Toosii’s ‘Favorite Song’ Reaches Top 10 of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart
The TikTok-fueled hit has surged in streaming in the last few weeks and has begun to impact radio.
Toosii achieves his first top 10 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Favorite Song” jumps 12-7 on the list dated April 1. The rapper’s hit continues to rapidly improve in streaming performance in recent weeks, tracing to its viral strength on the TikTok social media platform. (Though TikTok plays don’t contribute to the Billboard charts, exposure on the platform aids in awareness of songs and helps generate streams through services like Apple Music, Spotify and Amazon Music.)
“Favorite Song,” released on SouthCoast/Capitol Records, cracks the top 10 barrier largely thanks to its 18.4 million official U.S. streams in the week ending March 23, according to Luminate, up 29% from 14.3 million in the prior week. For the second straight week, “Favorite Song” wins the weekly Streaming Gainer prize on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for the largest streaming increase among the chart’s 50 titles. The track also improves 5-3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart for a new peak and races 18-8 on the corresponding all-genre Streaming Songs chart.
In addition to the streaming haul, “Favorite Song” posted gains in radio airplay and sales, the other two metrics that inform the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The cut sold 1,500 copies in the same period (a 31% weekly increase) and rises 19-16 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart, and registered 3.4 million in radio audience impressions in the latest tracking week, up 120% from the previous frame. Airplay derives chiefly from the R&B/hip-hop and rhythmic formats: “Favorite Song” debuts at No. 34 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart after a 64% gain in plays in the tracking week. On Rhythmic Airplay, it moves 37-29 in its second week following a 93% surge in weekly plays.
As “Favorite Song” ascends, Toosii captures his first top 10 on his third Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart appearance. His first entry, “Love Cycle,” with Summer Walker, peaked at No. 44 in February 2021, while his second visit, “Love Is…,” managed a No. 33 best in July 2022.
Elsewhere, “Favorite Song” advances 5-3 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and pushes 36-21 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100. On the latter, it also nabs the Streaming Gainer award. The Hot 100 appearance was a major highlight for the rapper, who called his Hot 100 debut “the biggest accomplishment of my career so far” in a TikTok post.
The TikTok platform has been instrumental to the success of “Favorite Song.” After the track’s release in February, it became a viral hit on the social media app, thanks to both the original and its sped-up version. Between them, the two renditions have soundtracked more than 847,000 clips.