Chart Beat

Ella Mai's 'Trip' Hits Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Ella Mai
Jonathan Mannion

Ella Mai

Ella Mai collects her second top 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as “Trip” skips 15-10 on the ranking dated Oct. 20.

“Trip” improves on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, which combines radio airplay, sales and streaming data into its tabulation, chiefly thanks to gains at radio. The single climbs 4-2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart via a 9 percent boost to 26.5 million in audience in the week ending Oct. 14, according to Nielsen Music.

Meanwhile, the track climbs 17-12 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, despite a 2 percent dip to 22.6 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Oct. 11. Sales, too, slide 3 percent to 7,000 in the week. Despite the drop, “Trip” rebounds 16-14 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales.

“Trip” follows Mai’s breakout hit, “Boo’d Up,” which reached No. 4 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Both singles appear on the British singer-songwriter’s eponymous, debut full-length album, released Oct. 12.

‘Call It’ a Hit: “Trip,” in addition, maintains its No. 1 rank for a second week on the Hot R&B Songs chart. There, Mai gains a third top 10 (after “Boo’d Up” and “Trip”) as the Chris Brown-assisted “Whatchamacallit,” debuts at No. 9.

The collaboration opens at No. 3 on R&B Digital Sales (5,000 sold in the week ending Oct. 11) and No. 15 on R&B Streaming Songs (5.1 million plays in the week).

With the new debut, Brown collects his 25th top 10 on Hot R&B Songs since the chart began in 2012, notably, by which time he was an established star.

Shmurda Returns: In non-Mai news, Bobby Shmurda returns to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the first time since 2015 as 6ix9ine’s “Stoopid,” on which he features, starts at No. 15. The pair’s teamup debuts at No. 4 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Sales (13,000 sold) and No. 11 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs (20.8 million clicks).

Shmurda previously appeared on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs twice: His “Hot Boy” topped the chart for two weeks in 2014, while follow-up “Bobby Bitch” climbed to No. 25.

6ix9ine, meanwhile, scores his ninth hit on the chart, and third-best showing thus far, trailing the No. 3-peaking “FEFE,” featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz, and his debut hit “Gummo,” which sprang to No. 5 in 2017.