It’s a #Beautiful start on the Billboard charts for Mariah Carey’s latest single…
The 43-year-old half-Venezuelan American singer has soared onto several of Billboard‘s Nielsen BDS-based airplay tallies with “#Beautiful,” featuring Miguel.
The song debuts on the following charts: Pop Songs (No. 22); Adult Contemporary (No. 23); Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop (No. 29); and Adult Pop Songs (No. 35).
Coordinated airplay on Clear Channel stations aided the song’s first week. Beginning at 7 a.m. EST on Monday, May 6 (the first day of the chart tracking week), “#Beautiful” played at the top of each hour until 11:00 pm on approximately 230 Clear Channel outlets.
Still, stations in other chains played “#Beautiful” over its first seven days of availability, including CBS Radio-owned Pop Songs panelists WBBM Chicago (61 spins), WNOW New York and KMVQ San Francisco (32 each).
With the bow of “#Beautiful,” the lead single from Carey’s forthcoming 13th studio album, due this summer, Carey ups her count to 30 Pop Songs entries dating to the chart’s Oct. 3, 1992, launch, tying Britney Spears for the second-most appearances. Only Rihanna (35) has tallied more visits.
The song’s debut rank is Carey’s third-best, trailing only the starts of “Dreamlover” (the list’s all-time top starter: No. 12 in 1993) and “Endless Love,” with Luther Vandross (No. 20, 1994).
Meanwhile, Miguel makes his second appearance on Pop Songs. He previously charted with “Adorn,” which reached No. 35 in December.