Its the song that has inspired countless think pieces and shows no signs of slowing down. Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” debuted Saturday night during his SNL stint and broke the internet. Days after doing so, it looks like he’s also headed for a number one debut, his first, on Billboard next week.
According to building Nielsen Music data, the song, released, along with its official video, should draw over 50 million U.S. streams in the tracking week, along with over 8 million in radio airplay audience and 60,000 downloads sold.
With these numbers, Gambino could potentially be dethroning Drake’s “Nice For What,” which has spent the past 4 weeks at number one.