Cardi B's 'Press' Debuts in Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Cardi B
Jorda Frantzis

Cardi B

Cardi B earns her 11th top 10 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Press” starts at No. 6 on the list dated June 15. The single, released May 31, also marks the rapper’s seventh top 10 debut on the ranking.

“Press” opens largely thanks to its 22.2 million U.S. streams earned in the week ending June 6, according to Nielsen Music, which prompts a No. 8 entrance on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart. The track simultaneously begins at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, with 20,000 downloads registered in the same period.

Radio play moves into high-gear with “Press” leaping 50-35 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay due to a 45% surge to 4.6 million in audience in the week ending June 9.

The “Press” push is the first of three milestones for the rapper on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. Her featured turn on husband Offset’s “Clout” secures her 13th top 20 hit with its 22-20 ascent, fueled by a 3 percent jump to 9.3 million in audience.

Cardi B also wins another term atop R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay as current No. 1 “Please Me,” a collaboration with Bruno Mars, reaches 11 weeks at No. 1 despite an 11% fall to 24.3 million in audience. With its latest leading frame, “Please” passes “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)” as Cardi B’s longest stay at the summit. Mars, meanwhile, is one-week from matching his personal best, 2017’s 12-week champ “That’s What I Like.”

Elsewhere, “Press” debuts at No. 16 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 and logs Cardi B’s 13th top 20 effort there, while it concurrently opens at No. 5 on the Hot Rap Songs list.


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