tune lands just behind the guitar player’s other smash “Bad Habits,” which holds at No. 4. The ascent enjoyed by “Shivers” means the British star occupies two spaces inside the upper half of the top 10, which is a relatively uncommon sight, even among acts as popular as Sheeran is.
No. 6 – Post Malone & The Weeknd – “One Right Now”
The highest-ranking debut this week comes from the powerful pairing of Post Malone and The Weeknd, who start their joint single “One Right Now” at No. 6. The tune appears to be the second single from Malone’s forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album, following “Motley Crew,” which peaked at No. 13 earlier this year. The track is the milestone tenth top 10 smash for Malone and the fourteenth for The Weeknd.
No. 8 – Silk Sonic – “Smokin Out the Window”
Launching not far behind Malone and The Weeknd is another top-tier duo, Silk Sonic, which is comprised of Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. One week before the supergroup dropped their debut album An Evening With Silk Sonic, they doled out the set’s third single, “Smokin Out the Window,” which begins its time on the Hot 100 at No. 8. The track is the second top 10 from Silk Sonic, following the chart-topping “Leave the Door Open.” Looking at the two musician’s solo material, this latest win marks just the second appearance inside the top 10 for .Paak, while Mars has now broken into the region with 18 hits.
No. 11 – Travis Scott – “Escape Plan”
A little more than a week ago, Travis Scott excited his fans by revealing new music was coming in just a few hours, and they were delighted when two tunes appeared at the same time. Of the two, “Escape Plan” launches highest, missing out on the top 10 by a single rung. Further down the Hot 100 is “Mafia,” which starts off at No. 26. Scott is currently embroiled in controversy, as nine people were killed at his Astroworld Festival just days after the pair of hits were released.
No. 13 – Summer Walker – “Bitter (ft. Cardi B)”
As her new album Still Over It launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, nearly every track featured on the set appears on the Hot 100, proving Summer Walker to be a true superstar. 17 tunes on the lengthy project debut, while one, the title’s lead single “Ex for a Reason” with JT from City Girls, finds space on the tally once more. The highest-ranking of the bunch is “Bitter,” which features Cardi B and which enters the race at No. 13.