If you may have tuned in your native Top 40 radio station just lately, or fired up TikTok, there’s a superb likelihood you may have come throughout Lizzo’s discofied hit “About Damn Time” (or not less than, in your cellphone, discovered it in meme form).
This week, after a three-month climb, “About Damn Time” turns into Lizzo’s second track to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, after “Truth Hurts” — one other inescapable hit-slash-meme — in 2019. “About Damn Time” displaces Harry Styles’s “As It Was,” which falls to No. 2 after a 10-week run on the high. Also on the singles chart, Kate Bush’s 37-year-old “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” nonetheless using a brand new wave of recognition from its look within the Netflix present “Stranger Things,” has reached a excessive of No. 3.
The reputation of “About Damn Time,” nonetheless, wasn’t sufficient to ship Lizzo’s new LP, “Special,” to the highest of the album chart. That place continues to be held by Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti,” which notches its fourth time in a row at No. 1, and sixth time total since its launch in May.
In its eleventh week out, “Un Verano” had the equal of 103,000 gross sales within the United States, with just about all of its business exercise attributable to 143 million clicks on streaming companies, in response to the monitoring service Luminate. Week after week, “Un Verano” has proved a streaming blockbuster, whilst none of its particular person tracks has climbed increased than No. 4 on the Hot 100 chart (which relies on a mixture of streaming, monitor gross sales and radio airplay).
“Special,” Lizzo’s fourth album — and second for a significant label — opens at No. 2 with the equal of 69,000 gross sales, together with 37 million streams and 39,000 copies bought as an entire package deal. On TikTok, Lizzo posted movies of herself shopping for “Special” vinyl in Target and reacting as followers purchase and drop the needle their copies. (Grape-colored, “standard black” or both?)
No. 2 is Lizzo’s highest chart place on the album chart but, surpassing that of her final album, “Cuz I Love You,” which went to No. 4. (*1*), “Special” is the highest-charting album launched by a girl this 12 months.
Also on the album chart this week, Harry Styles’s “Harry’s House” is No. 3, Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” is No. 4 and Drake’s “Honestly, Nevermind” is No. 5.