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Hot 100: Selena Gomez Starts at #25, Taylor’s “Blank Space” Hits #13

Purchased more than 100,000 times last week and bolstered by early airplay and a music video, Selena Gomez’ “The Heart Wants What it Wants” is off to a solid start on the Billboard Hot 100.

Gomez’ “Heart” opens at #25 on the all-encompassing chart. The song thus already outranks previous single “Slow Down” (which peaked at #27) and ranks as the fifth-highest-charting release of her career. Only “Come and Get It” (#6), “Who Says” (#21), “Love You Like a Love Song” (#22) and “Round & Round” (#24) charted higher.

(The latter three were released with band The Scene)

— Also making waves on the Hot 100 this week is Ariana Grande & The Weeknd’s “Love Me Harder.” Fueled by the release of the music video, the song surges seventeen places to #7.

— Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” rises five spots to #13 this week. With sales and airplay still strong and the music video now in the market, the “1989” single is a lock to reach the top ten next week.

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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