Will Megan Thee Stallion‘s ‘Savage’ trot to the top two weeks after a stunning defeat in the race to the Hot 100 finish line?
Based on current projections, the answer is a strong…”maybe.”
See what we mean inside:
As we reported here last Monday (May 11), Stallion’s ‘Savage’ enjoyed a massive sales and streaming boost thanks to an assist from fellow Houstonian Beyoncé – a combo that helped run the remix all the way to #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Albeit a contextual win as it marked the highest rung a Meg song’s reached to date, the runner-up placement was undoubtedly a disappointment for the rapper’s fans as they pointed to ‘sales padding’ by competitors Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj as the reason for the upset.
Cat and Minaj’s victory was short-lived, however, as it was undone this week by Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande‘s historic charity single, ‘Stuck With U’ (click here to read more on that) – a tune that used even more unconventional tactics to land the top spot.
With next week’s top songs’ respective sales counts to exclude any majorly padded figures (i.e. single bundling, etc.), industry analysts suggest ‘Savage’ could bound to #1 if it can outpace previous placeholder ‘Blinding Lights’ by The Weeknd.
Hours away from the final count (which ends tonight at 11:59p EST), Meg and Bey fans have begun corralling for increased sales and streaming of the J. White Did It-produced bop. The hiked activity could be just what’s needed to close the point-gap between them and Weeknd (which is currently outperforming ‘Savage,’ ‘Stuck With U,’ and ‘Say So’ on real-time iTunes charts as of time of this report).
While we await the official word from Billboard, if the prediction above rings true Grande and Bieber will pencil themselves in history books for one of the largest drops from #1 ever (following The Weeknd and The Scotts).
Now, who said Savage was over? It was dropping? All the shoulda, coulda, wouldas lol…chile, I tried to tell ya’ll…let songs build…and Stuck With U can build too, and will build…now, Abeleesha might top them next week, but Meg & Bey ain’t thru! 😂
Stream Say So Remix y’all
I predicted this a week ago. We had to give the Queen her first Number 1 hit with say so but we all know which one is the real hit.
Savage was supposed to be Number 1 anyways not Say So and the song has no Music video accompanying it.
Blinding lights will have to step aside this time cos chile, ain’t nobody got time for Abel on this gawd awful quarantine.
Btw, where the f is Gooba???? All that hoopla just to have her song plummet, chile!
All that hoopla and BOOGAR debuted at #3 😂 Tekasheesha didn’t even have a CHANCE chile 🤣 Plus, the song is DREADFUL 😂
Stuck with u- number 11
Gooba- number 9
U see what happens when u scam ur way to the top, u fall HARD.
You have bad taste, I’m pulling for The Weeknd. The No. 1 spot is about quality not trash. 🙂
I have bad taste, says the person who likes an Arianna Grande bieber collaboration that nobody’s knows
OMG! No. 15!!!! What will Ariana and Justin do? No. 15…..the end of it all…..Oh, lord pray because No. 15 is now considered low on the Hot 100. 🙂
Rolling Stone also has a Top 100 that doesn’t even factor in radio (which was 177,000 for Takeeshereeshaheeka and 26 million for the POP ICONS). But guess what was No. 1?
I love it!!! 🙂 Cry some more please. Pretty please.
I don’t like any member of Fifth Harmony. Yeah I said it. 🙂
No one knows about? If that was the case why were you so pressed last week and still today?
Pressed about a song that was scammed into the number one spot? NAH
Some are predicting stuck with u will fall to number 15.
Just visited both Meghan and The Weeknd’s official sites to see that they too have physical copies bundled with digital singles and merchandise bundled with albums. And there is NOTHING wrong with it as your fans have to want to buy it! But blame it on the white people right? SAD!!!!
Poor white people
White people are marginalised and persecuted
Life Is so hard for white people
I’m surprised u categorize ariana as white
Cause her fans think she’s a black woman.
Ariana is a talented Italian woman like Madonna and Lady Gaga. But of course they label them as “white” in the USA. I support the exceptional talents of all three (and with my money). 🙂 Talent is colorblind to me. All I see is talent, not race. My ears don’t lie. They never do. 🙂
And your taste in Rap music is horrible until you prove otherwise. I was birthed in the golden era of hip hop. I won’t apologize for not liking takeeshesha. 🙂
So tired of both Savage and Say So already and it isnt even summer yet. Sheeesh…its gonna be a long one.
I hope I’m wrong but I don’t think it’s hitting #1. It’s ok tho. A lot of classic songs got stuck at #2. I’m thinking Work It was one of Missy’s biggest moments as an artist and it never got past #2. This song will bring Megan the accolades she deserves
As predicted stuck wit you a charity single nobody outside of those two Stan bases bought or even knew the lyrics to caused all that controversy only to fall out the top 10 completely? 🤦🏽♀️ This is so embarrassing. As for 69 once the novelty of trolling has worn off he doesn’t have much of a career left. Billboard is officially a joke no artist worth their weight would take chart placements seriously anymore.
Yet they do especially the commenters
On this site. They act like if you don’t have a number one or aren’t in top 20 then the Musca/artist is a flop
Hopefully, Meghan and Bey deserve it (Meghan especially as It’ll be her first + it’s a good song and remix).
Drop a damn video for it. even if its animated given this time of social distancing.
This is so awesome
Where is Camickys MOM remix? Oh. Never mind…..
Will this ticket bundles be forfeited ? Crickets each time I ask 😂😂😂😂😂
Chile, My Flop My is SO DONE 😂 Everybody has their FEETZ on Cammy’s NECK in 2020 🤣 She can’t catch a break!
Lies it will not go number 1 it’s gonna fall more this week doesn’t have a lot of AirPlay
Come thru Jay-Z with your 6 black cards! Get beyonce back into #1
Go j pay for that no1
I am not surprised. In fact, I was shocked to hear that Justin and Ari went #1 with that song. It’s nothing I’d put on repeat personally. Love Grande but smh. She lucked up with that.
It’s not going #1. TGJ knows that. It was just a way for them to click bait us yet again by putting bey in a new headline for today. Smh.