Chart Check [Hot 100]: Doja Cat Captures the Highest Solo Debut of Her Career with ‘Paint the Town Red’

Published: Wednesday 16th Aug 2023 by Rashad

Perusers of the refreshed Hot 100 are seeing red thanks to the impressive premiere of Doja Cat‘s latest single, ‘Paint the Town Red.’

The latest taste of new music set to line her forthcoming fourth studio album, the August 4-arrived tune was delivered after a particularly controversial period for the Hip Pop star – one that not only saw her slam her own work but later slam her own fans.

And while the lack of attention afforded to the ‘Red’ predecessor, ‘Attention,’ may have spelled worry for the remaining diehard Cat fans (once affectionately called #Kittens), ‘Red’ – by coloring Doja’s name in the topmost quadrant of the Billboard Hot 100 premiere with its debut – is seemingly reversing the concern.

Details inside.

Doja’s ‘Red,’ which samples Dionne Warwick‘s classic 1964 hit, ‘Walk on By,’ has already walked into the Hot 100’s top 20 in its inaugural week – marking the 12th time she’s visited the chart territory in her career.

Here are the numbers that powered the placement.

  • Streaming ≈ 13.9 million U.S.-based streams
  • Digital Downloads ≈ 2,500 sold
  • Radio Airplay ≈ 17.6 million audience impressions

Premiering at #15, the song not only comes as the week’s overall top debut but also the highest first-week mark Cat’s clawed to by her lonesome on the hitlist in her storied career.

While her previous solo best was the ‘Planet HER’ hit, ‘Ain’t Sh*t‘ (which premiered at #24 at the height of its popularity), her overall best remains the #9 arrival of Post Malone‘s ‘I Like You (A Happier Song).’

Look below to see who joined her on this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100’ edition.

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  1. Tash August 16, 2023

    I mean considering it’s probably one of only a handful of singles she’s released solo… you get where I’m going.

    • PussyPop$tre$$ August 16, 2023

      This couldn’t be further from true. most of doja’s hit singles are solo. she may have remixed them, but most of her hits are alone

      • Leo August 16, 2023

        Such as?

    • #TheTruth August 16, 2023

      Could be wrong… but I feel like it’s one of these songs that is going to fall on the charts super quickly.

  2. yup! August 16, 2023

    What a horrifying video

  3. MecostaDenada August 16, 2023

    This weird, demonic, bad spirit having h03. Congratulations 😒 I guess.

  4. Janét August 16, 2023

    Flop, I expect it to free fall next week rivaling her buddy Obesenicka.

  5. True Tea August 16, 2023

    You can thank the blowjob you gave Satan.

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