One Direction lands the week’s highest Hot 100 debut, as “Perfect” soars in at No. 10. It bows at No. 2 on Digital Songs (136,000 sold in its first week) and No. 18 on Streaming Songs (6.9 million, following the arrival of its official video Oct. 20). It also starts at No. 36 on Pop Songs (while prior single “Drag Me Down” is still rising, up 7-6 on the airplay tally).
“Perfect” is One Direction’s fifth top 10 debut on the Hot 100 (6th in total – What Makes You Beautiful, Live While We’re Young, Best Song Ever, Story Of My Life, Drag Me Down and Perfect), and second from its Nov. 13 album Made in the A.M.; “Drag Me Down” debuted and peaked at No. 3 upon its arrival in August.
1D also launches a second Hot 100 debut this week, as “Home,” a stand-alone single not on the new set, enters at No. 97.