Justin Bieber’s ‘Peaches’ Debuts Atop Hot 100 | Billboard

Caesar, Giveon reign: Daniel Caesar crowns the Hot 100 after charting two previous entries: “Get You,” featuring Kali Uchis (No. 93 peak, March 2018), and “Best Part,” featuring H.E.R. (No. 75, October 2018). In July 2019, he achieved his first Billboard 200 with Case Study 01 (No. 10).

“Peaches” is Giveon’s fourth Hot 100 entry and one of two currently in the top 40: “Heartbreak Anniversary” rises to No. 29, a new high. His “Like I Want You” reached No. 87 a week ago, while he made his first appearance as featured on Drake’s “Chicago Freestyle” (No. 14, May 2020). A week ago, Giveon earned his first Billboard 200 top 10 with When It’s All Said and Done… Take Time (No. 5).

‘Peach’ perfect: “Peaches” is ripe for the Hot 100’s top spot in a song title for the first time, although the word has appeared at No. 1 in the artist field: Peaches & Herb’s “Reunited” reigned for four weeks in May 1979. (Shout-out to reader Jesper Tan of Subang Jaya, Malaysia, for the fun fact, sent in anticipation of the new No. 1’s sweet success.)

“Peaches” also takes over as the highest-charting Hot 100 hit with that word in its title, surpassing 112’s “Peaches & Cream,” which reached No. 4 in July 2001.

More food for thought: Per research by Billboard‘s Paul Grein and Andrew Unterberger, “Peaches” is the fourth Hot 100 No. 1 whose title includes a fruit reference, and the second in less than a year. The refreshingly flavorful four:

“I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” Marvin Gaye, seven weeks at No. 1, beginning Dec. 14, 1968
“One Bad Apple,” The Osmonds, five, Feb. 13, 1971
“Watermelon Sugar,” Harry Styles, one, Aug. 15, 2020
“Peaches,” Justin Bieber feat. Daniel Caesar & Giveon, one to-date, April 3, 2021

R&Bieber: “Peaches” concurrently debuts at No. 1 on the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot R&B Songs charts, which use the same methodology as the Hot 100. On the former ranking, Bieber adds his second No. 1, following his featured turn on DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” in 2017. On the latter list, he adds his fourth leader, after DJ Khaled’s “No Brainer,” featuring Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo (2017), and his own “Yummy” and “Intentions,” the latter featuring Quavo, both in 2020. Daniel Caesar and Giveon each top the charts for the first time.

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