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DJ Khaled's 'Wild Thoughts,' Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller, Aiming for Top 10 Hot 100 Debut

DJ Khaled and Rihanna in the video for "Wild Thoughts."
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DJ Khaled and Rihanna in the video for "Wild Thoughts."

The track from Khaled's new album should start as the week's No. 2-selling song.

DJ Khaled's newest single "Wild Thoughts" could launch in the top 10 on next week's Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated July 8). The song features Rihanna and Bryson Tiller and is from Khaled's new album, Grateful, released today (June 23).

Highlights of next week's Hot 100 will post on Monday (June 26), with all charts updating online Tuesday (June 27).

Following its first full week of activity, industry forecasters suggest that "Thoughts," released along with its official video last Friday (June 16), could sell around 100,000 downloads in the tracking week ending June 22, likely arriving as the week's No. 2-selling song (below Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee's "Despacito," featuring Justin Bieber). When finalized streaming (perhaps more than 30 million U.S. streams in the week ending June 22) and radio airplay (more than 35 million in all-format audience in the week ending June 25) are added to the mix, "Thoughts" could arrive in the Hot 100's top 10. (The chart blends U.S. streaming, airplay and sales data.)

If "Thoughts" debuts in the Hot 100's top 10, it would mark Rihanna's 31st top 10, a sum third only to Madonna's record 38 and The Beatles' 34. Khaled would score his third top 10, with his latest two likely in the region simultaneously: "I'm the One," featuring Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, ranks at No. 2 on the July 1-dated Hot 100 after debuting atop the May 20 chart. Tiller, meanwhile, would earn his first Hot 100 top 10.

"Thoughts," which samples Santana's "Maria Maria," a 10-week Hot 100 No. 1 in 2000, already soared in at No. 1 on the real-time Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 chart just after its release.