Kanye West hits Hot 100 for 82nd Time
Kanye West has scored his first Billboard Hot 100 as a lead artist since 2016. “Ye vs. The People” featuring T.I. has debuted at number 85 on the chart dated May 12th. Furthermore, the song arrives with 7.4 million streams in the U.S. and 12,000 downloads sold last week. According to Nielsen Music, this drove the songs number 32 entrance on the Digital Song Sales Chart. Worth noting, the track has also earned 4.7 million radio audience impressions thus far. “Ye vs. The People” gives Kanye West his 82nd Hot 100 entry. As a result, the ninth-most in the chart’s 59-year history. However, it is West’s first since his feature on Drake’s “Glow”. That song peaked at number 54 in April 2017. “Ye” is Kanye’s first Hot 100 entry as a lead since “Fade in October 2016.
Despite being the center of negative controversy from time to time, Kanye West has found himself in the Hot 100 many times. His first appearance was in November of 2003 with “Through the Wire”. The song peaked at number 15 in February of 2004. However, a week later West would land his first of four number 1 records as featured with Jamie Foxx on Twista’s “Slow Jamz”. At the moment, Kanye only trails artists such as Drake, Lil Wayne, Elvis Presley, Jay-Z, James Brown, Chris Brown, and Nicki Minaj. Most noteworthy, the most appearances of all time are held by the Glee Cast with 207.
Artists Charting Besides Kanye West
As a result of featuring on “Ye Vs. the People,” T.I. has charted in the Hot 100 for the 56th time. This is his first since “About the Money” featuring Young Thug which reached 42 on November of 2014. Nicki Minaj has found herself in the Hot 100 88 times, extending her record among women. Her most recent appearance is featuring on Post Malone’s “Ball for Me” as it hits number 16 on the chart. Other artists worth mentioning are Migos and Drake who are holding strong at number 18 on the Hot 100. Previously having reached number 10 with “Walk It Talk It” becoming Migos’ fourth top 10. As a result, this is Drake’s 24th. However, Drake did receive his 25th a week later with “Nice for What” which debuted at number 1.