Justin Timberlake's 'Selfish' Marks Top 100 Debut in Six Years

Justin Timberlake's latest single makes a stunning chart debut.

by Nouman Rasool
Justin Timberlake's 'Selfish' Marks Top 100 Debut in Six Years
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In a remarkable comeback to the music charts, Justin Timberlake secures his most impressive debut on the Billboard Hot 100 in over half a decade with his latest hit, "Selfish." This dynamic track has made a striking entrance, landing at No.

19 on the chart dated February 10. The song, released on January 25, has quickly captured the audience's attention, amassing a staggering 22.4 million in all-format radio airplay audience, alongside an impressive 11.5 million official streams.

Additionally, "Selfish" has achieved a notable milestone with 10,000 downloads sold in the U.S. within its initial week (January 26 - February 1), as per data from Luminate.

"Selfish" Skyrockets Radio

"Selfish" is rapidly gaining traction across a variety of radio formats, showing Timberlake's versatile appeal.

It has made significant leaps, moving from 20 to 13 on the Adult Pop Airplay and from 33 to 17 on Pop Airplay. Furthermore, it has debuted at No. 14 on Adult Contemporary and No. 33 on Rhythmic Airplay. In the comprehensive all-format Radio Songs chart, it makes a promising start at No.

33. This new single marks Timberlake's highest Hot 100 debut since "Say Something," featuring Chris Stapleton, which entered at No. 9 in February 2018. "Selfish" joins the ranks of Timberlake's few songs that have had a higher debut, including "Can't Stop the Feeling!" (No.

1 in 2016), "Holy Grail" with Jay-Z (No. 8 in 2013), and "Filthy" (No. 9 in 2018). With "Selfish," Timberlake adds yet another feather to his cap, marking his 39th career solo entry on the Hot 100 and his 29th to reach the top 40.

His journey as a solo artist began with "Like I Love You" in 2002, peaking at No. 11. Timberlake has a history of solo success with five No. 1 hits, including the iconic "SexyBack" and "Can't Stop the Feeling!". Timberlake's success isn't limited to his solo career.

As a member of *NSYNC, he has seen 13 songs chart, including the group's recent reunion single "Better Place," which peaked at No. 25 in October. The group's pinnacle was with "It's Gonna Be Me" in 2000.

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