Hip Hop Single Sales: Eminem & Ed Sheeran Take Over The #1 Spot With "River"

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Eminem comes out at #1 on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart for the second time since Revivals announcement, but this time it’s for his single with Ed Sheeran, “River.” SZA’s Ctrl single “The Weekend” shot up to #10 from #28, earning this week’s biggest gain and A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” earns the week’s second-biggest gain, landing at #14 on the chart ending December 21, 2017.

This week, #1 belongs to Eminem, while Post Malone — who has long dominated the top spot with the 21 Savage-assisted “Rockstar” — has been set back to #2.

Eminem & Ed Sheeran’s “River” Hits #1

Eminem featured pop singer (and occasional rapper) Ed Sheeran on his Revival single “River” and since the project’s release, the song has gone #1. “River” has sold 64,028 in digital downloads so far.

Revival debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

SZA’s “The Weekend” Breaks Into The Top 10

SZA’s platinum-selling single “The Weekend” has hit #10 on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart. The popular single off her Grammy Award-nominated album Ctrl shot up the charts 168 percent and sold 13,691 in digital downloads for a total of 120,770 in sales. The visual for “The Weekend,” directed by Solange, was released on December 21.

SZA earned HipHopDX’s 2017 Year End Award for Best R&B Album of the Year for Ctrl and Best R&B Single for “Love Galore.”

A$AP Ferg’s “Plain Jane” Makes Huge Jump Up The Charts

“Plain Jane” is a single off A$AP Ferg’s second mixtape Still Striving, which has made huge strides on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart, climbing from #26 to #14.

“Plain Jane” has accumulated 11,539 in digital sales for a total of 79,043 records to date. That’s a 106 percent jump from the previous week.

The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 12/21/2017

The number in bold indicates this week’s sales, while the number in parentheses represents the total number of digital singles sold.

#1. Eminem f. Ed Sheeran — “River” — 64,028

#2. Post Malone f. 21 Savage — “Rockstar” — 54,394 (714,726)

#3. NF — “Let You Down” — 23,275 (136,879)

#4. G-Eazy f. Halsey — “Him & I” — 20,414 (86,643)

#5. Lil Pump — “Gucci Gang” — 17,846 (167,985)

#6. Post Malone — I Fall Apart16,758 (243,514)

#7. G-Eazy f. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B — “No Limit” — 15,989 (209,604)

#8. Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” — 15,049 (688,104)

#9. Migos f. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B — “MotorSport” — 14,647 (120,785)

#10. SZA — “The Weekend” — 13,691 (120,770)

Source: Hip Hop DX