DJ Khaled's "I'm the One," featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper and Lil Wayne, blasts in at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart (dated May 20), becoming the first chart-topper for featured guests Bieber, Chance and Migos' Quavo as a soloist. Khaled scores his second crowning hit, following 2011's "I'm on One," which reigned for 11 weeks, while Lil Wayne collects his milestone 10th topper.
As previously reported, the new single debuts atop the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, where it nets Khaled, Quavo, and Chance the Rapper their first No. 1 apiece. Bieber earns his fourth and Lil Wayne, his second.
"One" is only the 15th single to debut at the top spot on the 58-year old Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs tally, and second this year; Kendrick Lamar's "Humble." roared in at No. 1 on the April 22-dated ranking. As on the Hot 100, the entrance for "One" marks the first time that five individually credited acts have appeared on a Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs No. 1.
The contributing factors fueling the song's arrival include 53.9 million U.S. streams in the tracking week ending May 4, according to Nielsen Music, sparking its No. 1 launch on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs. The song's April 28 release was accompanied by a music video, which drew 19.8 million streams on YouTube in its first frame. Spotify also contributed a sizeable portion of the song's total streams for the week (16.2 million).
The star-filled collab sold 171,000 downloads in its first week, concurrently prompting its No. 1 entrance on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, with the survey's highest weekly sales in a year, since Prince's death drove 282,000 downloads of "Purple Rain" (May 14, 2016). On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, "One" ranks at No. 45 with 4 million genre audience impressions.
So far, pop and rhythmic radio are driving airplay for "One," which arrives as the top debut on the all-format Radio Songs chart at No. 33 (35 million in overall audience). On the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, "One" surges in at No. 19, earning the Hot Shot Debut and Greatest Gainer tags, and is the highest start for every act on the track. Notably, Lil Wayne extends his record for the most Rhythmic chart hits to 92. On Pop Songs, "One" is the Greatest Gainer at No. 20.