We assumed that Cardi B and her smash hit “Bodak Yellow” would finally pass Taylor Swift and her hit “Look What You Made Me Do” and top Billboard’s Hot 100 songs chart this coming week.
Taylor even dropped the price of her song on iTunes, which was obviously a wack move on her teams part to keep her single at number one. But in true royal rumble fashion another artist has come out of no where to crash the party. No one other than Dallas native Post Malone.
Post’s new single “Rockstar” with 21 Savage arrived last week, and showed us he aint no one trick pony. This is the lead single for sophomore album. Billboard is reporting it has a chance to debut on top of their Hot 100 songs chart thanks to massive streaming and sales numbers.
Billboard‘s calculations for the No. 1 song “blends streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music” and the projects of those metrics for all three records points to a tight race. The “Bodak” projections predict 35 million streams, 60 million radio impressions and 45,000 in sales while “Look” is on pace for 30 million streams, 75 million radio impressions and 45,000 in sales. However, “Rockstar” should come in with at least 40 million streams and 70,000 in sales, as well as what Billboard calls “a building first-week airplay sum.”
So it looks like it’s going to be a photo finish to the end. At the end of the day it’s a win for hip hop once again with most of Cardi and Post battling for the top spot on Billboard.