‘Joanne’ also soars back up the charts.
From piano ballad to heavy metal, anything Lady Gaga touches turns to gold.
My adrenaline is still rushing from Lady Gaga’s performance alongside Metallica at the Grammys on Sunday, but the good news doesn’t stop there. Following the pop star’s widely-viewed Super Bowl Halftime Show, “Million Reasons” has resurfaced onto the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 4, giving the Joanne its highest-charting position yet (it previously peaked at No. 52). This marks Mother Monster’s 14th Top 10 hit. Joanne also made a massive return, soaring to No. 2.
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Lady Gaga’s “Million Reasons” vaults back onto the Hot 100 at No. 4 after she performed the Joanne track as part of her Super Bowl halftime show. The ballad makes a revival similar to that of the New England Patriots, who erased a 28-3 deficit to defeat the Atlanta Falcons, 34-28, in the game. In fact, just as the Patriots staged the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history (covering 51 games), Gaga makes a record return on the Hot 100, tying two other songs for the highest re-entry in the chart’s 58-year archives.
“Reasons” originally peaked at No. 52 on the Hot 100 dated Dec. 24, 2016, and had last appeared on the chart dated Feb. 11 (two weeks ago), after an initial 11 weeks on the survey.
Gaga’s No. 4 re-entry on the Hot 100 matches the record No. 4 returns of LL Cool J’s “Control Myself,” featuring Jennifer Lopez (April 29, 2006), and Dixie Chicks’ “Not Ready to Make Nice” (March 3, 2007). The former came back after first reaching No. 89 six weeks earlier, driven by its No. 2 debut on Digital Song Sales (as the rapper’s Todd Smith bowed at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums), while the latter returned after initially climbing to No. 23 in May 2006, following the country trio’s five wins at the Grammy Awards in 2007, including record and song of the year for “Nice.”
“Reasons” re-enters Digital Song Sales at No. 1, up 1,334 percent to 149,000 sold, also boosted by 69-cent iTunes Store sale-pricing. It also surges by 128 percent to 7.6 million U.S. streams. It continues to build in airplay (15 million, up a hefty 50 percent), as it enters the top 20 (21-19) on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart and bullets at No. 32 on Pop Songs.
Gaga earns her 14th top 10 Hot 100 hit and 10th top five single. She last appeared in the top five with the No. 4-peaking “Applause” on the chart dated Sept. 7, 2013. She scores her fifth No. 1 on Digital Song Sales (where “Reasons” first reached No. 6 in December) and first in six years; she last boasted the week’s top-selling song with “Born This Way,” which led for four weeks in February-March 2011.