By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Mariah Carey is attempting to move past all that “American Idol” drama with fellow newbie judge Nicki Minaj, and while her fate for another season of FOX’s singing competition show is still unknown, what is clear is that she still has a place in music. Mariah just dropped her new single “#Beautiful” over a week ago, and it’s already made a strong impression on the Billboard Hot 100. If that isn’t good enough, the single has also done well in its first week sales, and it’s getting tons of radio play. Billboard reports:
The Hot 100’s highest debut belongs to Mariah Carey’s “#Beautiful,” featuring Miguel, which begins at No. 24. The track launched on Radio Songs at No. 44 last week with 31 million impressions after just two days of airplay, aided heavily on its first day (May 6) by coordinated airplay on Clear Channel Media and Entertainment stations. This week, with that hefty first day of spins now in the previous tracking period, “#Beautiful” maintains its No. 44 Radio Songs rank and 31 million in audience (up less than 1%). Following its first full week of sales, it enters Digital Songs at No. 10 (114,000), marking her eighth top 10 on the tally and first since “Obsessed” reached No. 6 in 2009. “#Beautiful” falls shy of the Streaming Songs chart with 461,000 first-week streams.
The lead single from Carey’s forthcoming 13th studio album charges 32-7 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 16-2 on R&B Songs and debuts at No. 1 on R&B Digital Songs.