Justin Bieber & BloodPop’s “Friends,” which debuted at noon on the final day of the sales and streaming tracking weeks (and fourth day of the radio tracking week), earns a spot on this week’s Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100.
The new track takes #6 on the listing, which ranks the Top 25 songs that have yet to appear on the actual Hot 100.
Even though it arrived so late in the sales and streaming tracking weeks, those components offered decent contributions to this week’s position. “Friends” was actually #31 on the Digital Song Sales subchart.
“Friends” will surely debut prominently on next week’s Hot 100, which will account for its first full week in the market. It will not, however, challenge for #1 (as some initially assumed may be possible given the power of the Bieber brand).