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‘Good’ News: Future and Drake Top Rhythmic Songs Airplay Chart

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Future and Drake perform onstage at Hot 107.9 Birthday Bash Block Show at Phillips Arena on June 20, 2015 in Atlanta.

Frequent collaborators Future and Drake secure another No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “Life Is Good” rises 2-1 on the list dated March 21.

The tune, billed as Future featuring Drake, leads thanks to a 12% surge in plays in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

“Good” marks the pair’s second Rhythmic Songs leader together, among five overall appearances. Before “Good,” they both took featured roles on Lil Wayne’s “Love Me,” a No. 6 hit in 2013, while Drake played a guest spot on two Future-led tracks: “Where Ya At” (No. 10, 2015) and “Used to This” (No. 28, 2017). The two stars shared equal billing on another No. 1, “Jumpman,” which led the chart for one week in 2018.

In addition to “Jumpman” and “Good,” Future also earned a third Rhythmic Songs leader with his own “Mask Off” in 2017.

For Drake, “Good” marks a record-extending 27th No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs and moves him 10 ahead of the act in second place, Rihanna, who has 17 chart-toppers on her resume.

Here’s a refreshed look at the Rhythmic Songs’ No. 1 leaderboard, reflecting Drake’s updated total:

27, Drake
17, Rihanna
13, Usher
11, Bruno Mars
11, Chris Brown
11, Lil Wayne
10, The Weeknd

Elsewhere, “Good” holds at No. 2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay for a third week, despite a 1% drop to 29.9 million in audience in the week ending March 21. The tune posts an identical third consecutive week in the runner-up rank on Rap Airplay, though it improves 2% in audience during the same period.

Already established on the urban front, “Good” cracks the Pop Songs airplay chart, which measures plays on the top 40 format, with a No. 39 debut. Notably, the move marks Future’s first time on the list as a lead act after featured appearances assisting artists such as core pop artists such as Taylor Swift, Maroon 5 and Ariana Grande, among others. Drake, meanwhile, adds a 27th Pop Songs success to his ledger.

The net airplay gains push “Good” to a new No. 13 peak on the all-genre Radio Songs chart in its eighth frame.