“Savage” zooms 53% in U.S. streams to 41.2 million streams in the tracking wee ending May 7, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. The rise is mostly attributed to the first full tracking week for a April 29-released remix of the track that added Beyonce.
With the No. 1 ascent of “Savage,” Megan Thee Stallion nabs her first Streaming Songs leader, exceeding the No. 6 debut and peak of “Hot Girl Summer,” with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign, in August 2019. For Beyonce, it’s her third leader, following Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” in January 2018 and her own “Drunk in Love,” featuring Jay-Z, in April 2014.
Megan Thee Stallion is the first solo woman to lead Streaming Songs as the lead artist since Mariah Carey, whose “All I Want for Christmas Is You” last ruled for four straight weeks between Dec. 14, 2019, and Jan. 4, 2020.
“Savage,” also posts gains in sales and airplay and ends up at No. 2 on the multi-metric Billboard Hot 100.