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Selena Gomez Scores First No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 With ‘Lose You to Love Me’.

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Over 10 years after first appearing on the Billboard Hot 100, Selena Gomez earns her first No. 1 on the chart with “Lose You to Love Me.” The ballad vaults from No. 15 to the summit following its first full week of data tracking.

Plus, Lizzo lands her second Hot 100 top 10 as “Good as Hell” bounds from No. 14 to No. 6, after the arrival of its remix with Ariana Grande, and Kanye West debuts at No. 7 with “Follow God,” from his new album Jesus Is King, which launches at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Let’s run down a busy top 10 on the Hot 100 (dated Nov. 9), which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (Nov. 5).
Here’s a deeper look at Gomez’s winner “Lose,” the 1,092nd No. 1 in the Hot 100’s six-decade history.

Streams, sales & airplay: “Lose” blasts 20-1 on Streaming Songs, with 38.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending Oct. 31, according to Nielsen Music, good for the Hot 100’s top Streaming Gainer trophy. It holds atop Digital Song Sales with 39,000 sold in the same span.

On the Radio Songs chart, it debuts at No. 41 with 24.2 million audience impressions in the week ending Nov. 3.

The song was released Wednesday, Oct. 23 and is expected to serve as the first taste of Gomez’s upcoming album, her first since Revival in 2015.
Gomez’s first No. 1: Gomez achieves her first Hot 100 No. 1 after previously peaking as high as No. 5 with both “Good For You,” featuring A$AP Rocky, in 2015 and “Same Old Love” in 2016. (She adds her eighth top 10 and first since “It Ain’t Me,” with Kygo, reached No. 10 in May 2017.)

With Gomez having first appeared on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 10, 2009 (at No. 99 with the eventual No. 58-peaking “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”), she reaches No. 1 at last, 10 years and 10 months after her first entry. She completes the longest wait from a first visit to a first No. 1 (as a lead artist) since Daddy Yankee, who took 12 years and nine months from his first charted title to his first leader, “Despacito,” with Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber, in May 2017.

Among women, Gomez ends the longest wait for a first Hot 100 No. 1 in over 30 years, since pop icon Bette Midler needed 16 years, six months and two weeks from her first appearance in 1972 to her first No. 1, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” in June 1989.

(Among all artists, Santana holds the mark for most time between a first Hot 100 visit and first No. 1: two days shy of 30 years until “Smooth,” featuring Rob Thomas, reached the top spot in October 1999.)

Reigning producers & writers: “Lose” was produced by the team of Mattman & Robin (Mattias Larsson and Robin Frediksson), who wrote it with Gomez, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter.

Mattman & Robin earn their first Hot 100 No. 1 as producers, besting their prior No. 4 high as producers of Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” in 2017. (They also produced Gomez’s “Hands to Myself,” which hit No. 7 in 2016.)

Gomez scores her first Hot 100 No. 1 as a writer, topping her previous No. 5 best as a co-writer of “Good for You.” Mattman & Robin also earn their first No. 1 writing credit, again surpassing their prior No. 4 top rank as writers via “Believer.”

Michaels and Tranter each tally their second Hot 100 leader as writers, having previously reigned as co-authors of Bieber’s “Sorry, which ruled for three weeks in 2016.
Come & get it: “Lose” makes the third surge from No. 15 or lower to No. 1 on the Hot 100 this year. It matches the 15-1 flight of Lil Nas X ‘s “Old Town Road” (April 13), while Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” soared 21-1 (March 9) following the 91st Academy Awards, when the pair performed the ballad and it won for best original song.

Interscope in the lead: With “Lose,” Interscope Records notches its third Hot 100 No. 1 of 2019, after “Shallow” and Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy” (Aug. 24).

Interscope boasts its first yearly hat trick since three songs ascended to No. 1 in 2012: LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Maroon 5’s “One More Night.”

12 to 1: “Lose” is the 12th song to rise to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2019, marking the greatest total since 12 songs hit No. 1 in all of 2012. With the latest chart dated Nov. 9, this year marks the fastest accumulation of 12 leaders in a year since 2011, when the 12th No. 1 (Adele’s “Someone Like You”) reached the top that Sept. 17.

As noted last week, the relatively rapid turnover atop the Hot 100 in 2019 is especially notable given that “Old Town Road” blocked all challengers for a record 19 weeks (April 13-Aug. 17).
‘Look,’ more Selena: After releasing “Lose” on Oct. 23, Gomez premiered a second new song, “Look at Her Now.,” on Oct. 24. Following its first full tracking week, the latter debuts at No. 27 on the Hot 100, as it jumps 12-6 on Digital Song Sales (14,000) and enters Streaming Songs at No. 18 (18.8 million).

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(Of the two tracks, only “Lose” is receiving official concentrated promotion at radio.)

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