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Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. Once again this week, a new song has entered the Billboard Hot via the top spot. For the first 37 years of the Hot dating to its launch , no songs debuted at No. Why is this trend making it so that the No. Well, first off, it's important to remember that No. To begin with, after the seal was broken on the No. Once they had already accumulated enough airplay, a one-week sales boost maximized by pent-up demand from a delayed single release could send it straight to No. In late , those rules were done away with, allowing songs to chart on airplay alone and essentially eliminating No. Those artists' debut singles were released quickly after their crowning, and drew such blockbuster sales that airplay was practically irrelevant in their chart placement.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. The first half of has posed many questions most of us never thought we'd have to answer in our lifetime, including: "What does pop mean in a world of self-isolation? The answer, of course, is yes. We've found that in times of quarantine and other crises, music is as meaningful as ever, even just as the soundtrack to such menial activities as doing the dishes, taking a walk around the block or just sitting at home and wondering when or if things will feel normal again. As difficult as this period has been, we doubt we could've gotten by without these songs -- and we look forward to making up for lost time with them at whatever point we're finally able to celebrate them publicly. Halsey, "You Should Be Sad". Jessie Reyez feat. Zebra Katz, "In In In".