Kanye West's 'Father' Makes Radio Breakthrough After Nearly Five Months on Hot 100

Kanye West performs at The Fox Theater
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Kanye West performs at The Fox Theater on July 25, 2015 in Atlanta.

The track debuts on the Radio Songs chart, a first for a song from "The Life of Pablo."

Kanye West's "Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1," from his album The Life of Pablo, inches from No. 71 to No. 69 in its 17th week on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated Sept. 17),  but the track makes a notable move in radio airplay.

"Father" debuts at No. 49 on the Radio Songs chart, with 24 million in all-format radio audience (despite a 1 percent dip week-over-week), according to Nielsen Music. The track is largely driven by its success on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, where it rises to a new peak (10-9; 15 million, down 4 percent).

"Father" is the first title from Pablo to appear on Radio Songs.

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Still, streaming provides nearly two-thirds of the Hot 100 rank for "Father," which drew 4.5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week (up 10 percent). The track reached a high of No. 37 on the Hot 100 upon its debut April 23, the same week that Pablo arrived at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.


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