Los Angeles-based rapper Blueface (real name: Jonathan Porter) makes his first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Jan. 26), as “Thotiana” debuts at No. 75.
Blueface drew buzz beginning last year thanks in part to his high-pitched voice, which fans have likened to cartoon character Courage the Cowardly Dog. A series of memes took off on YouTube, with clips of his music soundtracking the cartoon.
“Thotiana,” released on Blueface/Fifth Amendment/eOne, also debuts at No. 35 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and marks Blueface’s first track to reach a Billboard chart. It bows with 10.4 million U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads sold in the tracking week ending Jan. 18, according to Nielsen Music.
Blueface also scales the Billboard 200 albums chart, as his debut mixtape Famous Cryp jumps 162-108, up 30 percent to 8,000 equivalent album units earned.
He concurrently ranks at No. 34 on the Emerging Artists chart (after reaching No. 33 a week ago).