It’s a ‘Hot Girl Summer’ on the Hot 100!
Preceded with buzz as one of the most highly anticipated songs of the season, Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘Summer’ – which features Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign – shot to the top of iTunes just hours after its release (as we reported here). The favorable response on digital outlets was mirrored on streaming platforms over the course of the tune’s inaugural sales tracking week. Billboard reports:
“The single starts…with 24,000 downloads sold in the week ending Aug. 15, according to Nielsen Music. It also kicks off…with 25.4 million U.S. [streams] in the same period.
Radio airplay, similarly, has ignited at a rapid pace. “Summer” shoots 10.2 million in audience in the week ending Aug. 18, according to Nielsen Music.”
The result? Stallion’s ridden to the first top 20 hit of her career. Zooming past her previous personal best as a leading act, ‘Cash Sh*t (ft. Da Baby)’ (which peaked at #39), ‘Summer’ debuted at #11. And, with its anxiously awaited music video set to premiere soon, the song is a shoo-in for the top 10 in the coming weeks.
Could Megan and Minaj be riding to their first chart-topping hit? Time will tell. Until then, look inside to see who joins them in the top 25 of this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.’
Hot 100 This Week