Ella Mai's 'Trip' Hits No. 1 On Rhythmic Songs Airplay Chart


Ella Mai earns her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “Trip” ascends Three-1 on the rating dated Dec. 20. The monitor advances with a 5 p.c leap in performs within the week ending Dec. 16, based on Nielsen Music.

Mai’s solely different earlier Rhythmic Songs hit, breakout single “Boo’d Up,” topped out at No. Three in July.

Beyond its new Rhythmic coronation, “Trip” continues its domination on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, the place it leads for an eighth consecutive week. As “Boo’d Up” dominated for a staggering 16 weeks earlier this yr — the longest run of any track by a feminine artist within the chart’s historical past — Mai has landed 24 weeks at No. 1 in 2018, the very best calendar yr displaying by any girl and second solely to Lil Wayne’s 30-week output in 2011.

On the Adult R&B Songs airplay listing, “Trip” skips 6-Three and picks up a 12 p.c surge in weekly performs.

Radio features assist “Trip” retain its No. 1 standing for an 11th straight week on the Hot R&B Songs chart, which blends airplay, streaming and gross sales downloads. The airplay rally offsets declines in streaming, as “Trip” suffers a Three p.c drop to 15.5 million U.S. clicks within the week ending Dec. 20 and falls Three-5 on R&B Streaming Songs after having beforehand reigned for 11 frames.

Sales, too, slip barely, with the monitor pulling four,000 downloads in the identical interval, a 6 p.c dip, although it features Three-2 on the R&B Digital Song Sales tally. “Trip” beforehand led the listing for six weeks.

“Trip” and “Boo’d” each characteristic on the British singer-songwriter’s eponymous debut full-length album. The set, launched in October, opened at No. 1 on the Top R&B Albums chart and has posted three nonconsecutive weeks on the summit.