Kanye West Secures First Hot 100 No. 1 In 13 Years With 'Carnival,' Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Kanye West Secures First Hot 100 No. 1 In 13 Years With 'Carnival,' Featuring Ty Dolla $ign

After an absence of 13 years, Kanye West, also known as Ye, makes a triumphant return to the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 with his collaborative track ‘Carnival,’ featuring Rich the Kid and Playboi Carti. This achievement follows the song’s debut at No. 3 in late February, trailing behind Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” and Jack Harlow’s ‘Lovin On Me.’ Kanye West’s ‘Carnival’ has been steadily gaining traction, dominating streaming platforms and leading the TikTok Top 50 songs list.


Kanye West’s ‘Carnival’ Defies Controversies

Despite controversies surrounding Kanye West’s behavior, ‘Carnival’ and its accompanying album “Vultures” have maintained a strong presence in the Top 10 since their release on February 9th. This milestone marks West’s fifth No. 1 single in the decade and his first since his feature on Katy Perry’s ‘E.T.’ in 2011. Notably, Kanye West becomes the sole rapper to achieve No. 1 hits in three separate decades, with his first chart-topper dating back to 2004 with ‘Slow Jamz’ alongside Twista and Jamie Foxx.

In the past tracking week, ‘Carnival’ garnered 34 million streams and received four million radio audience impressions in the United States, according to data from Luminate. Meanwhile, ‘Vultures’ maintains a strong position at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart with nearly 53,000 equivalent album units sold.

Morgan Wallen’s 2023 album ‘One Thing at a Time’ continues its dominance, spending its 19th (nonconsecutive) week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, setting a new record for the most weeks atop the chart for a country album. Wallen’s album leads with the equivalent of 68,000 units sold, including 90 million streams and 2,000 album copies.

Familiar Faces Dominate Billboard 200 And Hot 100 Top 10

The rest of the Billboard 200’s Top 10 features familiar faces such as Taylor Swift, Noah Kahan, Drake, SZA, Zach Bryan, and Travis Scott, with the latter’s Grammy-nominated album ‘Utopia’ climbing to No. 10 from its previous No. 17 spot. On the Billboard Hot 100, Teddy Swims’ ‘Lose Control’ holds steady at No. 2, followed by Harlow’s ‘Lovin On Me’ at No. 3 and Benson Boone’s “Beautiful Things” at No. 4. Beyoncé, Tate McRae, Bryan with Kacey Musgraves, SZA, Doja Cat, and Swift round out the Top 10.

While no significant new releases are shaking up the charts this week, the rankings are expected to shift with the highly anticipated debut of Ariana Grande’s new album ‘Eternal Sunshine,’ which already broke Spotify’s record for the most-streamed album in a single day in 2024 on March 9th.

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