Hot 100: ASAP Ferg’s “Plain Jane,” SZA’s “The Weekend” Join Top 30; Burl Ives Hits Top 40

“Plain Jane,” “The Weekend” and “A Holly Jolly Christmas” reach new peaks on the Hot 100.

A$AP Ferg | Jason Goodrich/RCA

Benefiting from ongoing momentum and the release of a remix with Nicki Minaj**, A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” jumps to a new high on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

Up twenty places, “Plain Jane” earns a new peak of #26 on the chart.

“Plain Jane” concurrently rises twenty-three places to #20 on Streaming Songs. It debuts at #46 on Digital Song Sales.

— SZA’s “The Weekend” also joins the Top 30 this week. The song rises ten places to a new high of #29.

It meanwhile rises thirteen spots to #24 on Streaming Songs, while debuting at #34 on Digital Song Sales.

— As “Plain Jane” and “The Weekend” enter the Top 30, Burl Ives’ holiday classic “A Holly Jolly Christmas” makes its first appearance in the Top 40.

Up three places, “A Holly Jolly Christmas” takes #38 on this week’s chart.

It also improves to #35 on Streaming Songs.

**While activity from the Nicki Minaj remix counts toward the chart position, Billboard is not formally crediting her on its charts.

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.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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