Jonas Brothers' 'sucker' Keeps Pop On Top Of Chart
The song launches at No. 1, dethroning Ariana Grande's "7 Rings."
With Jonas Brothers' "Sucker" arriving as the trio's first leader on the Billboard Hot 100, the track also debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Streaming Songs chart dated March 16.
"Sucker" bows atop the latter list with 43.7 million U.S. streams in its first week (ending March 7), according to Nielsen Music.
The group had not previously made Streaming Songs, which began in 2013; after all, the band's pre-reunion musical heyday was around 2007-09, when they charted 16 of their now 18 total Hot 100 entries.
The boy band is the first act to debut at No. 1 on Streaming Songs with a first charting title since Zayn (formerly of fellow boy band One Direction); his "Pillowtalk" arrived atop the Feb. 20, 2016-dated ranking.
"Sucker" is also the second track to start at No. 1 on the list in 2019, following Ariana Grande's "7 Rings," whose six-week reign atop Streaming Songs is interrupted by the debut of "Sucker."
With "Sucker" following "7 Rings" atop Streaming Songs, pop songs are staging a resurgence in the chart's penthouse. Songs from the genre reign back-to-back for the second time since the end of 2018 when, on the Jan. 5-dated tally, Mariah Carey's 1994 classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" replaced Grande's "Thank U, Next" after seven weeks at No. 1. Before then, hip-hop hits had held the top spot for 41 consecutive weeks (24 by Drake), after Camila Cabello's "Havana," featuring Young Thug, had led on Jan. 27, 2018.
The last pop song by a lead male act to top Streaming Songs before "Sucker"? Ed Sheeran's "Perfect," with Beyoncé, on Jan. 3, 2018.
"Sucker" was assisted by a pair of music videos released by Jonas Brothers during the March 1-7 tracking week: the proper clip March 1 and a director's cut March 4. The track also opens as the biggest on on-demand audio services, accruing 26.9 million on-demand audio streams to open at No. 1 on the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart.