Mariah Carey’s ‘#Beautiful’ Expected to Debut Strong on Billboard

Official artwork for #Beautiful.
Official artwork for #Beautiful.

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Mariah Carey may be making headlines plenty as of late thanks to her beef with fellow American Idol judge Nicki Minaj, but the singer is far from finished when it comes to making hit music. Just a couple of days after she released her new single “#Beautiful” which features R&B singer Miguel, it has been projected that Mariah’s new song will debut strongly on the charts. Specifically, it’s expected that the song will do well on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, the same chart Mariah recently taunted Nicki Minaj for not scoring any number one singles on. Billboard reports:


#Beautiful” looks likely to debut in the Hot 100 Airplay chart’s top 50 when the chart is compiled tomorrow. While it also was released for digital purchase yesterday (at 8 a.m. EST) and to streaming services today, only its airplay yesterday and today will count toward this week’s Hot 100 (as the airplay tracking week ends on Tuesday each week; the Nielsen SoundScan sales tracking week ends each Sunday). The two-day audience sum might be enough for it to debut on the lower half of the Hot 100 when highlights of the chart are revealed on Billboardbiz tomorrow.

Based on early indications from industry sources, Billboard projects that “#Beautiful” could sell more than 100,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday (12). That number could, however, change dramatically in the coming days. But, such a sum would likely spur a lofty jump (or debut) on next week’s Hot 100. Next week’s chart would, however, cover airplay from Wednesday May 8 through Tuesday (14), so the song’s first day of Clear Channel promotional airplay would not contribute to next week’s Hot 100.


  1. I’m not feeling this song. I thought I would because everyone was saying it was so good just not into it.

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