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BRS Kash’s ‘Throat Baby’ Shoots Into Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

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Atlanta rapper BRS Kash collects his first top 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Throat Baby (Go Baby)” rallies 19-10 on the list dated Feb. 6 after the release of a remix and its accompanying music video with DaBaby and City Girls as guest performers.

The single, released via Team Litty/LVRN/Interscope, registered 12.6 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 28, according to MRC Data, a 101% gain -- effectively doubling -- its 6.3 million total in the previous frame. The streaming eruption prompts the track’s No. 10 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart and at No. 19 on the all-genre Streaming Songs ranking.

“Throat Baby” likewise nets its first week on a song sales list, as the promotional push generates a No. 24 debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales, with 1,000 downloads in the week ending Jan. 28.

Already a radio hit, “Throat Baby” improves its standing on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, ascending 6-5. The track climbs to 15.1 million in format audience in the week ending Jan. 31, a 5% bump from the prior tracking week.

Despite the gains in consumption metrics, the original version of “Throat Baby” slightly outperforms the remix in weekly activity on the chart, which combines sales, streams and airplay. Thus, DaBaby and City Girls do not receive billing on the chart, though the situation could change in future weeks if the remix version provides the majority share of the pair.

Elsewhere, “Throat Baby” maintains its status as the third-most played song on MRC Data’s monitored R&B/hip-hop radio stations as it retains a No. 3 rank on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. Yet, though it remains in place, it gains 4% in plays in the week ending Jan. 31.

While R&B/hip-hop radio is, unsurprisingly, the single’s biggest supporter, “Throat Baby” has expanded to rhythmic radio. On the Rhythmic Airplay chart, the song rises 29-24 in its eighth chart week thanks to a 25% surge in plays.