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.
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.