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Childish Gambino Scores First Number 1 Single

Childish Gambino Scores First Number 1 Single

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

The track ends Drake's 15-week reign at the top of the charts - Nice for What was number one for four weeks after God's Plan ruled for 11.

It's also debuted at number one on Billboard's Hot R&B /Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs, marking Gambino's first #1 on both of those charts as well.

Check out the music video below.

"This Is America" is Childish Gambino's first release on RCA Records.

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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.

Likewise, this single is dominating Digital Song Sales with 78,000 downloads sold over the course of the same tracking period.

Canadian YouTube star Nicole Arbour took to Twitter to post her own "women's edit" version of Glover aka Childish Gambino's powerful video, in a move that prompted a number of negative comments from fellow social media users. The video, which dropped alongside the song, has been responsible for much of its success, as the Hiro Murai-directed visuals delivered stark images of dancing and violence, exploring the senselessness and commoditization of black violence in America.

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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