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Hot 100: Nicki Minaj, Pitbull & Chris Brown, Ed Sheeran Enter the Top 60

Three singles involving four of the biggest names in music reach the Top 60 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

Leading the charge is Nicki Minaj’s “The Night is Still Young.” The latest pop and rhythmic single from her “The Pinkprint” rises fifteen places to a new high of #51 on the chart.

In conjunction with that new Hot 100 peak, it also debuts at #37 on the Digital Songs subchart and #48 on Radio Songs. Minaj performed the song as part of her Billboard Music Awards medley.

Minaj also appears on the Hot 100 courtesy David Guetta’s “Hey Mama” (#8), her own “Feeling Myself” (#39) and her own “Truffle Butter” (#55).

Pitbull’s “Fun (featuring Chris Brown),” which debuted at #77 on last week’s chart, rises to #54 on this week’s edition.

Performed by the duo during the Sunday, May 17 Billboard Music Awards, “Fun” also rises to #24 on the Digital Songs subchart.

Pitbull’s is also represented on the Hot 100 by his “Time of Our Lives” (#46).

Also new to the weekly Top 60 is Ed Sheeran’s “Photograph.” Also in its second week on the chart, “Photograph” blasts a whopping thirty four places to a new high of #58.

Showcased during the Tuesday, May 19 “The Voice” finale, “Photograph” enters Digital Songs at #38.

Sheeran’s smash hit “Thinking Out Loud” appears at #16 on this week’s Hot 100.

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.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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