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Kelsea Ballerini’s “Love Me Like You Mean It” Debuts on “Bubbling Under Hot 100”

Kelsea Ballerini - ACCA [FOX]

Putting numerical weight behind its “buzzworthy” label, Kelsea Ballerini’s breakthrough “Love Me Like You Mean It” is now charting on Billboard’s “Bubbling Under Hot 100” chart.

This week’s edition of the chart, which lists the top songs that have yet to reach the actual Billboard Hot 100, features “Love Me Like You Mean It” at #20.

That #20 placement, which coincides with the song’s ascent to #25 on the Billboard Country Airplay chart and growing sales interest, comes ahead of the song’s official music video launch.

Once that video arrives this Saturday, it will begin contributing additional streaming points to the song’s overall chart score.

Other country debuts on this week’s “Bubbling Under Hot 100” chart include Luke Bryan’s “Games” (#6), Kenny Chesney’s “Wild Child (with Grace Potter)” (#11), Canaan Smith’s “Love You Like That” (#16), Tim McGraw’s “Diamond Rings and Old Barstools (with Catherine Dunn)” (#17), Pete Scobell Band’s “Hearts I Leave Behind (featuring Wynonna Judd)” (#21) and Carrie Underwood’s “Little Toy Guns” (#22).

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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