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Summer Walker Scores First Billboard Hot 100 Hit With ‘Girls Need Love,’ With Drake

Atlanta-based R&B singer-songwriter Summer Walker notches her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, as her single "Girls Need Love," with Drake, debuts at No. 87 (on the chart dated March 9).

Atlanta-based R&B singer-songwriter Summer Walker notches her first entry on the Billboard Hot 100, as her single “Girls Need Love,” with Drake, debuts at No. 87 (on the chart dated March 9).

Originally released last year on her debut album, Last Day of Summer, Drake hopped on a new version of the track that was released Feb. 10.

The song debuts with 8.1 million U.S. streams (up 115 percent) and 3,000 downloads sold (up 431 percent) in the week ending Feb. 28, according to Nielsen Music. It also surged by 49 percent to 4.9 million in radio airplay audience in the week ending March 3.


“Girls” became Walker’s first Billboard chart hit when it debuted on Hot R&B Songs in October. This week, it hits a new high at No. 6. The track concurrently debuts at No. 42 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and rises 48-35 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, while Walker vaults to a new peak on the Emerging Artists chart (45-23).

Meanwhile, Drake adds his 193rd Hot 100 entry, extending his mark for the most among soloists. Among all acts, only the Glee Cast has tallied more (207).