Newcomer Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B Songs chart, as it climbs one rung on the chart dated May 22. The tune becomes the first debut hit to reach the summit since Alessia Cara’s “Here,” which ruled for five weeks in January – February 2016.
“Boo’d” achieves the feat with help from a streaming boost. It jumps into the top 10 of the all-genre Streaming Songs chart with a 17-7 move, spurred by an 18 percent surge to 23.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 17, according to Nielsen Music. The increase in clicks also drives the track 15-7 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart.