Drake Extends Rap Airplay Chart Record
Drake, Chris Brown & Rich Gang take over atop three of Billboard's R&B/hip-hop airplay charts.
On Rap Airplay, Drake extends his record for the most No. 1s, as "0 to 100/The Catch Up" climbs 2-1, marking the rapper's 18th chart-topping title. He widens his substantive lead over runners-up Kanye West and Lil Wayne, each with 10 No. 1s.
Chris Brown rises 2-1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop (see Billboard.biz/charts) with "New Flame" (featuring Usher and Rick Ross). It's Brown's 11th No. 1, Usher's 14th and Ross' fifth. Only Drake (18) and Lil Wayne (16) boast more leaders than Usher, while Brown shares fourth place with R. Kelly.
On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Cash Money's Rich Gang climbs 2-1 with "Lifestyle" (featuring Young Thug and Rich Homie Quan). The track reigns with 28 million in all-format audience, according to Nielsen BDS.
Kuai Claims No. 1: Childish Gambino lands his second No. 1 on Rap Albums as Kuai (EP) earns the Hot Shot Debut, shifting 16,000 units. The latest release follows Because the Internet, his previous full-length studio album which entered at the top with 96,000 copies in 2013. The new seven-song EP gives the rapper his third top five arrival on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, bowing at No. 3.
'Widow' Wins: Iggy Azalea notches her second No. 1 on both Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs as "Black Widow," featuring Rita Ora, steps 2-1 on each list. On Rap Digital Songs, the song crowns the list for a seventh week, moving 89,000 downloads (a 14 percent fall).