Kent Jones reaches No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart (which blends airplay, sales and streaming), stepping 2-1 with his debut charting track “Don’t Mind.” The Florida native reaches the top of the list in its 13th week (chart dated Aug. 6). The climb ceases Desiigner‘s 15 uninterrupted weeks at the top with his breakout track, “Panda,” bumping it to No. 2. Since debuting on Hot Rap Songs on the May 14 chart (at No. 22), “Don’t Mind” rose to the No. 2 spot in its sixth charting frame, where it remained for seven consecutive weeks – while Desiigner’s “Panda” reigned.
“Don’t Mind” was streamed 12.6 million times in the U.S. in the week ending July 21 (up 3 percent, according to Nielsen Music), contributing 45 percent of points that determine its rank on the Hot Rap Songs chart. Airplay supplies 36 percent of points, with 81.6 million audience impressions in the tracking week ending July 24 (down 2 percent).
Jones, who is signed to DJ Khaled‘s We The Best label, is featured on his label head’s new album, Major Key, due out July 29. The newcomer will join Jadakiss, Fabolous, Fat Joe, and Busta Rhymes as the featured acts on Khaled’s “Don’t Play Yourself.”
Over on the Billboard Artist 100 chart, which measures the week’s most popular artists, Jones hops 32-29.
“Don’t Mind” simultaneously remains in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth straight week, rising 9-8, back to its peak position (originally met on the July 16 chart).
Logic’s Sales Boost: Elsewhere, Logic arrives at No. 2 on the sales-based Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with Bobby Tarantino (16,000 copies sold), three weeks after debuting at No. 16 on the all-genre consumption-based Billboard 200 chart. The set was originally released nearly exclusively through streaming services, before going on sale at major retailers on July 15. The influx of sales spurs a 38-12 jump on the Billboard 200, to a new peak (with 27,000 equivalent album units).
French Montana & Drake Arrive: Finally, French Montana scores the No. 27 debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, with “No Shopping,” featuring Drake. The track sold 21,000 downloads in its first week, earning a No. 10 debut on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Songs — Montana’s first top 10 debut as a lead act. The rapper’s forthcoming release, MC4, is due August 19.