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Megan Thee Stallion & Beyonce’s ‘Savage’ Surges to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100

Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” featuring Beyoncé, bounds from No. 5 to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. The track, which previously reached a No. 2 high after the arrival of its Beyoncé remix, becomes Megan Thee Stallion’s first Hot 100 leader and Beyoncé’s seventh.

Plus, DaBaby’s “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, reaches the Hot 100’s top five, rising 8-4, and hits No. 1 on the Streaming Songs chart.

Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated May 30) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (May 27).

“Savage,” released on 1501 Certified/300 Entertainment, is the 1,102nd No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 61-year history.

No. 1 in sales: “Savage” concurrently climbs 4-1 on the Digital Song Sales chart, up 55% to 30,000 downloads sold in the week ending May 21, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, good for the Hot 100’s top Sales Gainer award.

The song was on sale in a variety of physical/digital combination offerings during the tracking week, including autographed CD and vinyl copies put up for purchase in Megan Thee Stallion’s webstore beginning May 15. Consumers could purchase CD and vinyl singles, each with a digital download; the download would be sent to consumers upon purchase, with physical versions due to arrive at a later date.

Megan Thee Stallion earns her first Digital Song Sales No. 1, while Beyoncé adds her eighth (the eighth-best total in the chart’s archives).

“Savage” holds at No. 2 on Streaming Songs with 30.5 million U.S. streams, down 8%, in the week ending May 21. The track led the list dated May 16, after its Beyoncé remix arrived April 29; contributing to its latest weekly total, a new animated video for the song premiered May 21.

The track rises 11-8 on the Radio Songs chart with 53.7 million audience impressions in the week ending May 24, becoming Megan Thee Stallion’s first top 10 and Beyoncé’s 18th (breaking her out of a seven-way tie for the fifth-most top 10s in the chart’s history).

 

 

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