Rapper G-Eazy scores his first No. 1 on Hot Rap Songs with “Me, Myself & I,” with Bebe Rexha (chart dated Feb. 13). In doing so, he also bumps Drake’s “Hotline Bling” from the top slot after a near-record 18-week run at No. 1.
“My, Myself & I” hops 3-1 in its 15th chart week, with increases in airplay, sales and streams. It sold 65,000 downloads for the week ending Jan. 28 (up 8 percent, according to Nielsen Music), allowing the cut to continue its rule of the Rap Digital Songs chart for a third straight frame. Further, 10.6 million U.S. streams were logged during the tracking week (up 10 percent), its most weekly plays yet.
Bryson Tiller’s No. 1 Airplay Achievement: Elsewhere, Bryson Tiller lands his first airplay No. 1 as “Don’t” steps 2-1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (up one percent in plays at the format) in its 21st chart week.
Only four other songs in the 22-year history of the chart have taken as long or longer to reach the top; Lil Jon’s “Snap Yo Fingers,” featuring E-40, Sean Paul of The YoungBloodZ, took 21 weeks to climb to No. 1 in 2006, as did August Alsina’s “I Luv This Sh*t,” featuring Trinidad James, in 2013. The two longest trips to No. 1 are Jeremih’s “Planes,” featuring J. Cole (24 weeks in 2015), and Monica’s “Before You Walk Out of My Life” (25 weeks in 1996).
Tank Debuts at No. 1: Tank crowns Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, as Sex Love & Pain ll debuts with 18,000 copies sold. The R&B singer earns his fifth No. 1 on the list, and first since 2014 when Stronger debuted atop the chart. Tank first reached No. 1 nearly 15 years ago with his debut set Force of Nature -- it started at No. 1 (chart dated March 31, 2001) and has sold 775,000 copies to date.
Hoodie Allen Tops Rap Albums: Lastly, Hoodie Allen’s Happy Camper scores the rapper his first No. 1 on Top Rap Albums, arriving with 13,000 copies sold (it enters Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at No. 2). The 27-year old last debuted on the chart in 2014 when his first full-length set People Keep Talking chimed in at No. 2 (3,000 units). Before that he placed two EP’s on the chart in 2012 and 2013, both debuting in the top 5.