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Rihanna returns to the Hot 100 with a surprise release (though not what fans expected) while five hip-hop musicians rise toward the top of the tally and one of the most high-profile couples in the music world score their first big hit together.
Here’s a look at five of the most important moves on this week’s Hot 100 singles chart.
No. 17 – NAV – “Turks (ft. Gunna & Travis Scott)”
The three hip-hop musicians gathered together to create “Turks,” which appears to be the first sample of NAV’s new album. The tune lands the highest debut of the week, opening on the Hot 100 at No. 17, immediately becoming the leader’s loftiest placement on the tally and just his second top 40 hit.
NAV has now appeared on the Hot 100 just eight times, Gunna has landed on the chart 26 times and Scott has accrued the most wins, with 61.
No. 19 – Lil Mosey – “Blueberry Faygo”
Just two spots below “Turks” comes Lil Mosey’s “Blueberry Faygo,” which has turned out to be something of a breakout smash for the artist. This frame, the tune rises to No. 19, giving the hip-hop newcomer his first top 20 placement on the Hot 100. The track is featured on his latest album Certified Hitmaker, which seems appropriately titled now. That set once lifted to No. 12.
No. 21 – Dua Lipa – “Break My Heart”
As her sophomore album Future Nostalgia debuts at No. 4 on the Billboard 200, Dua Lipa occupies three spots on the Hot 100 for the first time in her career. The singer’s new single “Break My Heart,” the third from the new project, opens at No. 21, becoming her fourth top 40 in the country.
First cut “Don’t Start Now” is steady at No. 3 while second official single “Physical” returns to the tally at No. 77.
No. 23 – PartyNextDoor – “Believe It (ft. Rihanna)”
It’s been years since Rihanna was present on the Hot 100, but thankfully she’s back, though it’s not with a single she fronts. The singer joined PartyNextDoor on his new cut “Believe It,” featured on his album Partymobile, which itself debuts inside the top 10 on the Billboard 200 this time around. At No. 23, Rihanna has now landed inside the top 40 with more than 50 different tracks while PartyNextDoor enters the region for the first time.
Thanks to a healthy stream count, previous single “Loyal” with Drake bounces back onto the Hot 100 at No. 60, a new high for the track.
No. 32 – Blake Shelton & Gwen Stefani – “Nobody But You”
Boyfriend and girlfriend duo Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have scored a big country hit with “Nobody But You,” which has been going strong on the genre-specific lists for weeks now. The track jumps into the top 40 on the Hot 100 for the first time this week, landing at No. 32. The song, featured on Shelton’s compilation Fully Loaded : God’s Country is the country star’s seventeenth top 40 on the list and Stefani’s ninth on her own and sixteenth when including the work she released with No Doubt.