In the identical week of his 21st birthday on Feb. 11, Khalid claims his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Songs airplay chart as “Better” rises 2-1 on the chart dated Feb. 16. The monitor ascends by a 6 % increase in performs within the week ending Feb. 10, in response to Nielsen Music.
The singer-songwriter beforehand reached as excessive as No. 2 on the checklist with “Love Lies,” a duet with Normani. The collaboration parked within the runner-up spot for 2 weeks final July.
Beyond its new Rhythmic coronation, “Better” additionally breaks into the highest 10 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with a 12-10 stride. It’s Khalid’s fourth single to succeed in the tier, following breakout hits “Location” (No. eight) and “Young, Dumb & Broke” (No. eight), in addition to a shared featured billing with Alessia Cara on Logic’s “1-800-273-8255” (No. 2).
“Better” makes the transfer due to features in gross sales, streams and radio airplay. The monitor holds at No. 5 on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales with a three % rise to 9,000 downloads offered within the week ending Feb. 7, in response to Nielsen Music. It retains its No. 19 rank on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, with a 2 % leap to 15.6 million clicks in the identical interval.
Though “Better” has but to enter the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, the tune ascends 21-17 on the all-genre Radio Songs checklist and improves 9 % to 44 million in radio viewers within the week ending Feb. 10.
Moreover, “Better” retains its No. 1 displaying on the Hot R&B Songs chart for a fifth straight body.