Mariah Carey soars onto a host of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based radio airplay tallies with "#Beautiful," featuring Miguel. The song starts on Mainstream Top 40 and Rhythmic at No. 22; Adult Contemporary (No. 23); Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop (No. 29); and Adult Top 40 (No. 35).
Coordinated airplay on Clear Channel Media and Entertainment stations aided the song's first week. Beginning at 7 a.m. EST on Monday, May 6 (the first day of the airplay chart tracking week), "#Beautiful" played at the top of each hour until 11 p.m. on approximately 230 Clear Channel outlets. Still, stations in other chains played "#Beautiful" over its first seven days of availability, including CBS Radio-owned Mainstream Top 40 panelists WBBM Chicago (61 spins), WNOW New York and KMVQ San Francisco (32 each).
With the bow of "#Beautiful," the lead single from Carey's forthcoming 13th studio album, due this summer, Carey ups her count to 30 Mainstream Top 40 entries dating to the chart's Oct. 3, 1992, launch, tying Britney Spears for the second-most appearances. Only Rihanna (35) has tallied more visits. The song's debut rank is Carey's third-best, trailing only the starts of "Dreamlover" (the list's all-time top starter: No. 12 in 1993) and "Endless Love," with Luther Vandross (No. 20, 1994).
Miguel makes his second appearance on Mainstream Top 40. He previously charted with "Adorn," which reached No. 35 in December.
On Rhythmic, Carey extends her record for the most appearances among women to 37, with Rihanna ranking second (35).
Check Billboard.biz on Wednesday (15), when highlights of the Billboard Hot 100 chart will be revealed, as, following its initial sales and streaming data, in addition to its first full week of radio airplay, "#Beautiful" is expected to make a significant debut. All charts will be refreshed, as they are each week, on Thursday (16).