“Calling My Phone” debuts at No. 1 with 34 million U.S. streams in the Feb. 12-18 tracking week, according to MRC Data.
It’s the first No. 1 on Streaming Songs for both acts. Lil Tjay’s previous history included a pair of top 10s as a featured artist (Polo G’s “Pop Out,” No. 3, June 2019, and Pop Smoke’s “Mood Swings,” No. 6, August 2020), while the No. 28-peaking “F.N” was his top result as a lead artist (October 2019). 6lack’s previous best, meanwhile, was his song “Pretty Little Fears,” featuring J. Cole, which peaked at No. 43 in September 2018.
Of the three songs to reach No. 1 on Streaming Songs for the first time in 2021, two are by artists new to the summit, with Lil Tjay joined by Olivia Rodrigo, whose “Drivers License” reigned for four weeks beginning in January.
The song was initially teased on social media, particularly TikTok, in late 2020 before its eventual release, contributing in part to its career-best start for both artists.