Lil Pump notches a banner week as his self-titled debut album enters at No. 2 on both Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and Top Rap Albums charts (dated Oct. 28) with 46,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending Oct. 12, according to Nielsen Music.
As with several rap releases this year, streaming plays a crucial role in the high debut. In Lil Pump’s case, 38,000 of his 46,000 units came from on-demand audio streams, which translates into 56.8 million streams of tracks from the album’s 15 songs.
The streaming influx also pays dividends for individual songs, including Lil Pump’s most successful song to date, “Gucci Gang.” The tune jumps to a new peak on Hot Rap Songs with a 12-9 move, spearheaded by a 27 percent spike in weekly U.S. streams to 20.8 million plays. The activity triggers an 11-6 rush on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs while it seizes the list’s Greatest Gainer award.
In addition, two more album tracks, “Boss” and “D. Rose,” debut on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs at Nos. 40 and 48, respectively.
‘Crew’ Clicks: Also on Hot Rap Songs, Goldlink’s “Crew,” which features Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy, glides 11-10, becoming the first top 10 hit for all three acts.
The “Crew” momentum is strongest at radio as it bullets at No. 5 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay and claims 25 million in format audience in the week ending Oct. 15, up 4 percent. The collaboration also builds at Rhythmic radio, moving 17-16 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart with a 7 percent bump in weekly spins.
Khalid’s ‘Location?’ — No. 1: Meanwhile, Khalid takes the crown on the Adult R&B Songs airplay chart as “Location” steps 2-1 in its 17th charting week. The cut marks the R&B newcomer’s first leader on the chart as it records a 7 percent gain in plays.
“Location” enjoys a warm reception across the radio spectrum, concurrently lifting 10-7 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with a 20 percent rise in audience to 18 million for the week, enough for the chart’s Greatest Gainer prize.
21 to 10: As 21 Savage ascends to the pinnacle of the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs via his feature on Post Malone’s “Rockstar,” the hitmaker achieves a first at radio: His “Bank Account” hits the top 10 of R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with an 11-10 bump. The track notches 16 million in audience for the week, a gain of 5 percent.
“Rockstar” meanwhile, rides 24-19 on the chart with a 33 percent surge in weekly audience to 12 million.