If you have got tuned in your native Top 40 radio station lately, or fired up TikTok, there’s likelihood you have got come throughout Lizzo’s discofied hit “About Damn Time” (or no less than, in your telephone, discovered it in meme form).
This week, after a three-month climb, “About Damn Time” turns into Lizzo’s second music to hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart, after “Truth Hurts” — one other inescapable hit-slash-meme — in 2019. “About Damn Time” displaces Harry Styles’s “As It Was,” which falls to No. 2 after a 10-week run on the prime. Also on the singles chart, Kate Bush’s 37-year-old “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God),” nonetheless using a brand new wave of recognition from its look within the Netflix present “Stranger Things,” has reached a excessive of No. 3.
The recognition of “About Damn Time,” nonetheless, wasn’t sufficient to ship Lizzo’s new LP, “Special,” to the highest of the album chart. That place continues to be held by Bad Bunny’s “Un Verano Sin Ti,” which notches its fourth time in a row at No. 1, and sixth time total since its launch in May.
In its eleventh week out, “Un Verano” had the equal of 103,000 gross sales within the United States, with nearly all of its business exercise attributable to 143 million clicks on streaming providers, in accordance with the monitoring service Luminate. Week after week, “Un Verano” has proved a streaming blockbuster, at the same time as none of its particular person tracks has climbed greater than No. 4 on the Hot 100 chart (which is predicated on a mix of streaming, observe gross sales and radio airplay).
“Special,” Lizzo’s fourth album — and second for a serious label — opens at No. 2 with the equal of 69,000 gross sales, together with 37 million streams and 39,000 copies bought as a whole bundle. On TikTok, Lizzo posted movies of herself shopping for “Special” vinyl in Target and reacting as followers purchase and drop the needle their copies. (Grape-colored, “standard black” or both?)
No. 2 is Lizzo’s highest chart place on the album chart but, surpassing that of her final album, “Cuz I Love You,” which went to No. 4. (*1*), “Special” is the highest-charting album launched by a girl this yr.
Also on the album chart this week, Harry Styles’s “Harry’s House” is No. 3, Morgan Wallen’s “Dangerous: The Double Album” is No. 4 and Drake’s “Honestly, Nevermind” is No. 5.