One of the most closely followed Billboard Hot 100 races in a while ends in favor of Doja Cat’s “Say So (featuring Nicki Minaj).”
Benefiting largely from the success of the remix (which earns Minaj a formal chart credit), “Say So” jumps five places to #1 on this week’s chart. It becomes the first Hot 100 leader for both artists.
“Say So” concurrently rises to #1 on the Billboard Digital Song Sales chart, #2 on the Radio Songs chart, and #4 on the Streaming Songs listing.
Billboard clarifies that while the remix contributed the lion’s share of sales and streams (and thus earns Minaj credit on the overall Hot 100, plus streaming and sales component charts), the solo Doja Cat version garnered the majority of airplay. All radio listings, therefore, will continue to credit Doja Cat exclusively.
Chart fans and analysts expected this week’s race to come down to “Say So” and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage (featuring Beyonce),” and they were right. The latter rises two spots to #2 as the Beyonce remix enjoys its first full week in the market.
The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” falls one spot to #3 this week, while Drake’s “Toosie Slide” slides one rung to #4. Roddy Ricch’s “The Box” holds at #5.
— Elsewhere in the Top 10, Drake’s “Pain 1993 (featuring Playboi Carti)” starts at #7.
— Travi$ Scott & Kid Cudi’s “THE SCOTTS,” which topped last week’s chart, drops to #12 this week.