Kanye West's 'Fade' Arrives on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Teyana Taylor in Kanye West's video for "Fade."
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Teyana Taylor in Kanye West's video for "Fade."

Meanwhile, newcomer Aminé lands on the Billboard Hot 100.

Kanye West picks up his 97th charting hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Fade” bows at No. 39 on the Sept. 24-dated list. The entrance is a result of the track’s music video being widely released on Sept. 6 to YouTube, following an exclusivity period on Tidal. Overall streams for the song rise to 4.9 million (up 130 percent) in the week ending Sept. 8, according to Nielsen Music.

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Since 2003, when West placed his first hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Through the Wire” (No. 8 peak), only two other artists have had more charting titles: Lil Wayne (141) and Drake (143). 

Despite being made available mid-tracking week, YouTube views account for 50 percent of all streams, a 462 percent increase from the on-demand provider’s previous week; 2.5 million weekly U.S. views, from the official clip and user-generated videos, stem from the site.

The video for “Fade,” featuring G.O.O.D Music’s Teyana Taylor, originally premiered at the MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 28. “Fade” was made available for sale via digital retailers on Sept. 9. Downloads tracked through the week ending Sept. 15 will count toward the next chart issue (dated Oct. 1). 

Aminé Hot 100 Arrival: Viral track-turned chart hit, “Caroline,” by new Republic Records artist Aminé, makes its Billboard Hot 100 debut at No. 96. The Portland rapper reaches a new weekly streaming high, with 4.4 million clicks supporting its chart bow (up 15 percent). The bulk of plays come from 2.6 million Spotify plays. A music video uploaded on June 1 has garnered 8 million views since its release.

Meanwhile, “Caroline” climbs 39-37 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in its fourth charting week. In addition to streams, 8,000 downloads add to its chart points (down 1 percent), while it hops 16-13 on the Rap Digital Songs chart.  


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