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Yung Bleu Scores First Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

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Erica Kennedy

Yung Bleu

Yung Bleu achieves a rookie career milestone as his song “You’re Mines Still” reaches the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Feb. 27). The track, which features Drake, ascends from No. 11 to crack the upper tier in its 14th week on the list.

With the move, Yung Bleu, the 26-year-old singer-rapper from Mobile, Alabama, collects his first top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his initial chart entry. Drake, meanwhile, adds his record-extending 80th visit to the region, further outpacing runner-up James Brown, who has 57.

“Mines” debuted at No. 20 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in October after Drake remixed the song but slipped down the chart for the rest of 2020. A boost in radio fortunes, however, arrived at the top of 2021 to lift the single. That airplay has been key in the single’s rise -- “Mines” climbs five spots to a new No. 11 peak on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart. There, it improves 17% in listener reach to 11.1 million audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 21, according to MRC Data, its first weekly total above the eight-figure mark.

Beyond its home format, the single also has strong reception on rhythmic radio as it holds at No. 13 on Rhythmic Airplay in its 11th week on the chart. Despite no change in rank, “Mines” did register a 6% gain in plays for the week.

Airplay gains push the song 47-44 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart in its third week thanks to a 13% bump to 17.7 million in audience reach.

“Mines” appears on Yung Bleu’s R&B EP, Love Scars: The 5 Stages of Emotions, which debuted at No. 9 on the Top R&B Albums chart. On the most recent chart (dated Feb. 27), it ranks at No. 16.