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Big Sean's 'Bounce Back' Becomes His 10th Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Big Sean in the video for "Bounce Back."
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Big Sean in the video for "Bounce Back."

Meanwhile, Rihanna notches new top 10 and Yo Gotti’s “White Friday (DM9)” arrives

Big Sean earns his 10th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with his latest single “Bounce Back,” climbing 11-10 in its eighth week on the list (chart dated Jan. 14). The rise is triggered in part by a 196 percent hike in digital song sales (to 49,000 downloads in the week ending Dec. 29, according to Nielsen Music). The track previews his forthcoming studio album, I Decided, due Feb. 3.

Streams also aid in the climb, with 11.8 million weekly plays counting towards the current ranking. Of those, 33 percent come from YouTube where a music video for the song, released Dec. 12, has gathered over 15 million global views to date.

Big Sean first reached the top 10 in 2011 with his debut Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart hit, “My Last,” featuring Chris Brown, reaching No. 4 that year. Here’s a look at all of the rapper’s songs that have reached the top 10.

Big Sean’s Top 10s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs
Title, peak pos. (weeks t No. 1), peak date
“My Last,” featuring Chris Brown, No. 4, June 18, 2011
“Marvin & Chardonnay,” featuring Kanye West & Roscoe Dash, No. 1 (one week), Oct. 8, 2011
“Dance (A$$),” featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 3, Jan. 21, 2012
“Mercy” (Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz), No. 5 (five weeks), July 7, 2012
“Clique” (Kanye West, Jay Z, Big Sean), No. 2, Oct. 20, 2012
“Beware,” featuring Lil Wayne & Jhene Aiko, No. 10, Sept. 21, 2013
“All Me” (Drake featuring 2 Chainz & Big Sean), No. 6, Oct. 12, 2013
“I Don’t F**k With You,” featuring E-40, No. 1 (eight weeks), Dec. 6, 2014
“Blessings,” featuring Drake, No. 9, May 16, 2015
“Bounce Back” No. 10 (so far), Jan. 14, 2017

Elsewhere on the chart, Big Sean also takes the chart’s Hot Shot Debut as “Moves” arrives at No. 30, supported by 4.1 million weekly streams and 18,000 downloads sold. The new song will also be on I Decided, the follow up to his 2015 album, Dark Sky Paradise.

Rihanna Rises: Over on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, Rihanna picks up her 18th top 10 as “Sex With Me” steps 11-10 with a 1 percent increase in spins. Charlotte, North Carolina’s WQNC leads total spins at the format, backing the song with 111 plays in the week ending Jan. 1. Only three other women have earned more top 10s on the 23-year-old chart: Beyonce (28), Nicki Minaj (26) and Mary J. Blige (23).

Yo Gotti Leads Debuts: Lastly, Yo Gotti earns the highest debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with the No. 4 entry of White Friday (CM9) (23,000 copies sold). The entry marks the rapper’s 10th charting set (and fifth top 10) since first landing on the list in 2003 with Life (No. 59 debut and peak). CM9 is the ninth installment of his White Friday mixtape series – and is the second one from the series to chart: CM2 debuted and peaked at No. 29 in 2009.