After a near miss several months ago, Doja Cat’s “Woman” breaks into the top 10 of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the first time. The single advances 11-9 on the list dated Feb. 12, fueled largely by radio airplay, one of three factors – along with sales and streams – that contribute to the chart.
With its ascent, “Woman” becomes Doja Cat’s sixth top 10 success on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Here’s a look at the now half-dozen collection:
Song Title, Artist (if other than Doja Cat), Peak Position, Peak Date
- “Say So,” featuring Nicki Minaj, No. 1 (two weeks), May 16, 2020
- “Streets,” No. 7, Feb. 13, 2021
- “Best Friend,” Saweetie featuring Doja Cat, No. 6, June 12, 2021
- “Ain’t Shit,” No. 10, July 10, 2021
- “You Right,” with The Weeknd, No. 2, Sept. 4, 2021
- “Woman,” No. 9 (to date), Feb. 12, 2022
“Woman” debuted on the chart in July 2021, and breaks into the top 10 in its 28th non-consecutive week on the list. The gap is the longest wait for any song since 2016, when Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” crossed the barrier in its 26th frame. “My Boo,” however, split its time over two chart runs – an initial 24-week stint in 1996, when it peaked at No. 18, and its return after its viral dance meme in 2016 that pushed it to a No. 10 high two decades later.
Among songs in their initial runs, “Woman” wraps the longest wait to hit the top 10 since Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe” required 36 weeks in 2013.
“Woman” advances thanks to its gains at pop and rhythmic radio. (All radio airplay, regardless of format, contributes to the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.) On the Pop Airplay chart, the single climbs 17-15 thanks to a 20% surge in plays in the week ending Feb. 6, according to MRC Data. On Rhythmic Airplay, meanwhile, it pushes 18-13 following an 18% boost in weekly plays in the same period. The dual improvements prompt “Woman” to capture the weekly Airplay Gainer honor on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.
Though airplay is the biggest driver, “Woman” also increases in sales and streams for the week. Streams rallied to 8.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending Feb. 3, according to MRC Data, up 12% for the week and enough to push the song to a new peak (5-4) on R&B Streaming Songs. Sales, meanwhile, reach 1,000 for same period, allowing for a No. 12 re-entry on R&B Digital Song Sales after having previously peaked No. 7.
“Woman” appears on Doja Cat’s latest studio LP, Planet Her. The album, released in June, posted three weeks at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and has remained within the chart’s top 10 each week since its debut.