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Hot 100: Carrie Underwood Starts at #24, Lorde at #74

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Several of country music’s biggest names introduce new music to the Billboard Hot 100 this week, but none arrives with a bigger splash than Carrie Underwood.

Underwood’s new single “Something in the Water,” which was the week’s fourth-best-seller, opens at #24 on the all-encompassing Hot 100. It becomes the sixteenth Top 25 hit of Underwood’s nine-year career (with the “Just Stand Up!” mega-collaboration included).

Other new country entries this week include Jason Aldean’s “Just Gettin’ Started” (#61), Florida Georgia Line’s “Bumpin’ the Night” (#69) and Tim McGraw’s “Shotgun Rider” (#97).

Also new to the Hot 100 this week:

— One Direction’s “Steal My Girl” scores the week’s best debut at #13.

— Lorde’s “Yellow Flicker Beat” opens at #74.

— Alesso’s “Heroes (we could be – featuring Tove Lo)” debuts at #89.

— OG Maco’s “U Guessed It” starts at #94.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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