N.E.R.D & Rihanna’s “Lemon” Reaches #1 At Rhythmic & Urban Radio

“Lemon” jumps to #1 on two different radio airplay charts this week.

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Last week, N.E.R.D & Rihanna’s “Lemon” was #4 on the Mediabase rhythmic and urban radio airplay charts.

This week, it soars to #1 on both listings.

— It tops the rhythmic chart thanks to its ~5,292 tracking period spins. This week’s count bests last week’s mark by 371 plays.

Its closest rhythmic radio competition comes from Miguel’s “Sky Walker (featuring Travi$ Scott).” That song, which was #1 last week, falls to #2 this week. It received ~5,178 spins during the January 28-February 3 tracking period (-252).

Down one place, Kendrick Lamar’s “LOVE. (featuring Zacari)” earns #3 with ~4,761 spins (-226).

Post Malone’s “rockstar (featuring 21 Savage)” drops one spot to #4 with ~4,654 (-278), while a spin count of ~4,460 (-2) lifts Migos’ “MotorSport (featuring Nicki Minaj & Cardi B)” up one place to #5.

— “Lemon” concurrently received a format-leading ~4,771 tracking week spins at urban radio (+318).

“LOVE. (featuring Zacari)” rises to #2 with ~4,686 plays (-25).

G-Eazy’s “No Limit (featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B)” dips one spot to #2 with ~4,681 (-217), while “Sky Walker” climbs one place to #4 with ~4,529 (+264).

After spending two weeks at #1, “MotorSport” drops to #5 on this week’s urban chart. It posted a tracking period play count of ~4,428 (-556).

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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