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Kanye West & XXXTentacion’s ‘True Love’ Debuts in Top 5 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

The song, originally on 'Donda 2,' debuts after its wide release on digital retailers and streaming services.

Kanye West and the late XXXTentacion score a top 10 debut on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “True Love” starts at No. 5 on the list dated June 11. The song was originally on West’s Donda 2 album, which was released in February exclusively on West’s stem player device. It was then distributed widely on streaming services and digital retailers via Bad Vibes Forever/Columbia Records on May 27, one day after an XXXTentacion documentary, Look at Me, premiered on Hulu.

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In addition to its Donda 2 appearance, “True Love” is expected on XXXTentacion’s upcoming Look at Me: The Album, due Friday (June 10). The set is the third posthumous release from the rapper-singer, who was murdered in 2018.

For its first widely available week, “True Love” earned 12.7 million official U.S. streams in the week ending June 2, according to Luminate, and opens at No. 4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart. It also sold 3,000 downloads in the same period, enough to begin at No. 6 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales. Radio airplay generated 1.8 million in U.S. radio audience.

On individual airplay charts, the rhythmic sector pays the biggest chart dividends. On Rhythmic Airplay, “True Love” debuts at No. 34. The song also appeared on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay list, with a No. 40 start last week, but falls off the list in its second week.

“True Love” gives West his 39th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and his 19th of those to debut in the region. The superstar’s 39 top 10s ranks eighth on the all-time list, which Drake leads with 101 top 10s in his career.

For XXXTentacion, “True Love” secures the fifth top 10 for the late rapper/singer. Here’s a look at his top 10 collection on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs:

Song Title, Artist (if other than XXXTentacion), Peak Position, Peak Date

  • “Sad!,” No. 1 (one week), June 30, 2018
  • “Moonlight,” No. 9, July 7, 2018
  • “Don’t Cry,” Lil Wayne featuring XXXTentacion, No. 4, Oct. 13, 2018
  • “Bad!,” No. 7, Nov. 24, 2018
  • “True Love, with Kanye West, No. 5 (to date), June 11, 2022

Elsewhere, “True Love” debuts at No. 4 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and at No. 22 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.