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Hot 100 First-Timers: Myles Smith Shines With Breakthrough Single ‘Stargazing’

The song debuts at No. 77.

Myles Smith attends the Sony Music's The BRIT Awards 2024 After Party at the Nobu Hotel on March 02, 2024 in London, England.

Myles Smith attends the Sony Music's The BRIT Awards 2024 After Party at the Nobu Hotel on March 02, 2024 in London, England.

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English singer-songwriter Myles Smith lands his first career entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated May 25), as his breakout single “Stargazing” debuts at No. 77.

Released May 10 on It’s Okay To Feel/RCA Records, the track arrives on the chart with 6.7 million official U.S. streams, 34,000 in radio airplay audience and 6,000 downloads sold in its opening week (through May 16), according to Luminate. It also starts at No. 10 on Digital Song Sales.


The song’s opening week was sparked in part by activity on TikTok leading up to its official release. Smith first teased the song with an acoustic rendition posted April 8. After that clip went viral, he released a demo version of the song on the platform on April 16, and the sound has been used in more than 8,000 videos to date. On April 21, he released the official audio on the platform and it has since soundtracked over 50,000 clips. (Activity on TikTok is not included in Billboard charts except for the TikTok Billboard Top 50.)

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Smith had not appeared on a Billboard chart before this week. Beyond the Hot 100, “Stargazing” debuts at No. 7 on Hot Rock Songs and No. 9 on Hot Rock & Alternative Songs. It also opens at No. 42 on the Billboard Global 200 and No. 44 on the Billboard Global Excl. U.S. chart.

Further, Smith himself debuts at No. 7 on the Emerging Artists chart.

Smith hails from Luton, England. He gained a following on TikTok by performing covers of popular songs, including Avicii’s “Wake Me Up!” and The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather.” He has released over a dozen songs on streaming services, all since 2023.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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