Tinashe, Zara Larsson & MNEK, Sia, Rihanna, More Score Bubbling Under Hot 100 Debuts

Tinashe [RCA Official]

Tinashe’s “Watch Me Work” is the highest charting of several additions to Billboard’s Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart.

The song debuts at #5 on the chart, which ranks the top songs (based on combined activity from sales, streaming, and airplay) that have yet to appear on the actual Hot 100. The song’s arrival on the chart comes primarily thanks to a YouTube mix-up, in which “Watch Me Work” was falsely labeled as Rihanna’s new single “Work.”

Next up among debuts is Zara Larsson & MNEK’s “Never Forget You,” which starts at #8 on the chart in conjunction with its movement at mainstream radio. Larsson is also represented on the chart by “Lush Life,” which slips to #16 this week.

In conjunction with the release of her album “This Is Acting” (and a “Fallon” appearance), Sia’s “Cheap Thrills” makes its Bubbling Under debut at #11.

Rihanna scores debuts in the form of “ANTI” tracks “Sex With Me” (#14) and “Kiss It Better” (#22).

DJ Luke Nastyy’s “Might Be” (#15) and Tory Lanez’ “LA Confidential” (#24) are also charting.

Written by Brian Cantor

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