Post Malone Replaces Himself at No. 1 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart


“Wow.” evicts “Sunflower,” as Post Malone becomes the 14th act to unseat himself in the chart’s 60-year history.

Post Malone knocks himself out of the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Wow.” rises 2-1 to replace “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse)” on the ranking dated April 6. “Sunflower,” a collaboration with Swae Lee, ruled for 11 nonconsecutive weeks and dips 1-2.

“Wow.” ascends following the first full tracking week of its new music video, released March 19. The clip helps the single climb to 35.4 million U.S. streams in the week ending March 28, according to Nielsen Music, a 15 percent jump from the prior frame. The rally helps “Wow.” rise 3-2 on R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs, a new peak.

The song retains its No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales for a third straight week thanks to 23,000 downloads in the week ending March 28.

“Wow.” also maintains its upward trajectory on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, rising 16-14 in its 11th week on the list. The track climbs 4 percent to 11.7 million in audience in the week ending March 31, according to Nielsen Music. “Wow.” ties “Psycho,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign, as Post Malone’s third-highest charting song on the radio ranking. The pair trail only “Rockstar,” featuring 21 Savage, which clocked two weeks at No. 1 in 2017 and “White Iverson,” which shot to No. 8 in 2015.

As “Wow.” eclipses “Sunflower” on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Post Malone becomes the 14th artist to oust himself from the top spot since the chart began in 1958. Last year, Travis Scott secured the 13th such exchange as “Sicko Mode” dethroned Kodak Black’s “ZEZE,” which features Scott and Offset. Among artists in lead roles on both tracks, Post Malone is the first to pull of a self-swap since Drake’s “Nice for What” gave way to “In My Feelings” last July.

Here’s a full rundown of artists who have successfully pulled the switch, including an unprecedented four by Drake.

Dinah Washington, July 25, 1960:
“A Rockin’ Good Way (To Mess Around and Fall in Love),” with Brook Benton replaced by “This Bitter Earth”

Freddie Jackson, Nov. 15, 1986:
“A Little Bit More,” with Melba Moore replaced by “Tasty Love”

Nelly, Aug. 24, 2002:
“Hot in Herre” replaced by “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland

JAY-Z, Aug. 16, 2003:
“Crazy in Love” (Beyonce featuring JAY-Z) replaced by “Frontin’” (Pharrell featuring JAY-Z)

50 Cent, April 16, 2005:
“Candy Shop,” featuring Oli replaced by “Hate It or Love It” (The Game featuring 50 Cent)

Alicia Keys, Jan. 5, 2008:
“No One” replaced by “Like You’ll Never See Me Again”

Drake, Feb. 26, 2011:
“Fall for Your Type” (Jamie Foxx featuring Drake) replaced by “Moment 4 Life” (Nicki Minaj featuring Drake)

Lil Wayne, July 26, 2011:
“Motivation” (Kelly Rowland featuring Lil Wayne) replaced by “I’m on One” (DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne)

Drake, Feb. 25, 2012:
“Make Me Proud,” featuring Nicki Minaj replaced by “The Motto,” featuring Lil Wayne

2 Chainz, Aug. 18, 2012:
“Mercy,” with Kanye West, Big Sean & Pusha T replaced by “No Lie,” featuring Drake

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, May 4, 2013:
“Thrift Shop,” featuring Wanz replaced by “Can’t Hold Us,” featuring Ray Dalton

The Weeknd, Oct. 3, 2015:
“Can’t Feel My Face” replaced by “The Hills”

Drake, Feb. 20, 2016:
“Work” (Rihanna featuring Drake) replaced by “Summer Sixteen”

DJ Khaled, July 29, 2017:
“I’m The One,” featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance the Rapper & Lil Wayne replaced by “Wild Thoughts,” featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller

Drake, April 21, 2018:
“God’s Plan” replaced by “Nice for What”

Drake, July 21, 2018:
“Nice for What” replaced by “In My Feelings”

Travis Scott, Nov. 3, 2018:
“ZEZE” (Kodak Black featuring Travis Scott & Offset) replaced by “Sicko Mode”

Post Malone, April 6, 2019:
“Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into The Spider Verse),” with Swae Lee replaced by “Wow.”