Justin Timberlake blasts onto the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 28) at No. 1 with his new single, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!”
Timberlake’s fifth solo leader dethrones Drake’s “One Dance” (featuring WizKid and Kyla) after it rose to the summit last week.
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Justin Timberlake’s new single “Can’t Stop the Feeling” debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart this week, knocking off Drake’s “One Dance.”
Timberlake’s new track is the first in nine years to hit No 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and it’s also the first time that he’s debuted at the top of the chart.
“Feeling,” released May 6 on DreamWorks/RCA Records and from the forthcoming Trolls soundtrack, is just the 26th song ever to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100; it’s Timberlake’s first No. 1 debut.
It’s also the first No. 1 entrance by any act since fellow RCA artist Zayn opened atop the Feb. 20 chart with “Pillowtalk” (now at No. 9).
“Feeling” starts at the Hot 100’s summit powered most heavily by its concurrent No. 1 debut on the Digital Songs sales chart (where it’s Timberlake’s sixth leader), having sold 379,000 downloads in its first week (ending May 12), according to Nielsen Music. Timberlake scores his highest weekly sales total for a song, besting the 315,000-unit start for “Suit & Tie,” featuring Jay Z, in 2013.
Timberlake also lands the best weekly sales for any song this year. “Feeling” sports the top total since Adele’s “Hello” sold 480,000 (Nov. 28, 2015). It earns the best weekly sum for a male artist since Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” featuring Charlie Puth, sold 464,000 more than a year ago (April 25, 2015).
On Radio Songs, “Feeling” flies 27-9 following its first full week of airplay (83 million in audience). It’s the first song to reach the Radio Songs top 10 in just two chart weeks since “Hello” (Nov. 14). The last song before “Feeling” by a male to hit the Radio Songs top 10 in only two weeks? “You Rock My World” by Michael Jackson back in 2001. (Notably, Timberlake makes his first Hot 100 visit since reaching No. 9 in May 2014 with his virtual duet with the late King of Pop, “Love Never Felt So Good.”)
“Feeling” also enters Streaming Songs at No. 6 with 15.6 million U.S. streams in its first full week.
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