DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller's 'Wild Thoughts' Hits No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
As it ascends to No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, DJ Khaled's "Wild Thoughts," featuring Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, mounts the summit of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated July 29) in its fourth week on the tally.
"Thoughts" rises with gains at radio, earning a 5-4 lift on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart and jumping to 30 million in audience in the week ending July 16, according to Nielsen Music, a gain of 35 percent. The song maintains its perfect No. 1 stretch on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs for a fourth week -- having debuted at No. 1 and occupying the spot ever since -- collecting 37.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending July 13 (down 6 percent week-over-week). On the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, it dips 2-3 (42,000 downloads sold, down 13 percent, in the week ending July 13).
The song also rebounds 2-1 for a second week atop the Hot R&B Songs chart.
"Thoughts" becomes Tiller's first No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, after he'd previously peaked at No. 4 with his debut entry, "Don't," in early 2016. Khaled claims his third leader, following "I'm On One," featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne, which reigned for 11 weeks in 2011, and "I'm the One," featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, which ruled for five nonconsecutive weeks and this week slips to No. 2. (Khaled inhabits the top two for the second time in three weeks, as "Thoughts" and "I'm the One" ranked in reverse order on the July 15-dated chart.)
For Rihanna, "Thoughts" marks her lucky seventh No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, a run that began when "Take a Bow" reached the top in 2008.
Here's a look at Rihanna's seven tunes that have gone all the way:
Rihanna's No. 1s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:
"Take a Bow," one week at No. 1, 2008
"Diamonds," 14 weeks, 2012-13
"The Monster" (Eminem feat. Rihanna), 13 weeks, 2013-14
"FourFiveSeconds," with Kanye West & Paul McCartney, seven weeks, 2015
"Work," feat. Drake, 11 weeks, 2016
"Needed Me," two weeks, 2016
"Wild Thoughts" (DJ Khaled feat. Rihanna & Bryson Tiller), one week to-date, 2017
Dating to Rihanna's first week at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Aug. 30, 2008), she's tied with Lil Wayne for the second-most leaders, after Drake's 16. Kanye West ranks third with five No. 1s in that span, followed by Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd and Usher (four each).