Gucci Mane Bags First Lead Top 10 on Hot Rap Songs Chart Since 2010
Gucci Mane scores his first top 10 as a lead artist on the Hot Rap Songs chart (dated Sept. 23) in seven years as “I Get the Bag,” featuring Migos, jumps 13-9. He last visited the tier as a lead when “Lemonade” climbed to No. 8 in 2010, though he’s collected three top 10s as a featured artist since, including his first No. 1 with Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” which ruled for eight weeks in November 2016 to January 2017.
Back to “Bag” -- the song soars with a 30 percent weekly gain in U.S. streams to 21.4 million in the week ending Sept. 7, according to Nielsen Music, sparking a 15-8 leap on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs. Radio audience nearly doubles (up 93 percent) to 47 million for the week ending Sept. 10 and triggers the song’s No. 39 debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.
‘Race’ Is On: Tay-K's "The Race" leaps 33-17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and reenters Hot Rap Songs at No. 12, thanks to a huge uptick in streams. The tune scores 16.6 million streams for the week, up 36 percent, and darts 33-18 on the all-genre Streaming Songs chart.
One possible reason for Tay-K’s dramatic jump? News broke on Aug. 31 that the 17-year-old will be tried as an adult in a capital murder case for his role in a 2016 home invasion.
‘Cash Me’ on the Charts: Meanwhile, viral sensation Danielle Bregoli -- best known for inspiring the “cash me ousside” meme after her appearance on Dr. Phil last year -- claims her Billboard chart debut as “These Heaux” starts at No. 34 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and concurrently at No. 25 on Hot Rap Songs.
“Heaux,” which 14-year-old Bregoli recorded under the name Bhad Bhabie, arrives with 95 percent of its chart points deriving from U.S. streams (and mostly from YouTube clicks) which raced to 9.2 million for the week.