Kendrick Lamar & Rihanna’s “LOYALTY.” Reaches #1 At Rhythmic Radio

One song featuring Rihanna dethrones another song featuring Rihanna.

Kendrick Lamar & Rihanna in LOYALTY | TDE/Interscope

A nail-biter of a rhythmic radio race ends in favor of Kendrick Lamar’s “LOYALTY. (featuring Rihanna).”

Up one place, “LOYALTY.” claims #1 on this week’s Mediabase rhythmic radio airplay chart. It seizes the throne from DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts (featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller),” which spent the past 8 weeks at #1.

“LOYALTY.” received ~5,843 spins during the September 10-16 tracking week (+364). “Wild Thoughts” garnered ~5,801 plays (-668).

Played ~5,206 times during the tracking period (+727), Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” rises one spot to #3. French Montana’s “Unforgettable (featuring Swae Lee)” falls one spot to #4 with ~4,794 spins (-339), while SZA’s “Love Galore (featuring Travi$ Scott)” holds at #5 with ~4,715 (+246).

Written by Brian Cantor

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