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Jack Harlow Flies ‘First Class’ to No. 1 on Billboard Sizzling 100

Jack Harlow‘s “First Class” takes flight in type, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 songs chart.

The one begins as Harlow’s second Sizzling 100 chief and first on his personal, in addition to his first to debut at No. 1, after Lil Nas X’s “Business Child,” with Harlow, ascended to the summit for per week in October 2021.

“First Class” – which interpolates Fergie’s 2007 two-week Sizzling 100 No. 1 “Glamorous,” that includes Ludacris – soars in with the most important streaming week tallied this yr.



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The observe additionally marks the second tune to debut at No. 1 on the Sizzling 100 in 2022; Harry Kinds’ “As It Was” bounded in on prime per week earlier, with the yr’s earlier finest weekly streaming complete, and ranks at No. 2 in its second week.

The Sizzling 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and gross sales information. All charts (dated April 23, 2022) will replace on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 19). For all chart information, you possibly can observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram.

“First Class” was launched April 8 on Technology Now/Atlantic Information, after Harlow initially teased it on Instagram March 31. The tune, which additionally went viral on TikTok forward of its official premiere, previews the 24-year-old Louisville, Ky.-born rapper’s second full-length, Come Dwelling the Youngsters Miss You, due Might 6. The set follows his LP Thats What They All Say, which debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 albums chart in December 2020, in addition to his seven-song launch Candy Motion, which reached No. 20 in July 2020.

(Harlow can also be set to star in a remake of the 1992 sports activities comedy White Males Can’t Bounce, within the position initially portrayed by Woody Harrelson. “We acquired a traditional to do justice to,” Harlow instructed Billboard of the movie on the Grammy Awards on April 3.)

“First Class” turns into the 1,136th No. 1 within the Sizzling 100’s 63-year historical past, and the sixtieth to enter on prime.

Streams, airplay, & gross sales: “First Class” punches its ticket to the highest of the Sizzling 100 with 54.6 million streams, 4.1 million radio airplay viewers impressions and 10,600 downloads offered within the April 8-14 monitoring week, in response to Luminate, previously MRC Information.

The observe opens at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, the place it’s Harlow’s second chief (after “Business Child,” for 2 weeks final August and October), with the perfect streaming week achieved in 2022. It lands the most important body since Drake’s “Manner 2 Attractive,” that includes Future and Younger Thug, roared in with 67.3 million atop the Sept. 18, 2021, survey. (“First Class” narrowly surpasses Taylor Swift’s “All Too Effectively [Taylor’s Version],” which drew 54.4 million in its first body, as mirrored on the Nov. 27, 2021, chart, and Adele’s “Simple on Me,” which ran up 53.9 million in its first full week, because it topped the Oct. 30, 2021, tally.)

“First Class” additionally bows at No. 1 on Digital Music Gross sales, marking Harlow’s second chief (once more, after “Business Child,” for per week final October), whereas effervescent beneath Radio Songs.

Harlow’s second No. 1: “First Class” follows “Business Child,” with Lil Nas X, as Harlow’s second Sizzling 100 No. 1. The latter debuted at No. 2 on the Aug. 7, 2021, chart and rose to the highest of the Oct. 23 tally.

Harlow provides his third Sizzling 100 prime 10. His debut entry, “Whats Poppin,” that includes DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, climbed to No. 2 in July 2020.

(In the meantime, beforehand launched Come Dwelling the Youngsters Miss You observe “Nail Tech” rebounds 58-40 on the Sizzling 100, up 43% to 9.5 million streams, good for prime Streaming Gainer honors. It debuted at its No. 18 excessive on the March 5 chart.)

Fergie was ‘First’: “First Class” interpolates Fergie’s “Glamorous,” which grew to become her second of three Sizzling 100 No. 1s, all from her debut solo album The Dutchess, for 2 weeks starting on the March 24, 2007, chart. (She additionally made three journeys to the summit as a member of The Black Eyed Peas in 2009-10.)

“First Class” is the primary Sizzling 100 No. 1 to transform one other tune – in addition to a former chief – since Drake’s “Manner 2 Attractive,” which dominated the Sept. 18, 2021, chart in its debut week; the latter reimagines Proper Mentioned Fred’s “I’m Too Attractive,” which reigned for 3 weeks in February 1992.

‘First’ issues first: “First Class” is the fourth Sizzling 100 No. 1 with, aptly, the phrase “first” in its title. Right here’s an up to date rundown, with the … first … having led simply over 50 years in the past:

“First Class,” Jack Harlow, one week to-date at No. 1, starting April 23, 2022
“The First Night time,” Monica, 5 weeks, starting Oct. 3, 1998
“The First Time,” Floor, two weeks, starting Jan. 26, 1991
“The First Time Ever I Noticed Your Face,” Roberta Flack, six weeks, starting April 15, 1972

Head of the ‘Class’ at R&B/hip-hop, rap: “First Class” additionally lifts off atop the Sizzling R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Sizzling Rap Songs charts, which use the identical multi-metric methodology because the Sizzling 100. Harlow earns his second No. 1 on every rating, after “Business Child” dominated for 18 and 19 weeks, respectively, starting upon its debut final August.

Harry Kinds’ “As It Was” descends to No. 2 on the Sizzling 100 following its chart-topping launch. It additionally dips to No. 2 on Streaming Songs (32.3 million, down 26%) and 2-5 on Digital Music Gross sales (7,800, down 24%), whereas leaping 19-14 on Radio Songs (33.8 million, up 25%), because it wins the Sizzling 100’s prime Airplay Gainer award; it prices 14-9 on the Pop Airplay chart and 17-10 on Grownup Pop Airplay.

Glass Animals’ “Warmth Waves” retreats 2-3 after 5 weeks atop the Sizzling 100. The observe provides a sixth week at No. 1 on Radio Songs (63.4 million, up 1%), whereas ruling the multi-metric Sizzling Rock & Different Songs and Sizzling Different Songs charts for a thirtieth week every.

Latto’s “Large Vitality” slip to No. 4 from its No. 3 Sizzling 100 finest, because it turns into her first Pop Airplay No. 1; Think about Dragons and JID’s “Enemy” holds at its No. 5 Sizzling 100 excessive; and The Child LAROI and Justin Bieber’s “Keep” backtracks 4-6, after seven weeks at No. 1. “Keep” turns into the primary title within the Sizzling 100’s historical past to have spent its first 40 weeks on the chart all within the prime 10.

Kodak Black’s “Tremendous Gremlin” drops 6-7 on the Sizzling 100, after reaching No. 3; Doja Cat’s “Lady” retains at its No. 8 finest, because it leads the multi-metric Sizzling R&B Songs chart for a seventh week; and Justin Bieber’s “Ghost” falls 7-9 on the Sizzling 100, after hitting No. 5.

Rounding out the Sizzling 100’s prime 10, Lil Nas X’s “Thats What I Need” holds at No. 10, after hitting No. 8, because it concurrently turns into his first No. 1 on Grownup Pop Airplay.

Once more, for all chart information, you possibly can observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated April 23), together with the Sizzling 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (April 19).

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