Tory Lanez's 'Luv' Hits No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Chart
Plus, Kanye West’s “Fade” soars on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Tory Lanez earns his second chart-topper on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart as “Luv” skips 3-1 in its 10th week on the airplay chart. The rise is due to a 6 percent increase in spins at the format in the week ending Sept. 18, according to Nielsen Music.
Stations in Southern states largely support the track. Memphis’ KXHT championed the track with 94 spins, while WQBT in Savannah, Georgia, played the track 93 times. The third-most spins also came from the South – WZHT, Montgomery, Alabama contributed 91 weekly plays.
The new No. 1 comes one year after the Canadian act’s debut on the chart, “Say It,” arrived at No. 37 on the Oct. 3, 2015-dated list. It went on to spend four weeks at the top, peaking on the Dec. 26 chart.
Over on the R&B Streaming Songs chart, “Luv” reaches a new peak, stepping 4-3, and logged 9.3 million streams in the week ending Sept. 15 (up 1 percent).
Meanwhile, Lanez’s debut set I Told You spends a fourth consecutive week in the top 10 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, rising 10-9 with 4,000 copies sold (down 26 percent). The album debuted at No. 2 on the Sept. 10 chart with 32,000 copies sold in its first week.
“Fade” Flies: Kanye West leaps 39-12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated Oct. 1) with “Fade,” following the track’s release to digital retailers. The song sold 23,000 downloads in the week ending Sept. 15, also scoring a No. 5 debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs.
Streams for “Fade” also boost it up the chart, with 6.6 million domestic weekly streams supporting the climb (up 34 percent).
“Fade” is West’s highest charting single as a lead artist since “All Day” (featuring Theophilus London, Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney) peaked at No. 6 on the March 21, 2005-dated list.