Selena Gomez Gets Her First Billboard #1 With Lose You To Love Me
Gomez achieves her first Hot 100 No. 1 after previously peaking as high as No. 5 with both “Good For You,” featuring A$AP Rocky, in 2015 and “Same Old Love” in 2016. (She adds her eighth top 10 and first since “It Ain’t Me,” with Kygo, reached No. 10 in May 2017.)
With Gomez having first appeared on the Hot 100 dated Jan. 10, 2009 (at No. 99 with the eventual No. 58-peaking “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know”), she reaches No. 1 at last, 10 years and 10 months after her first entry. She completes the longest wait from a first visit to a first No. 1 (as a lead artist) since Daddy Yankee, who took 12 years and nine months from his first charted title to his first leader, “Despacito,” with Luis Fonsi and featuring Justin Bieber, in May 2017.
Among women, Gomez ends the longest wait for a first Hot 100 No. 1 in over 30 years, since pop icon Bette Midler needed 16 years, six months and two weeks from her first appearance in 1972 to her first No. 1, “Wind Beneath My Wings,” in June 1989.
Lose” was produced by the team of Mattman & Robin (Mattias Larsson and Robin Frediksson), who wrote it with Gomez, Julia Michaels and Justin Tranter.
Mattman & Robin earn their first Hot 100 No. 1 as producers, besting their prior No. 4 high as producers of Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” in 2017. (They also produced Gomez’s “Hands to Myself,” which hit No. 7 in 2016.)
Gomez scores her first Hot 100 No. 1 as a writer, topping her previous No. 5 best as a co-writer of “Good for You.” Mattman & Robin also earn their first No. 1 writing credit, again surpassing their prior No. 4 top rank as writers via “Believer.”
Michaels and Tranter each tally their second Hot 100 leader as writers, having previously reigned as co-authors of Bieber’s “Sorry, which ruled for three weeks in 2016.
Selena‘s previous peak on the Hot 100 was number five with her songs “Good for You” in 2015 and “Same Old Love” in 2016. She made her first appearance on the Hot 100 in 2009 with “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know.”
After hearing the news, Selena took to her Instagram Stories and wrote, “WHAT?! Omg!! Thank you SO much Billboard for a first for me!! I’m so grateful.”
She added, “Thank you guys for streaming and committing to this song! It means the world to me! This song has my whole heart.”