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Young Thug & Gunna’s ‘Ski’ Challenge Sends Song to Top Triller U.S. No. 1

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Young Thug and Gunna attends Slime Language 2 #1 Album Event at Annette's Chop House on April 26, 2021 in Atlanta.

The song breaks out at No. 1 in its second week on the chart.

Young Thug and Gunna’s viral hit “Ski” finds its way to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Triller U.S. chart, crowning the list dated May 8.

The Top Triller U.S. and Top Triller Global charts highlight the biggest songs on Triller based on a formula blending the amount of views of videos containing a respective songs, the level of engagement with those videos and the raw total of videos uploaded featuring each song, according to Triller. Data for the charts is represented on a Friday-Thursday tracking week, with the latest period running April 23-29.

“Ski” is somewhat tailormade for success on the Top Triller U.S. chart; upon its April 16 release, the song began to be featured in user-generated clips for the #skichallenge, whose participants included Drake, Chris Brown and many more.

“Ski” rises to No. 1 in its second week on the tally after debuting at No. 2 May 1. The biggest Triller upload of the week for the song came courtesy of Young Thug himself, a clip of Italian soccer player Moise Kean participating in the challenge. According to Triller, the video has racked up 267,000 plays since being uploaded April 22.

Concurrently, “Ski” earns 12.9 million U.S. streams on streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube and more in the April 23-29 tracking week, which places it at No. 38 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its second frame on the survey after debuting at No. 18. It's featured on the album Slime Language 2, which drops to No. 2 on the Billboard 200 after debuting at No. 1.

The song ranks at No. 3 on Top Triller Global, meanwhile, where it trails new No. 1 “Veere Kadh De” by India’s Sarthak Kalyani and Swagat Rathod.