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21 Savage’s ‘A Lot’ Leaps on Hot 100, Hits Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Top 5

21 Savage's "A Lot" vaults from No. 26 to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Feb. 16), reaching a new peak, powered by gains in all chart metrics (streaming, sales and airplay) after the…

21 Savage‘s “A Lot” vaults from No. 26 to No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Feb. 16), reaching a new peak, powered by gains in all chart metrics (streaming, sales and airplay) after the song’s official video premiered Feb. 1, the first day of the chart’s streaming and sales tracking week.

Also a part of his profile last week, he was detained by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in Atlanta Feb. 3. Officials claimed that 21 Savage (full name: Shéyaa Bin Abraham-Joseph) is a citizen of the United Kingdom and that his visa expired in 2006. After spending nine days behind bars, he was granted bond and is scheduled to be released today (Feb. 13).

In the tracking week ending Feb. 7, “A Lot” soared by 79 percent to 32.2 million U.S. streams and by 114 percent to 7,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music. The track rises 17-7 on the Streaming Songs chart and debuts at No. 30 on Digital Song Sales. It also grew by 7 percent to 18.6 million radio audience impressions.

On the Hot 100, the song ties the rapper’s 2017 single “Bank Account” as his highest-charting solo single. His top-charting title overall, Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” on which he’s featured, spent eight weeks at No. 1 beginning that October. “A Lot” becomes 21 Savage’s fourth top 20 hit; his other, via his featured turn on Cardi B’s “Bartier Cardi,” reached No. 14 in January 2018.

21 Savage has charted 31 songs on the Hot 100, dating to his debut entry “X,” with Metro Boomin and featuring Future, in October 2016. It reached No. 36 that December.


Meanwhile, “A Lot” vaults 13-5 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and 12-5 on Hot Rap Songs, becoming his fifth and sixth top 10 on the tallies, respectively. On the former, he ties his best solo rank, first reached by “Bank Account.” On the latter, “A Lot” is a notch shy of his solo best; “Bank Account” hit No. 4.