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Future Lifts 'Mask Off' to No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart

Meredith Jenks
Future photographed on Feb. 26, 2017 at Photopia in Miami.

Future’s viral hit-turned-radio smash “Mask Off” jumps 3-1 to top the Rhythmic Songs chart (dated June 24), giving the Atlanta rapper his second leader on the chart. He previously ruled for a week in 2016 with his Drake collaboration “Jumpman.”

“Mask” moves up with a 7 percent gain in plays in the week ending June 11, according to Nielsen Music. In addition to its Rhythmic coronation, “Mask” maintains strong showings on other airplay surveys, holding at No. 2 on both Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop and Rap Airplay. It also ranks at No. 3 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, having previously topped the chart for three weeks.

Uzi’s Top 10 ‘Tour’: As Future leads Rhythmic Songs, Lil Uzi Vert darts into the top 10 as “XO TOUR Llif3” steps 13-9. The track, which similarly began as a viral phenomenon before gaining traction at radio, roars 18 percent in spins for the week. “Tour” marks the rapper’s second trip to the top 10 region, after his feature on Migos’ “Bad and Boujee,” which hit No. 1 for two weeks earlier this year.

“Tour” also enters the top 10 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, as it climbs 11-9 in its seventh week on the chart, reaching 14 million in audience for the week, a gain of 11 percent. The rapper also occupies adjacent spots on the chart, as “Boujee” lifts 10-8 with a 13 percent bump in audience to 15 million.

Beyond its genre-based success, “Tour” continues to cross over, rising 42-37 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart with a 17 percent hike in audience to 29 million. The radio gains help fuel the track to a new peak of No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Chris Brown’s Latest Top 10: Also on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, Chris Brown’s “Privacy” rises 13-10, sporting a gain of 13 percent in audience to 14 million listeners for the week. “Privacy” becomes Brown’s 44th track to attain top 10 status, a sum behind only Drake (56) and Lil Wayne (46) for the most in the chart’s history. Brown’s run began with his debut hit “Run It!,” which strutted to No. 2 in 2005, and includes seven No. 1s.

‘Vision’ Vaults: Meanwhile, on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, Kodak Black reaches the top 10 with his breakthrough smash “Tunnel Vision,” which rises 12-10. The tune clocks a 12 percent growth in spins for the week. “Vision” previously reached No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 4 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart in March, fueled by streams of its provocative music video. The clip surged the song to No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart for two weeks in April.