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Hot 100: Kid Rock, Big Sean, A Thousand Horses Arrive on This Week’s Chart

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While Zedd’s #17 entry “I Want You to Know (featuring Selena Gomez)” is in a league of its own when it comes to debuts on this week’s Hot 100, it is not the chart’s only arrival.

This week’s Hot 100 welcomes a host of new songs from a diverse group of artists.

— Among that myriad of new Hot 100 entries is Kid Rock’s “First Kiss.” The title track from his new album, which landed at #2 on this week’s Billboard 200, debuts at #66 on the all-encompassing Hot 100 chart. It is Kid Rock’s first Hot 100 hit since his “Hope for Haiti Now” cover of “Lean on Me (with Sheryl Crow and Keith Urban)” reached #47 in early 2010.

As far as official singles go, his previous Hot 100 entry was 2008’s “All Summer Long” (#23 peak).

— FOX’s “Empire” scores a second Hot 100 in the form of “You’re So Beautiful.” The song, which is credited to “Empire Cast featuring Jussie Smollett and Yazz,” debuts at #71 this week.

The “Empire” cast previously charted with “Keep Your Money” (#99).

— Three Big Sean songs arrive in conjunction with the release of his chart-topping album “Dark Sky Paradise.” They include “All Your Fault (featuring Kanye West)” (#80), “One Man Can Change the World (featuring Kanye West and John Legend)” (#97) and “Paradise.”

— Taylor Swift’s “1989” bonus track “You Are In Love,” which is now available as a digital single, starts at #83.

— Tori Kelly’s “Nobody Love,” which is the current iHeartRadio “On the Verge” selection at pop radio, opens at #89.

— A Thousand Horses’ “Smoke,” which is the iHeartRadio “On the Verge” pick at country, starts at #90.

— Keith Urban’s “Raise ‘Em Up (featuring Eric Church),” which is roaring up the country radio chart, enters the Hot 100 at #93.

— Silento’s “Watch Me” starts at #98.

Written by Brian Cantor

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