BlocBoy JB’s Billboard Hot 100 top 10 debut with “Look Alive” isn’t his only impressive feat on the Feb. 24-dated Billboard charts. His first charting song, which features Drake, also debuts at No. 2 on Streaming Songs and On-Demand Streaming Songs, one of the top debuts ever by an artist with their debut title.
The song starts at No. 2 on Streaming Songs with 34 million streams earned in the week ending Feb. 15, according to Nielsen Music. Of those streams, 24.1 million are from on-demand audio services, which allows it to debut at No. 2 on On-Demand Streaming Songs. On both tallies, Drake is at No. 1 with his own track, “God’s Plan.”
With “Look Alive’s” No. 2 debut on Streaming Songs, BlocBoy JB becomes one of just five artists to launch their first charting single in the top two of the chart, which began in 2013. He’s also the first since ZAYN, whose first One Direction-less release “Pillowtalk” started at No. 1 on the Feb. 20, 2016-dated ranking. The others? Soko (“We Might Be Dead Tomorrow,” No. 1, March 29, 2014), Pentatonix (“Little Drummer Boy,” No. 2, Dec. 21, 2013) and Baauer (“Harlem Shake,” No. 1, March 2, 2013).
That list is even shorter on the On-Demand Streaming Songs ranking, which began in 2012, with Zayn (“Pillowtalk,” No. 1, Feb. 20, 2016) and Charlie Puth (featured on Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again,” No. 1, April 25, 2015) the only other artists to debut their first charting song in the top two.
Meanwhile, Drake becomes the latest artist to rank at both Nos. 1 and 2 on Streaming Songs, thanks to “God’s Plan” reigning at No. 1. Most recently, Justin Bieber did so as a featured artist on both Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito” and DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” (June 3-10, 2017 and July 1, 2017).