As America confronts racial prejudice and support rallies behind the Black Lives Matter movement, numerous songs that address injustice, protest and the black experience have been making gains on digital platforms.
One notable example is Childish Gambino’s “This Is America,” which entered the Top 20 on the US iTunes sales chart Tuesday night.
The 2019 Grammy winner for Record and Song of the Year, “This Is America” is #19 as of press time at 9:50PM ET Tuesday night. Its last appearance inside the Top 20 was way back in May 2018 – the month of its release.
The song has also been re-establishing itself on Spotify; it was the platform’s #97 song in the United States on Monday and will potentially rise on Tuesday’s chart.