Post Malone & Swae Lee Hit Number 1 with Sunflower
Post Malone and Swae Lee’s new song “Sunflower” jumps on top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The ranking dated January 12th shows a climb from the number 2 spot to the top. This move secures the third number 1 for Malone following the 14-week reign of “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage. Furthermore, Post found himself on top originally with his track “Psycho” featuring Ty Dolla $ign. Most noteworthy, Swae Lee receives his first number 1 as a solo artist. However, as one-half of Rae Sremmurd he hit the top with “Black Beatles” featuring Gucci Mane for seven weeks in 2016-2017.
Additionally, “Sunflower” can be found on the soundtrack of the animated film Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse. The track makes a small move forward from 3-2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs with a 12 percent bump to 40.7 million U.S. clicks this week. These numbers are confirmed and reported by Nielsen Music. Especially relevant, it also retains its number 1 rank R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales for a fifth week. Despite an 8 percent drop to 40,000 sold, the song still reigns.
Post Malone Goes Pop
While “Sunflower” has yet to become dominant on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, the track is moving strong on rhythmic and pop formats. “Sunflower” pushes from 4-2 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart with a 6 percent jump in plays this week. Post Malone and Swae Lee find themselves at number 11 peak on Pop Songs for a third straight week while picking up 4 percent in weekly spins.
In relevant news for Post, the artist collects his 11th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as “Wow” jumps from 14-7 after its first full tracking week. Released on Christmas Eve as a surprise, the song shoots from 16-3 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs with 26.3 million plays, up 74 percent. Additionally, the track bumps 4-2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales with 24,000 despite being down 5 percent.