Beyoncé Ties Michael Jackson’s Top 40 Mark As ‘Black Parade’ Debuts On Billboard Hot 100

Beyoncé lands a milestone 40th top 40 hit on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 chart, as “Black Parade” debuts at No. 37 on the list dated July 4. The song opens as the top-selling track in the U.S., with 18,000 downloads sold in the week ending June 25, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, and enters at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales  chart.

“Black Parade” was released late in the day on Friday, June 19. The Hot 100 chart ranks the 100 most popular songs of the week, blending all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. As “Parade” marches to No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, it becomes the diva’s ninth leader since the chart began in 2004. On the streaming side, “Parade” registered 7.8 million U.S. clicks in the week ending June 25. In terms of the other Hot 100 metric, radio airplay, “Parade” recorded 4.4 million in all-format audience in the week ending June 28. (“Parade” does not debut on either the all-genre Streaming Songs or Radio Songs  charts.)

Beyond its Hot 100 arrival, “Parade” also debuts at No. 18 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It marks her 60th top 40 hit on the list, which began as an all-encompassing genre songs chart in 1958. On the much younger Hot R&B Songs chart, which launched in 2012, “Parade” starts at No. 5.

The tune also bows at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales and R&B Digital Song Sales  rankings. It additionally starts at No. 38 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, with 3.2 million in format audience, and at No. 5 on the R&B Streaming Songs chart.

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