Hot 100: Rich Homie Quan, Nicki Minaj, Blake Shelton Enter Top 40

Three songs climb into the Top 40 of this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart. An additional song re-enters the chart’s uppermost 40%.

Leading the charge is Rich Homie Quan’s “Flex (Ooh, Ooh, Ooh).” Up thirteen places, the track reaches a new peak of #31 on the all-encompassing Hot 100.

In conjunction with that overall Hot 100 rise, the song soars to #14 on Streaming Songs and debuts at #45 on Digital Songs.

“The Night is Still Young,” Nicki Minaj’s latest “The Pinkprint” single, also establishes itself as a Top 40 hit this week. Also up thirteen places, “Night” grabs #38 on this week’s chart.

It also holds at #37 on Digital Songs, rises to #41 on Radio Songs and debuts at #45 on Streaming Songs.

The third of the new Top 40 additions is Blake Shelton’s “Sangria.” The country superstar’s latest hit rises three places to a new peak of #40.

It also appears at #26 on Digital Songs and #30 on Radio Songs.

Sam Hunt’s “Take Your Time,” which went as high as #20 during its run at country radio, re-enters the Top 40 in conjunction with its crossover pushes at hot adult contemporary, adult contemporary and pop radio. Up four places, it grabs #37 this week.

It appears at #28 on Digital Songs and #37 on Radio Songs.

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.

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