Lorde will need an explosive week or Katy Perry a major slide in order for the top 2 to change positions. Otherwise there is minimal upward action in the top 14. Right behind, Clean Bandit f/ Zara Larsson (78-15) and Steps (35-16) surge with the former poised for a second top 10 in a row. In the past 18 months Larsson has had 5 top 50 songs but none have reached the top 10. Julia Michaels also enter the top 25 with her first single “Issues”.
R&B /Hip Hop have a good week with Drake’s “Passionfruit” the highest new entry in the top 100 at #73 while Kendrick Lamar sees 2 songs enter the top 250, “The Heart Part 4 at #143 and “HUMBLE” at #170 in its first week out. Also notable are one of 5 new songs by the Gorillaz gaining traction, “Ascension” with Vince Staples (#187) and the latest from Iggy Azalea, “Mo Bounce” (#232) both in their second week out.