Hot 100 Chart Moves: Childish Gambino's 'Redbone' Reaches the Top 20

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Childish Gambino performs live onstage during 2017 Governors Ball Music Festival - Day 2 at Randall's Island on June 3, 2017 in New York City. 

The song marks a new milestone six months into its climb. Plus, chart action for Niall Horan, Quavo & Lauren Jauregui.

As previously reported, Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber, leads the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated June 17) for a fourth week. Meanwhile, Post Malone scores his first top 10, with "Congratulations," featuring Quavo.

Who else is deserving of chart kudos this week?

Childish Gambino, "Redbone"
Six months (26 weeks) into its run on the Hot 100, Childish Gambino's highest-charting hit, "Redbone," reaches the top 20, rising from No. 22 to No. 17. The single by the musical alter ego of actor Donald Glover makes across-the-board gains, pushing 23-17 on Radio Songs (49 million in audience, up 18 percent, according to Nielsen Music); 27-19 on Streaming Songs (16 million U.S. streams, up 14 percent); and 35-23 on Digital Song Sales (25,000 sold, up 13 percent). The track tops the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart for a fourth week, reaches the Rhythmic Songs top 10 (12-9) and enters Pop Songs at No. 38.

Also aiding the profile of "Redbone": a meme in which viewers imagine the song in other styles, born out of a May 14 tweet that has since been retweeted nearly 90,000 times and received more than 200,000 likes.

Niall Horan, "Slow Hands"
The song surges to the Hot 100's top 40 (52-33) and the Digital Song Sales chart's top 10 (33-10), up 82 percent to 44,000 sold, aided by a 69-cent iTunes Store sale tag. The One Direction member is now two-for-two in hitting the Hot 100's top 40: his first entry, "This Town," reached No. 20 in January.

Gucci Mane feat. Offset, "Met Gala"
As the track debuts at No. 88, Offset becomes the second member of Migos to chart solo on the Hot 100. Quavo has made eight solo trips, while Migos has made 16. (Only the trio's Takeoff has yet to appear on his own.)

As for one more group member charting with a solo song …

Halsey feat. Lauren Jauregui, "Strangers"
"Strangers" debuts at No. 100, making Jauregui the second member of Fifth Harmony, past or present, to hit the Hot 100 as a soloist, following Camila Cabello (three solo visits), who departed the group in December.

"Strangers" and lead radio single "Now or Never," which bullets at its No. 26 Hot 100 high, introduce Halsey's sophomore LP, Hopeless Fountain Kingdom, which is aiming for a No. 1 debut on next week's Billboard 200.


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