Jack Harlow’s “First Class” takes off in style, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 song chart.
The single begins as Harlow’s second Hot 100 leader and first single, as well as his first to debut at No. 1, after Lil Nas X’s “Industry Baby,” featuring Harlow, soared to the top for a while. week in October 2021.
“First Class” — which interpolates Fergie’s 2007 Hot 100 No. 1 “Glamorous,” featuring Ludacris — soars with the biggest streaming week on record this year.
The track also marks the second song to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2022; Harry Styles’ “As It Was” took over a week earlier, with the highest weekly streaming total of the previous year, and ranks second in its second week.
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“First Class” was released on April 8 on Generation Now/Atlantic Records, after Harlow originally teased it on Instagram on March 31. The song, which also went viral on TikTok ahead of its official premiere, previews Louisville, 24, Ky.-born rapper’s second album, Go home, you miss the kidsscheduled for May 6. The set follows its LP That’s what they all saywhich debuted and peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 album chart in December 2020, as well as its release of seven songs Gentle actionwhich reached #20 in July 2020.
(Harlow is also set to star in a remake of the 1992 sports comedy white men can’t jump, in the role originally played by Woody Harrelson. “We have a classic to do justice,” said Harlow Billboard of the film at the Grammy Awards on April 3.)
“First Class” becomes the 1,136th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s 63-year history and the 60th to top.
Broadcasts, distribution and sales: “First Class” places its ticket at the top of the Hot 100 with 54.6 million streams, 4.1 million radio audience impressions and 10,600 downloads sold during the April 8-14 tracking week, according to Luminate, formerly MRC Data.
The track opens at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, where it’s Harlow’s second-highest lead (after “Industry Baby,” for two weeks last August and October), with the best streaming week achieved in 2022. It lands the biggest frame since Drake’s “Way”. 2 Sexy,” featuring Future and Young Thug, roared with 67.3 million atop the September 18, 2021 survey. (“First Class” narrowly tops Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well” [Taylor’s Version]”, which drew 54.4 million in its first image, as evidenced by the graph of November 27, 2021, and “Easy on Me” by Adele, which increased by 53.9 million in its first full week, as it passed October 30, 2021, countdown.)
“First Class” also bowed to No. 1 in digital song sales, marking Harlow’s second leading spot (again, after “Industry Baby,” for a week last October), while bubbling under Radio Songs.
Harlow’s second No. 1: “First Class” follows “Industry Baby,” featuring Lil Nas X, as Harlow’s second Hot 100 No. 1. The latter debuted at No. 2 on August 7, 2021, and rose to the top on October 23. pointing.
Harlow adds his third Hot 100 top 10. His first entry, “Whats Poppin”, featuring DaBaby, Tory Lanez and Lil Wayne, climbed to No. 2 in July 2020.
(Meanwhile, previously published Go home, you miss the kids track “Nail Tech” rebounds 58-40 on the Hot 100, up 43% to 9.5 million streams, good for top Streaming Gainer honors. It debuted at its high of No. 18 on the March 5 chart.)
Fergie was “first”: “First Class” interpolates Fergie’s “Glamorous,” which became her second of three Hot 100 No. 1s, all from her debut solo album The Dutchfor two weeks from the March 24, 2007 chart. (She also made three trips to the top as a member of the Black Eyed Peas in 2009-10.)
“First Class” is the first Hot 100 No. 1 to rework another song — as well as a former frontman — since Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy,” which topped the Sept. 18, 2021 chart in its first week; the latter reinvents Right Said Fred’s “I’m Too Sexy”, which reigned for three weeks in February 1992.
‘First of all: “First Class” is the fourth Hot 100 No. 1 with, fittingly, the word “first” in its title. Here’s an updated recap, with the… first… having led just over 50 years ago:
“First Class,” Jack Harlow, one week so far at No. 1, from April 23, 2022
“The First Night”, Monica, five weeks, from October 3, 1998
“The First Time”, Surface, two weeks, from January 26, 1991
“The first time I saw your face”, Roberta Flack, six weeks, from April 15, 1972
Leader of the ‘Class’ in R&B/hip-hop, rap: “First Class” also topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same multimetric methodology as the Hot 100. Harlow earned its second No. 1 on each chart, after “Industry Baby” has dominated for 18 and 19 weeks, respectively, since debuting last August.
Harry Styles’ “As It Was” drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100 after its chart-topping debut. It also dips to No. 2 on streaming songs (32.3 million, down 26%) and 2-5 on digital song sales (7,800, down 24%), while jumping 19 at 14 on radio songs (33.8 million, up 25%), as it won the Hot 100 Airplay Gainer; it charges 14-9 on Pop Airplay chart and 17-10 on Adult Pop Airplay.
Glass Animals’ “Heat Waves” slips back 2-3 after five weeks atop the Hot 100. The track adds a sixth week to No. 1 on Radio Songs (63.4 million, up 1%), while dominating the multi-metric Hot Rock & Alternative Songs and Hot Alternative Songs charts for a 30th week each.
Latto’s “Big Energy” Slips to No. 4 on His Best No. 3 Hot 100, as It Becomes His First Pop Airplay No. 1; Imagine Dragons and JID’s “Enemy” Rank No. 5 on the Hot 100; and “Stay” by The Kid LAROI and Justin Bieber come back 4-6, after seven weeks at No. 1. “Stay” becomes the first track in Hot 100 history to spend its first 40 weeks on the chart , all in the top 10 .
Kodak Black’s “Super Gremlin” loses 6-7 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 3; Doja Cat’s “Woman” Remains at No. 8 Best as It Leads Hot R&B Songs Multi-Metric Chart for Seventh Week; and Justin Bieber’s “Ghost” falls 7-9 on the Hot 100, after reaching No. 5.
Completing the Hot 100 top 10, Lil Nas X’s “Thats What I Want” sits at No. 10, having hit No. 8, as it simultaneously becomes his first No. 1 on Adult Pop Airplay.
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