Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Hits No. 1 Spot In First Week

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As a result, Childish knocks Drake's "Nice for What" from the top spot to number two and also effectively ends Drizzy's reign of 15 weeks at number one on the Hot 100. This means it's Glover's highest charting song as Gambino, beating out the four-times platinum "Redbone", which peaked at No. 12.

It wasn't long before Childish Gambino's "This Is America" was unpacked and understood. The hip-hop artist's "This Is America" single has bumped Drake's "Nice for What" single from atop the Billboard Hot 100.


According to Nielsen Music, the Awaken, My Love! entertainer reportedly garnered 65.3 million USA streams for the hit record, with 68 percent of those streams counting from the music video. According to Nielsen Music, the track earned 65.3 million US streams and 78,000 downloads, enough to also secure the top spot on the Digital Song Sales chart. "This Is America" also sold 78,000 downloads within the first five days of its release. "Because of who Puff was and where he was going, he needed a release so he had no restraints filming this video", he continued. Donald Glover laid bare the conversations that are often being held outside of the music world, and delivered them through haunting imagery and in a form even White America couldn't ignore.

His latest film, "Solo", in which he plays a young Lando Calrissian, opens in theaters May 25 and is expected to be the No. 1 film that week.

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