Well, that was fun while it lasted.
After two weeks of holding Drake‘s megahit, ‘Nice for What,’ at bay with his socially conscious tune, ‘This Is America,’ actor-singer-rapper Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) has ceded the Hot 100’s top spot back to the Canadian rapper.
With a handsome combo of streaming, radio airplay, and downloads to thank for the accomplishment, Drizzy’s return to the tally’s perch has granted its fifth non-consecutive week (having spent four of them from its debut until its dethronement by Gambino).
Drake’s “Nice,” released on Young Money/Cash Money/Republic Records, dips 2-3 on the Streaming Songs chart, down 8 percent to 36.8 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 24, according to Nielsen Music. It tumbles 3-10 on Digital Song Sales, with a 10 percent decline to 23,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 24, while backtracking 6-7 on Radio Songs, but with a 2 percent lift to 78.9 million in all-format airplay audience in the week ending May 27.
Check back later when we do our weekly Hot 100 segment, ‘Chart Check,’ to see who joins Drizzy and Gambino in the top 25 this week.