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Monday, January 13, 2020

Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ Tops Billboard Hot 100

Posted by Unknown on 2:12 PM

Roddy Ricch has the No. 1 song and album in the country.

The Compton rapper tops the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with “The Box,” which rises from No. 3. The song earned 68.2 million U.S. streams and 11,000 downloads in the week ending Jan. 9.

“The Box,” which is also No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, appears on Ricch’s debut studio album, Please Excuse Me for Being Antisocial, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 last month and returns for a second week with 97,000 equivalent album units.

Ricch is the first artist to top the Hot 100 and Billboard 200 simultaneously since Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” and their soundtrack to A Star Is Born in March 2019.

Additionally, his Mustard collaboration “Ballin'” rises 12-11 on the Hot 100, while “High Fashion” featuring Mustard enters the top 40 at No. 35.

Justin Bieber’s comeback single “Yummy” debuts at No. 2 with 29.3 million streams and 71,000 downloads, becoming Bieber’s 17th Hot 100 top 10. Meanwhile, his Dan + Shay collaboration “10,000 Hours” climbs 9-5, making him the first artist with two concurrent top five Hot 100 singles since Post Malone’s “Goodbyes” and “Circles” in September.

Despite losing the No. 1 spot, it was no hard feelings from Bieber, who congratulated Ricch on his first No. 1 hit. “Thanks everyone. So thankful. #yummy,” he tweeted. “@RoddyRicch You had to go and make a banger smh! Haha ur the man!! Love the song!! congrats on your first #1!! Everyone go stream #thebox.”

Elsewhere in the top 10, Post Malone’s “Circles” drops to No. 3 after three nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1. Lizzo’s “Good as Hell” falls 6-8, Arizona Zervas’ “Roxanne” slides 5-9, and Selena Gomez’s “Lose You to Love Me” remains at No. 10.


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