The latest viral dance craze, @iHeartMemphis’ “Hit the Quan,” took only four weeks to reach the top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. It climbs 15-8 (chart dated Sept. 12), with airplay, digital sales and streaming numbers up across the board. Over on the Billboard Hot 100, it bounds 41-23 in its second charting week.
Aiding in its arrival into the top 10, the song was streamed 9.8 million times in the U.S. during the latest tracking week (ending Aug. 28), a 64 percent increase (according to Nielsen Music). Nearly 87 percent of streams stem from YouTube views, where numerous users have uploaded clips dancing to the track.
“Hit the Quan” sold 33,000 downloads during the tracking week ending Aug. 28 (up 15 percent). It jumps 13-7 on Rap Digital Songs, earning its best sales peak yet.
The rapid rise of the track sparks the rapper’s debut on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, which ranks the top artists across all genres by music consumption and social metrics, where he arrives at No. 70.
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