Britney Spears’ Latest Song Soars Onto Pop Chart
"Hold It Against Me", the first single from Britney Spears' ninth album hits the Billboard chart at No. 16 with 4,071 spins. That's the highest debut in the chart's 18-year history.
"Hold It Against Me" also ties Madonna's "Frozen" (No. 16, March 7, 1998) for second-highest launch in the list's archives. Only Mariah Carey's "Dreamlover" began at a higher rank, having rocketed in at No. 12 the week of August 14, 1993.
The Pop Songs chart lists the most-played songs on 130 mainstream top 40 radio stations, according to Nielsen BDS.
"Hold It Against Me" received airplay on all 130 reporting stations in the chart's tracking week (January 10-16). The song's first-week airplay translates to 36.4 million listener impressions, the week's 10th-highest mainstream top 40 audience total.