It’s a special first for Ally Brooke Hernandez, Lauren Jauregui and Camila Cabello…
The Latina singers and their fellow Fifth Harmony members have reached the Billboard Hot 100’s top 40 for the first time in their short history.
The all-girl group, formed by Simon Cowell on the U.S. version of Fox’s The X Factor, rockets 75-40 on this week’s chart with their latest single “Sledgehammer.”
Sales mark 73 percent of the song’s activity, as it blasts onto Billboard’s Digital Songs chart at No. 28, up by 277 percent to 85,000 sold after it went on sale in the iTunes Store for 69 cents on December 16.
In Fifth Harmony’s prior two Hot 100 visits, debut hit “Miss Movin’ On” reached No. 76 and “Bo$$” rose to No. 43.
“Sledgehammer” – co-written by Meghan Trainor – could experience further gains on next week’s charts following the group’s performance on Pitbull’s New Year’s Revolution, broadcast December 31/January 1 on Fox.