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Yo Gotti's 'Down In The DM' Hits No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

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Yo Gotti poses for photos at the John Ricard Studio on Aug. 20, 2014 in New York City. 

Plus Tory Lanez rises to No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and Andra Day debuts on Hot R&B Songs.

Rapper Yo Gotti earns his first No. 1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart (viewable on with “Down In the DM,” jumping 4-1 (chart dated Feb. 6). It’s up 10 percent in spins for the week ending Jan. 24, according to Nielsen Music, propelling it to the top in its 12th charting week.

The Tennessee native first landed on the chart in 2007 when “Let’s Vibe,” featuring Pretty Ricky, peaked at No. 35. Since his initial entry, he has placed 18 songs on the chart but “DM” is the only track to crack the top 10. A music video shot earlier this month is expected to be released soon and could trigger a gain on Hot Rap Songs, where it currently resides at its No. 7 peak spot.

Tory Lanez Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay: Newcomer Tory Lanez scores his first No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay as “Say It” steps 2-1 (up 5 percent in audience to 29.2 million). It’s the debut single from the 23-year-old singer, who led Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop for four weeks in December and January. The single concurrently climbs 26-23 on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching a new high. 

Andra Day Debuts: R&B singer Andra Day arrives at No. 20 on Hot R&B Songs with “Rise Up,” her Grammy Award-nominated single from her likewise nominated set, Cheers To The Fall. Digital sales support the entry, selling 11,000 copies through the week ending Jan. 21 (a 38 percent hike), boosting the track to its peak rank (15-11) on R&B Digital Songs.

Streaming also climbs, logging 574,000 U.S. plays during the most recent tracking week (an 18 percent rise). Spotify claims the most clicks, with 45 percent of overall streams.

It’s Day’s second entrance on Hot R&B Songs: Her holiday duet “Someday At Christmas,” alongside Stevie Wonder, spent one week on the chart dated Dec. 19, 2015 (at No. 24).