French Montana's 'No Shopping' Leads THR's Top TV Songs Chart Thanks to 'Empire'

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French Montana ft. Drake, "No Shopping"

Grace’s “You Don’t Own Me” & Jidenna’s “Long Live the Chief” round out the top three.

French Montana leads THR’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Shazam, for September with his hit song “No Shopping,” featuring Drake, thanks to Fox’s Empire.

Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on cumulative monthly Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the same period.

“No Shopping” was featured in the season three premiere of Empire on Sept. 21, and leads the way with 31,000 Shazam tags, 14,000 downloads sold and 22.5 million U.S. streams in September, according to Nielsen Music.

The song, which was released by Epic Records on July 16, was featured on Empire as the song was peaking on several Billboard charts. It peaked at No. 12 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and at No. 36 on the Billboard Hot 100 (both charts dated Sept. 20).

Australian singer/songwriter Grace lands at No. 2 with “You Don’t Own Me,” a cover of Lesley Gore’s 1963 No. 1 Hot 100 single. The song earns its spot on the Top TV Songs chart after its appearance in CBS’ NCIS: NOLA on Sept. 27. The song garners 9,000 Shazam tags, 46,000 downloads sold and 21 million U.S. streams in September. Of those 46,000 downloads, 15,000 occurred in the first tracking week after the episode aired (tracking week ending Oct. 6), marking a 45 percent gain from the previous week.

The song, which was produced by Quincy Jones and G-Eazy, peaked at No. 57 on the Hot 100 chart dated Sept. 3. It was also Grace’s first charting single on a Billboard chart.

Additionally, Jidenna lands at No. 3 with “Long Live the Chief.” The song was featured in the fifth episode of Netflix’s superhero show Luke Cage, which premiered on Sept. 30. The song earns its spot with 12,000 Shazam tags, 13,000 downloads sold and 1.3 million U.S. streams in September, according to Nielsen Music. Nearly all of those 13,000 downloads occurred in the first tracking week after the episode aired (Oct. 6), marking a 138 percent gain from the previous week.

The commercial’s exposure helped “Long Live the Chief” debut at No. 6 on the R&B Digital Songs chart dated Oct. 22 with 13,000 downloads and hold that position the following week (Oct. 29).

Here is the full Top TV Songs chart for September:

Rank, Title, Artist, TV Show (Network)

1. “No Shopping,” French Montana Featuring Drake, Empire, (FOX)

2. “You Don’t Own Me,” Grace, NCIS: NOLA, (CBS)

3. "Long Live The Chief,” Jidenna, Luke Cage, (Netflix)

4. “Fate Don’t Know You,” Desi Valentine, Suits, (USA)

5. “All Things Lost,” MS MR, Power, (Starz)

6. “All I Do,” Yuna, Grey’s Anatomy, (ABC)

7. “Nobody Speak,” DJ Shadow, Ballers, (HBO)

8. “Faith,” Sleeping At Last, Grey’s Anatomy, (ABC)

9. “Two Princes,” Spin Doctors, Mary + Jane, (MTV)

10. “Death With Dignity,” Sufjan Stevens, This Is Us, (NBC)


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