Fifth Harmony’s new radio single “He Like That” debuts on this week’s Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100.
The song actually takes the #1 spot on the chart, which ranks the Top 25 songs that have yet to appear on the actual Hot 100.
“He Like That” — and Fifth Harmony’s new, self-titled album — debuted last Friday. In addition to buzz over the album release, “He Like That” benefited from a music video release and a performance on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America.”
It was the album’s second-best-selling track for Hot 100 purposes — and best-seller in terms of digital song sales tracking**.
“He Like That” received a nominal amount of pop radio airplay during the tracking week, but sales and streaming made up the overwhelming majority of its chart activity.
**”Down” technically sold more downloads during the tracking week, but some of its sales were deducted due to the “complete my album” adjustment. If someone who bought the single upgraded to the album, they technically “returned” the single — it thus counts as a negative sale, and is subtracted from the weekly sales total.
When tracking sales for the song, Billboard uses this adjusted sales total, and “He Like That” generated more net weekly sales than “Down.”
The Hot 100/Bubbling Under Hot 100, however, rely on the number of gross new downloads in the tracking week. “Down” received more new downloads in that sense.