YG, 2 Chainz, Big Sean & Nicki Minaj's 'Big Bank' Hits No. 1 On Rhythmic Songs Chart

YG’s “Big Bank,” featuring 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj and Big Sean hits No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as the star-studded lineup ascends 2-1 on the chart dated Oct. 20.

The collaboration, released on 4Hunnid/CTE/Def Jam, tops the chart in its 17th frame and gained 1 percent in plays in the week ending Oct. 14, according to Nielsen Music.

“Bank” secures YG’s first career No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs - and any radio-based songs chart - as a lead artist. He’d previously visited the summit as a featured act on Jeremih’s “Don’t Tell ‘Em,” which ruled for seven weeks in 2014. As a lead artist, his prior best was a pair of No. 5 hits: “My Hitta,” featuring Jeezy & Rich Homie Quan and the Drake-assisted “Who Do You Love,” both in 2014.

"Big thank yous to every supporter, every fan, every radio programmer and every DJ." YG tells Billboard about the accomplishment. "Kongrats to all my team members, [DJ] Mustard (the song's producer), Nano and myself. And just like that we on to the next!"

2 Chainz, meanwhile, collects his third No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs, following “Mercy,” with Kanye West, Pusha T and “Bank” mate Big Sean, which led for one week in 2012. The rapper returned to the summit in 2014 as a supporting act on Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty,” which ran the ranking for three weeks in 2014.

Big Sean, meanwhile, notches his fifth career leader on Rhythmic Songs. His first came via the aforementioned “Mercy." Notably, his second occurred exactly six years ago -- on the chart dated Oct. 20, 2012 -- through a featured appearance on Justin Bieber’s “As Long As You Love Me,” which began its three week command on that date. Big Sean later claimed chart-toppers with 2014’s “I Don’t F**k With You,” featuring E-40, which reigned for one week, and “Bounce Back,” a two-week winner in 2017.

Nicki Minaj boasts the most Rhythmic Songs No. 1s of all members of the “Bank” squad as she adds a seventh victor to her resume. Here’s a look at her collection to date:

Song Title, Artist (if other than Minaj), Weeks at No. 1, Peak Date
“Bottoms Up,” Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj, one, Oct. 30, 2010
“Super Bass,” one, Aug. 6, 2011
“Touchin, Lovin,” Trey Songz featuring Nicki Minaj, four, Nov. 22, 2014
“Truffle Butter,” featuring Drake & Lil Wayne, one, March 28, 2015
“Hey Mama,” David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack, one, July 25, 2015
“Rake It Up,” Yo Gotti featuring Nicki Minaj, one, Nov. 4, 2017
“Big Bank,” YG featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Nicki Minaj, one week to date, Oct. 20, 2018

Minaj’s lucky seven No. 1s ties her with Mariah Carey for the third-best sum among women since the Rhythmic Songs chart began in 1992. Only Rihanna (17) and Beyonce (9) boast a higher count. Within the 2010s decade, notably, Minaj’s seven makes for the second-highest showing among female acts, trailing Rihanna’s 15 leaders.


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