“A Star is Born” is the number-one album in the country, and on the strength of that impressive debut, the single “Shallow” by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper has made a giant leap on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. It’s up a whopping 23 spots to number-5. How much higher can it climb? See what else made the top 10 this week above, and scroll down to watch the video for “Shallow” below.
“Shallow” debuted on the Hot 100 last week at number-28 following its release on September 27, and it’s not surprising that the song got a big boost from the subsequent release of the film and its soundtrack on October 5. In two weeks “A Star is Born” has already grossed almost $100 million domestically, and its album had the biggest week for any movie soundtrack since “Fifty Shades of Grey” more than three years ago.
This is the first single Cooper has ever had on the Billboard charts, let alone in the top-5, but it’s familiar territory for Lady Gaga. This is her 15th song to reach the top 10, dating back to her breakthrough hit “Just Dance” 10 years ago. It’s her 11th song to reach the top 5, and her first since “Million Reasons” peaked at number-4 in February 2017. If it rises to number-one in the coming weeks it would be her fourth chart-topper, following “Just Dance,” “Poker Face” and “Born This Way.”
Despite all the fanfare for “A Star is Born,” “Shallow” couldn’t unseat the incumbent from first place: “Girls Like You” by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B holds on to the top spot for the fourth week, followed by “Lucid Dreams” by Juice WRLD at number-two, “Better Now” by Post Malone at number-three and another newcomer to the top-five, “Drip Too Hard” by Lil Baby and Gunna in fourth place.
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