Primarily due to the arrival of songs from J. Cole’s “4 Your Eyez Only,” Shawn Mendes’ “Mercy” fell on last week’s Billboard Hot 100.
It makes up its lost ground — and then some — on this week’s chart.
Up sixteen places, “Mercy” reaches a new peak on the Hot 100.
“Mercy” may move even higher on next week’s chart. The synergy of Christmas/Hanukkah gift card redemptions and a discounted iTunes price point sent “Mercy” to #1 on the US iTunes sales chart. That sales gain, combined with solid radio and streaming activity, could mean good things for the song’s Hot 100 position.