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Juice WRLD’s ‘Lucid Dreams’ Hits No. 1 On the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Juice WRLD earns his first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts as "Lucid Dreams" climbs 3-1 on both rankings.

Juice WRLD celebrates his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Lucid Dreams” climbs 3-1 on the list dated Oct. 6. The track makes an identical move to also crown the Hot Rap Songs chart for the first time.

“Dreams” advances as it retakes the No. 1 position on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart and (all-genre Streaming Songs chart) for a second total week. The track gained 5 percent to 41.6 million U.S. clicks in the week ending Sept. 27, according to Nielsen Music.


Radio airplay also fuels the song’s ascent on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs, though its popularity derives more from its pop and rhythmic success than through R&B and hip-hop channels. “Dreams” ranks at No. 13 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay tally, and dips 5 percent to 15.5 million in audience in the week ending Sept. 30, according to Nielsen Music. The track, however, bumps 10-9 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart (63.9 million in audience), helped by its performance with pop and rhythmic audiences; “Dreams” steps 3-2 on Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as it grows 6 percent in weekly plays and concurrently enters the top 10 of the Pop Songs airplay chart thanks to a 15 percent jump in plays in the week.

“Dreams” also rebounds 7-5 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales despite a 5 percent clip to 11,000 sold in the week ending Sept. 27, per Nielsen Music.

“Dream’ Deferred” As “Dreams” hits No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in its 20th chart week, it becomes only the 18th No. 1s – of 1,029 leaders dating to the chart’s creation on Oct. 20, 1958 – to require at least that much time to arrive at the penthouse. Prior to “Dreams,” Rihanna’s “Needed Me” was the last-such No. 1, finally touching the top in its 32nd week on the list.

Here’s a running tally of the songs that have taken the longest time to reach No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:

Weeks Needed to Hit No. 1, Song Title, Artist, Peak Date
43, “Step in The Name of Love,” R. Kelly, Dec. 6, 2003
35, “All of Me,” John Legend, May 17, 2014
32, “Needed Me,” Rihanna, Sept. 24, 2016
31, “You,” Lloyd featuring Lil Wayne, Feb. 17, 2007
30, “There Goes My Baby,” Usher, Aug. 14, 2010
29, “Snap Yo Fingers,” Lil Jon featuring E-40 & Sean Paul of the YoungBloodZ, July 29, 2006
28, “Lights, Camera, Action!,” Mr. Cheeks, March 2, 2002
26, “Love on Top,” Beyonce, March 10, 2012
22, “Promise,” Jagged Edge, March 31, 2001
22, “Spotlight,” Jennifer Hudson, Oct. 25, 2008
22, “Can’t Hold Us,” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis featuring Ray Dalton, May 4, 2013
21, “The Second Time Around,” Shalamar, Feb. 16, 1980
21, “Double Dutch Bus,” Frankie Smith, July 18, 1981
20, “Fannie Mae,” Buster Brown, April 18, 1960
20, “Love of My Life (An Ode to Hip Hop),” Erykah Badu featuring Common, Dec. 28, 2002
20, “Slow Down,” Bobby Valentino, May 7, 2005
20, “Run It!,” Chris Brown, Nov. 19, 2005
20, “Lucid Dreams,” Juice WRLD, Oct. 6, 2018

“Dreams” appears on Juice WLRD’s debut full-length album, Goodbye & Good Riddance, which debuted at No. 10 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has remained in the top 10 through its first 19 weeks on the list.