Hip Hop Single Sales: Bruno Mars & Cardi B's "Finesse" Remix Makes Top 5 Debut

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Bruno Mars’ “Finesse (Remix)” featuring Cardi B has debuted at #5 on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales charts for the week ending January 4, while Kendrick Lamar’s Teddy Walton-produced single “LOVE.” featuring Zacari now sits at #2.

Meanwhile, Post Malone continues to maintain his #1 position with “Rockstar” featuring 21 Savage. His Stoney single “Congratulations” just hit over a million in digital sales as well.

Lastly, Cardi’s history-making “Bodak Yellow” came in at #3, a minor jump from #5 last week.

Bruno Mars & Cardi B’s “Finesse (Remix)” Makes Top 10 Debut

Bruno Mars’ “Finesse (Remix)” featuring Cardi B pops up at #5 this week. It sold 30,105 in digital downloads, according to Neilson SoundScan reports. The track marks the Bronx rapper’s fifth song on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart and Mars’ fourth.

Despite a 24 percent decrease in sales from last week, Cardi’s breakout hit “Bodak Yellow” still manages to make its way to the Top 3 and lands in the #3 slot. At #10 is the popular Migos’ track “MotorSport” featuring Cardi (again) and Nicki Minaj, which pushed 23,048 in sales.

The “Finesse (Remix)” is a revision of the original “Finesse” cut from his third studio album, 2016’s 24K Magic. That’s not the only song Mars has on the chart. “That’s What I Like” sits at #19, “24K Magic” lands at #24 and “Versace On The Floor” comes in at #74.

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Kendrick Lamar’s “LOVE.” Jumps Up The Charts

Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. track “LOVE.” took a major leap on the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart from #10 to #2 this week. With 35,229 in digital downloads, “LOVE.” saw an 11 percent increase in sales for a total of 347,503 to date.

Kung Fu Kenny also nabbed another Top 10 this week with “HUMBLE.,” which came in at #6 and pushed 30,032 in digital sales.

Also trending for the Compton, California Hip Hop powerhouse are “DNA.” at #21, “LOYALTY.” featuring Rihanna at #32 and his feature on Travis Scott’s “Goosebumps” at #40. The newly released Black Panther: The Album cut “All The Stars” featuring SZA hit the chart at #100.

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Post Malone’s “Congratulations” Featuring Quavo Hits 1 Million Downloads

Post Malone’s “Congratulations” hit 1,002,779 in digital downloads for the week ending on January 4. The Stoney track featuring Migos member Quavo tapped in at #15 and pushed 16,151 in sales.

Post Malone currently tops the R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales chart at #1 with his 21 Savage-assisted single “Rockstar,” which is also reaching a million in sales with 861,408 units sold to date.

The Dallas rapper has four other tracks trending on the charts as well, including “I Fall Apart” at #11, “Candy Paint” at #23, “Go Flex” at #71 and his breakout hit “White Iverson” at #61.

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The Top 10 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales For Week Ending 01/04/2017

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

#1. Post Malone f. 21 Savage — “Rockstar” — 49,559 (861,408)

#2. Kendrick Lamar f. Zacari — “LOVE.” — 35,229 (347,503)

#3. Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” — 32,389 (763,145)

#4. G-Eazy f. Halsey — “Him & I” — 32,331 (148,380)

#5. Bruno Mars f. Cardi B — “Finesse (Remix)” — 30,105 (61,947)

#6. Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.” — 30,032 (1,107,791)

#7. Khalid — Young, Dumb & Broke — 29,556 (400,926)

#8. G-Eazy f. A$AP Rocky & Cardi B — “No Limit” — 25,174 (271,146)

#9. NF — “Let You Down” — 23,327 (194,795)

#10. Migos f. Nicki Minaj & Cardi B — “MotorSport” — 23,048 (185,257)

Source: Hip Hop DX