Kanye West has plenty to smile about, but we’re not sure fans of his latest collaborators will be too happy.
The latest iteration of the Billboard Hot 100 is here and tells a compelling story.
See what we mean below…
Following the long-awaited release of Ye’s 10th album ‘Donda,’ the controversial rapper went on to bulldoze streaming records and place the 27-song set at #1 on the Billboard 200 with the year’s biggest sales opening.
Two of the most talked-about tracks – ‘Hurricane (ft. The Weeknd & Lil Baby)’ and ‘Jail (ft. JAY-Z & Francis + The Lights)’ – have garnered the most streams and ultimately scored West two spots in the top 10 of the Hot 100.
‘Hurricane’ launches at #6 fuelled by seismic US streams of 29 million, while ‘Jail’ opens at #10 – powering past the competition with Stateside streams of 24.2 million.
But there’s a twist.
Because the contributions to both tracks were uncredited, it’s solely West named on the chart and ultimately the history books.
It’s safe to say that both Abel and Hov aren’t likely to be losing sleep, given the gargantuan nature of their individual success. However, one has to wonder why they went uncredited in the first place.