Hot 100: Blake Shelton’s “Sangria” Goes Top 50; Billy Currington, Rachel Platten Also Enter

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For Blake Shelton, a streak dating back to 2009 officially remains intact.

His “Sangria,” like the fourteen official singles that preceded it, has earned a Top 50 position on the Billboard Hot 100.

On the heels of his “The Voice” performance, the latest single from his “Bringing Back the Sunshine” rockets twenty places to a new high of #44 on the all-encompassing Hot 100. In getting there, it surpasses the #47 peak achieved by previous single “Lonely Tonight” and approaches the #43 high mark for lead single “Neon Light.”

The #44 Hot 100 position comes in conjunction with a #19 position on the Digital Songs subchart.

Shelton’s “Sangria” is not the only addition to this week’s Top 50. It is not even the only country addition to the upper half of the chart.

— Up six places this week, Billy Currington’s “Don’t It” rises to a new peak of #48 this week. It is the eighth Top 50 hit of his career.

“Don’t It” also appears at #23 on the Radio Songs subchart.

— Rachel Platten’s soaring “Fight Song” is the third of this week’s new Top 50 entries. Up to #50 this week, it bests last week’s position by twenty one.

“Fight Song,” which is Platten’s first Hot 100 entry, claims #22 on the Digital Songs subchart in conjunction with its new Hot 100 peak.

Written by Brian Cantor

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