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Yung Gravy’s ‘Betty (Get Money)’ Charges Into Hot 100 Top 40 & Hot Rap Songs Top 10

The song, which samples Rick Astley's 1988 smash "Never Gonna Give You Up," marks new highs for Yung Gravy.

Yung Gravy rolls to his first top 10 on Billboard‘s Hot Rap Songs chart as “Betty (Get Money)” darts from No. 12 to No. 9 on the list dated Sept. 3. The track concurrently climbs 45-39 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, where Yung Gravy similarly reaches the top 40 for the first time, with his first entry on the ranking.

The song’s chart gains stem from improvements in the streaming and radio airplay sectors. The single registered 8.2 million U.S. official on-demand streams in the week ending Aug. 25, according to Luminate, a 3% boost from the previous week. Following the uptick, “Betty” re-enters the Rap Streaming Songs chart at No. 11, after reaching No. 5, and rebounds 43-37 on the overall Streaming Songs chart, two spots short of its No. 35 best.

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Radio airplay is strongest in the pop and rhythmic formats, with “Betty” ascending 20-18 on the Pop Airplay chart and repeating at the same rank on the Rhythmic Airplay list. (All radio airplay, regardless of format origin, contributes to titles’ ranks on the Hot Rap Songs chart.) On the former, the two-spot climb is owed to a 14% increase in plays on reporting U.S. monitored mainstream top 40 stations in the week ending Aug. 28. On the latter, “Betty” registered a 7% improvement in weekly plays on chart panelists.

In addition to those formats, “Betty” debuts on Rap Airplay at No. 24 with a 16% swell in audience listenership for the week. Likewise, the track enters the all-genre Radio Songs list at No. 48, with a 21% surge to 12 million audience impressions in the week ending Aug. 25.

Although he has charted multiple sets on both the all-genre Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums since June 2019, 26-year-old rapper Yung Gravy, whose real name is Matthew Hauri, is earning his major breakthrough with “Betty.” The tune went viral on TikTok shortly after its July release, with many clips parodying the rapper’s white coat and retro fashion choices. Plus, the song borrows prominent elements of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up,” which, in addition to being viral hit of its own via Rickrolling videos and other Internet parodies, was itself a major success, topping the Hot 100 for two weeks in March 1988.

Gravy performed “Betty” during the pre-show for Sunday’s 2022 MTV Video Music Awards and made a viral red-carpet appearance with Addison Rae’s mom Sheri Easterling as his date. Any gains from his VMAs appearance would affect next week’s charts.