Lil Tecca Earns First Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart With ‘Ran$om’


Lil Tecca earns his first top 10 hit on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Ran$om” ascends 11-10 on the list dated Aug. 3.

Streams do much of the heavy lifting for the song on the chart, which combines U.S. sales, streams and radio airplay data. “Ran$om” hikes 8-5 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart through 28.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending July 25, according to Nielsen Music, up 13% from the prior weekly tracking period. The boost in streams helps the song claim the chart’s weekly Greatest Gainer prize.

The song likewise shows gains in both sales and radio airplay. “Ran$om” debuts on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales ranking with a No. 25 showing thanks to 2,000 downloads in the week ending July 25, a weekly boost of 17%.

Though “Ran$om” has yet to dent the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, the single has gained strong traction at the Rhythmic radio format. The track jumps 30-23 in its third week on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart, spurred by a 42% surge in plays in the week ending July 28, according to Nielsen Music.

In addition to cracking the top-10 barrier on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, “Ran$om” enters the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time with a 23-19 bump. The tune also rises 9-8 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, a new peak in its seven weeks on the survey.

Increased attention surrounding “Ran$om” helps Lil Tecca attain a new best on the Billboard Artist 100 chart with a 98-72 rally. Elsewhere, the 16-year-old rapper claims his third week in the top five on Billboard’s Emerging Artists chart, though he backtracks 3-5 on the latest ranking.