Drake’s “Toosie Slide” Debuts At #1 On US Spotify & Apple Music Streaming Charts, Receives Substantial Pop, Rhythmic & Urban Airplay

“Toosie Slide” enjoyed a predictably mammoth first day.

Drake - Toosie Slide Video Screen (YouTube)

Making good on the common sense prediction, Drake’s “Toosie Slide” enjoyed a massive opening day in the market.

In addition to hitting the Top 5 on the US iTunes sales chart, the new single made a major splash on the streaming front. It ranked as Friday’s #1 song on US Apple Music and US Spotify. In the case of Spotify, the chart-topping explicit version amassed 2.251 million opening day streams in the US (the clean version received an additional 420K American plays, which are counted separately).

“Toosie Slide” meanwhile starts at #1 on the Global Apple Music chart and #2 on the Global Spotify listing.

Powered by “on the hour” airplay from numerous stations, “Toosie Slide” also posted big opening day numbers at pop, rhythmic and urban radio.

According to Mediabase, “Toosie Slide” closed Friday with 1,239 pop spins. It meanwhile received 575 rhythmic radio spins and 669 urban plays.

With those spin counts, “Toosie Slide” is #32 on the building Mediabase pop chart, #40 on the building Mediabase rhythmic chart and #44 on the building Mediabase urban chart. The building chart ranks songs based on airplay over the first six days of the March 29-April 4 tracking period.

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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