Miami duo City Girls tops Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart for the first time as “Act Up” jumps up 3-1 on the ranking dated July 6. The track takes over with help from a 15% swell in plays in the week ending June 30, according to Nielsen Music.
The hits have established City Girls, the duo of Caresha “Yung Mami” Brownlee and Jatavia “JT” Johnson, as a Rhythmic radio force in 2019. Beyond the aforementioned hits, the pair’s previous single, “Twerk,” featuring Cardi B, reached No. 13 in March. Fans of the Miami duo will also note their breakout role as uncredited vocalists on Drake’s “In My Feelings,” a four-week Rhythmic Songs leader last August-September.
As “Act” rules Rhythmic radio, the song looks to challenge for other airplay top honors in the near future. The single advances into the runner-up rank on Rap Airplay with a 3-2 boost, helped by a 7% jump in audience in the week ending June 30. It likewise gains one spot on the on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart (4-3), despite a 2% dip to 20.5 million in audience in the same tracking period.
“Act” also holds at the No. 2 position on the plays-based Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop ranking, with virtually a level amount of week-over-week plays.
On the all-genre Radio Songs chart, “Act” lifts 27-22 through a 7% climb to 36.3 million in audience. The gain grants the duo its first credited appearance in the upper half of the 50-position list.