Of this week’s four debuts, “love” is the subject of three. With “Love Always Wins” at No. 36, Michael W. Smith earns his first solo chart hit since “You Won’t Let Go” hit No. 6 in 2014. Craig David follows up his recent Top 10 “Heartline” with “Love Will Come Around” at No. 37. And the latest configuration from the cast of the TV series “Nashville,” this time, actor/performers Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack, Jonathan Jackson and Rainee Blake, enter at No. 40 with “Love Is Loud.”
The fourth, and highest debut, is from the soundtrack of the new film “Black Panther.” “Pray for Me,” by The Weeknd and Kendrick Lamar, enters at No. 34. The Weeknd, meanwhile, is solo at No. 29, while Lamar is chartbound with another soundtrack hit, the collaboration “All the Stars” with SZA. And SZA falls to No. 39 with a song called “The Weekend.”
At the top of the chart, Brett Eldredge fittingly moves 2-1 in his 18th chart week with “The Long Way.” Three new entries in the Top 10 include Eminem’s first Top 10 appearance, collaborating with Ed Sheeran on “River” at No. 8.