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The Weeknd’s “Earned It” Debuts On Hot 100, Prince Royce, Becky G Also Arrive

Ariana Grande and The Weeknd perform "Love Me Harder"

While “Love Me Harder,” his duet with Ariana Grande, remains his highest-charting effort (at #11 this week), The Weeknd claims two additional positions on the weekly Billboard Hot 100.

“Earned It,” his single from the “50 Shades of Grey” soundtrack, opens at #49 on the listing. It is the week’s highest-ranking new Hot 100 entry.

[Other debuts this week: Prince Royce’s “Stuck on a Feeling (featuring Snoop Dogg)” at #93, French Montana’s “Bad B*tch (featuring Jeremih)” at #95, Becky G’s “Can’t Stop Dancin'” starts at #98 and Meghan Trainor’s “Title” enters at #100]

The Weeknd’s “Often,” meanwhile, soars to a new peak of #65. Currently in its eleventh week on the chart, it enjoys a week-over-week position boost of sixteen.

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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