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Billie Eilish, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd And King Von: 5 Important Moves On This Week’s Hot 100

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HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 14: In this image released on October 14, Billie Eilish poses … [+] backstage at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on October 14, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Amy Sussman/BBMA2020/Getty Images for dcp )

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There isn’t too much notable movement this frame inside the upper reaches of the Hot 100, the Billboard chart that ranks the most-consumed songs every week in the U.S., but just below that area, a number of acts hit new highs, score more hits or reach the ranking for the first time.

Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s Hot 100 singles chart.

No. 12 – Maluma – “Hawai (ft. The Weeknd)”

Already a global hit, Maluma’s “Hawai” received an enormous boost when The Weeknd joined the Latin superstar on a remix version of the tune. His inclusion helped the cut vault from No. 60 to No. 12 in one giant step, narrowly missing the top tier. The tune is now Maluma’s highest-charting single on the Hot 100 and just his second-ever top 40 win.

No. 35 – Mike Will Made It – “What That Speed Bout!? (ft. Nicki Minaj and YoungBoy Never Broke Again)”

Three hip-hop superstars came together to make “What That Speed Bout!?,” and while they’re surely all happy to see their names inside the top 40 on the Hot 100 once again, the tune is especially important to Nicki Minaj. This latest single, which she lent her talents to, helps her break out of a tie with Taylor Swift, and she now stands as the woman with the most appearances on the competitive tally of all time.

No. 40 – Sam Smith – “Diamonds”

Sam Smith nabs their milestone tenth top 40 hit on the Hot 100 with “Diamonds,” the latest single taken from their latest album Love Goes, which was released just a few weeks ago. The tune is the third from that set to enter the vital region.

No. 47 – King Von – “Took Her To the O”

Rapper King Von was shot and killed just seven days after releasing his debut album Welcome to O’Block, which this week jumps into the top 10 on the Billboard 200. As fans around the world mourn his passing, the musician earns his first four placements on the Hot 100, with his solo track “Took Her To the O” ranking as the highest-charting of the quartet.

Further down the tally come “The Code” with Polo G (No. 66), “All These Ni——” with Lil Durk (No. 77) and “Crazy Story 2.0,” also with Lil Durk (No. 81).

No. 94 – Billie Eilish – “Therefore I Am”

Released just hours before the tracking week wrapped, Billie Eilish’s new single “Therefore I Am” racked up enough sales and streams to find its way to the Hot 100 this frame, landing at No. 94. That’s a strong showing for a cut that was only available for a very short period of time, and it’s a sign that bigger things are on the horizon for the tune. In fact, the song may very well rise into the top 10 next frame, and perhaps even come close to No. 1.

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