Lil Baby & Drake's 'Yes Indeed' Hits No. 1 on Streaming Songs Chart

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Lil Baby and Drake at Empire on May 7, 2018 in Atlanta.

The song’s No. 1 ascent comes a week after it began ruling the On-Demand Streaming Songs list.

A week after ascending to No. 1 on Billboard’s On-Demand Streaming Songs chart, Lil Baby and Drake’s “Yes Indeed” assumes the lead of the overall Streaming Songs chart, dated June 9.

“Indeed” rises 2-1 with 37.6 million streams (in the tracking week ending May 13) in its third week on the ranking, according to Nielsen Music. Of that sum, 26.9 million comes from on-demand audio streams, allowing the song to hold its No. 1 ranking on On-Demand Streaming Songs for a second week in a row.

It’s worth pointing out that despite its lead on Streaming Songs, “Indeed” is not actually the most-streamed song in the country this week. That distinction goes to Drake’s “Nice for What,” which narrowly edges “Indeed” with 37.9 million streams. “Indeed” leads on Streaming Songs due to the chart's separate weighting of on-demand streams vs. programmed streams (services such as Pandora). “Nice” is instead No. 2 on Streaming Songs.

“Indeed” marks Drake’s fifth No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart, which pulls him out of a two-way tie with Justin Bieber for most No. 1s in the chart’s history (it began in 2012). Three of those No. 1s have occurred in 2018.

Meanwhile, it’s Lil Baby’s first No. 1 on Streaming Songs, and it’s also his first-charting title. As such, while he isn’t the first artist to land their first No. 1 on the chart in 2018 (Childish Gambino, the chart’s previous leader, did so with “This Is America” and Camila Cabello did so with “Havana” featuring Young Thug, who also scored his first No. 1 via the featured credit), he’s the first to do so with their first charting song this year. The previous act to do so? Cardi B, with “Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” beginning in September 2017.

Concurrently, “Indeed” holds at No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, which blends radio airplay, digital sales and streaming, for a second week.


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