Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Hits No. 1 Spot In First Week

Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Hits No. 1 Spot In First Week

"This Is America" dethrones Drake from the top spot in the process.

"This Is America" will handily top Childish's other highest topping song, "Redbone", of his last album, Awaken, My Love! Drizzy has spent last 16 weeks in a row on top of the chart - 11 weeks with "God's Plan" and 4 weeks with "Nice For What".

Donald Glover (aka Childish Gambino) has his first No. 1 song.

During his panel talk at Red Bull's Music Festival New York Director's Series, Williams compared Gambino's controversial video with his own "Hate Me Now" visual starring Nas and Diddy (or Puffy at the time).

Since its May 5 release, Childish Gambino's deeply symbolic "This is America" video had the internet buzzing over its cultural significance, sparking debate and political conversation across blogs and social media.


Here's the deets: the song received 65.3 million USA streams for its opening week, and 78,000 downloads sold with a 9.4 million radio airplay audience.

The video was released ahead of what he has announced will be his final album, set for release later this year.

The track also topped Billboard's weekly chart of digitally downloaded songs with 78,000 downloads.

Donald Glover is setting himself up to be the star of the summer.

His latest film, "Solo", in which he plays a young Lando Calrissian, opens in theaters May 25 and is expected to be the No. 1 film that week.

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