Desiigner's 'Panda' Dethrones Rihanna's 'Work' for #1 Spot on Billboard Hot 100


You may have JUST realized that the man behind that insanely catchy “Panda” song is NOT Future, but the song earned newcomer Desiigner his first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

via Billboard:

Desiigner‘s debut hit “Panda” pounces to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated May 7). The Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, New York rapper halts the nine-week reign of Rihanna‘s “Work,” featuring Drake, and brings an American act to No. 1 on the Hot 100 after a record 41-week streak of leaders by foreign artists.

“Panda,” released on imprint G.O.O.D. Music (founded by Kanye West) and label Def Jam, darts 2-1 on the Hot 100. It spends a second week atop the Streaming Songs chart, with 35 million overall U.S. streams (up 23 percent), in the week ending April 21, according to Nielsen Music. Approximately two-thirds of the track’s Hot 100 points are from streaming, with the highest share (43 percent) of its streams from non-Vevo YouTube views, as no official video for the track has yet been released; an official clip is in the works, according to Def Jam.

“Panda” pushes 4-2 on Digital Songs (113,000, up 30 percent) and 32-27 on Radio Songs (43 million, up 26 percent). It spends a third week at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart and rises 2-1 to top Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

The shade is that Future doesn’t have a Billboard Hot 100 #1.

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