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Lil Baby Now Has as Many Hot 100 Hits as Prince & Paul McCartney

Lil Baby
Kenneth Cappello

Lil Baby

As Lil Baby’s My Turn starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, the album’s mighty streaming numbers prompt a dozen of its tracks to arrive on the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time. The 12 new recruits join two previously released singles to give the rapper 14 Turn cuts on the chart at once.

Turn earned 197,000 equivalent album units in the week ending March 5, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, with 184,000 of the sum deriving from streaming activity. The number translates to 261.6 million on-demand streams for the album’s songs, making it the most-streamed album of any single week since Post Malone’s Hollywood’s Bleeding debut frame last September.

Of Lil Baby’s newest Hot 100 entries, “Heatin Up,” a pairing with frequent collaborator Gunna, provides the highest debut at No. 18. The song unsurprisingly boasts the best streaming total of the lot, too, with 26.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 5, enough to score a No. 3 entrance on the Streaming Songs chart.

Here’s a full roster of Lil Baby’s dozen Hot 100 debuts this week:

No. 18, “Heatin Up,” with Gunna
No. 23, “Commercial,” featuring Lil Uzi Vert
No. 28, “Live off My Closet,” featuring Future
No. 31, “Emotionally Scarred”
No. 48, “Grace,” with 42 Dugg
No. 54, “Get Ugly”
No. 58, “No Sucker,” with Moneybagg Yo
No. 59, “How”
No. 64, “Forever,” featuring Lil Wayne
No. 78, “Same Thing”
No. 91, “We Should,” with Young Thug
No. 99, “Can’t Explain”

Beyond the new arrivals, Turn lead single “Woah” achieves a new Hot 100 best as it jumps 24-15, one spot above its previous peak, and nabs up the chart’s weekly Streaming Gainer prize. Second single “Sum 2 Prove,” meanwhile, flies 46-26, after having reached No. 16 upon its debut in January.

The Turn debuts push Lil Baby to 47 total Hot 100 hits since “My Dawg” entered in the final chart week of 2017. In that time, only Drake has landed more songs on the chart, with 50.

Notably, Lil Baby now owns the same number of Hot 100 hits as, among others, Prince and Paul McCartney’s post-Beatles solo career. Drake and the Glee Cast share the record, with 207 Hot 100 hits each.

Elsewhere, the avalanche of Turn activity powers Lil Baby to No. 1 on the Billboard Artist 100, his first time atop the ranking.

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