Kanye West’s “Hurricane” from Donda at #1

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Kanye West’s Hurricane is #1 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip Hop chart. The song leads a group of songs from his DONDA album that dominates the chart. The album is also topping on a corresponding album chart.

Hurricane features The Weekend and Lil Baby and is Ye’s 8th number one on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop songs. It is also his first in six years, the last one being his 2015 feature with Rihanna and Paul McCartney on ‘FourFiveSeconds.’

2nd Most Streamed Jam

Hurricane had 29 million streams on the week ending September 2nd according to data from MRC. It was the second most-streamed jam of any genre, only behind Justin Bieber and The Kid Laroi’s hit “Stay.”

In other charts, Hurricane hit the top spot on Hot Rap Songs and #6 on Billboard’s Hot 100’s all-genre tracks.

“Hurricane” Tied record with Drake

The track puts Ye on a record tie of seven top 10 simultaneous hits on the chart. ‘Hurricane’ tops the list while ‘Jail’ comes in at #3, ‘Off the Grid’ at #4, ‘Ok Ok’ at #5 ‘Junya’ at #6, ‘Moon’ at #7, and ‘Praise God’ at #10. Drake’s ‘Scorpion’ album in 2018 had a similar output of seven concurrent tracks in the top ten.

Kanye’s also makes a noteworthy achievement as a producer. In addition to the four mentioned songs that are on the top five, he is also credited as a producer on the #2 track “Industry Baby” which features Lil Nas X and Jack Harlow. That gives Mr. West a sweep of the top five.

He Dominates Other Charts

Kanye dominates even outside the top 10. A dozen of his Donda tracks sum up to make it 19 songs in the top 50 Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs.

In addition to his Hurricane’s achievement, the DONDA album debuted at #1 in the top R&B/Hip Hop albums chart. It was Kanye West’s 10th album to do so.

Kanye has been busy lately and it has really paid off.

Written by: Jessica Sommerfield

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