Kodak Black, Travis Scott & Offset Land First Streaming Songs Chart No. 1 With 'ZEZE'

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Each rapper reaches No. 1 for the first time as a solo artist with the new song.

Kodak Black lands atop Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart dated Oct. 27, leading the list for the first time by debuting at No. 1 with “ZEZE.”

“ZEZE,” which features Travis Scott and Offset, bows atop the list with 47.6 million streams in the Oct. 12-18 tracking week, according to Nielsen Music. It becomes the 10th song to debut at No. 1 on Streaming Songs in 2018, and it's the second debut at No. 1 in just three weeks; Lil Wayne’s “Mona Lisa,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, started atop the Oct. 13-dated chart with 43 million streams.

Kodak Black previously rose as high as No. 2 on Streaming Songs, peaking there with “Tunnel Vision” in April 2017 after initially debuting at No. 5 the month before. “ZEZE,” however, marks his first appearance in the chart’s top 10 since “Vision,” though he’s appeared on the ranking multiple times since, most recently with “If I’m Lyin, I’m Flyin” (No. 35, Oct. 13).

The song is also Travis Scott’s first Streaming Songs leader (“Sicko Mode,” featuring Drake,” previously peaked at No. 2 in August), and it’s the first solo No. 1 for Offset, who previously scored a No. 5 hit with “Ric Flair Drip” alongside Metro Boomin in March. (Offset has, however, led Streaming Songs once before as part of Migos’ “Bad and Boujee” in January 2017.)

“ZEZE” marks the best individual streaming week for a song since the Sept. 29-dated charts, when Eminem’s “Killshot” (51.3 million) exceeded it.

The track also rules the On-Demand Streaming Songs chart, which includes only on-demand audio streams from subscription-based services, with 37.8 million total on-demand audio streams.

“ZEZE” concurrently bows at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 and at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

The song’s streaming debut was assisted in part by a social media challenge in which participants dance to the track.

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