Jay-Z’s “The Story Of OJ,” Kesha’s “Praying” Debut In Top 25 On Billboard Hot 100

Two songs debut inside the Top 25 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

Jay Z celebrates his platinum award | Jeff Kravitz/RIAA

Numerous songs debut on this week’s edition of the Billboard Hot 100.

Two land inside the Top 25.

Billboard just revealed that Jay-Z’s “The Story Of OJ,” this week’s top debut, enters at #23.

Kesha’s “Praying,” meanwhile, begins its Hot 100 run at #25.

“The Story Of OJ” makes its debut in conjunction with the wide release of Jay-Z’s “4:44.” “Praying,” which was on last week’s Bubbling Under Hot 100, earns this week’s Hot 100 position based on its first full week of sales, radio and streaming activity.

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