SZA's streak continues.
After making the move from No. 3 to the top spot, SZA's "The Weekend" track has officially garnered the singer her first No. 1 single on the Billboard R&B charts. The TDE singer makes history as she becomes the first woman to sit at the No. 1 slot since Rihanna's "Needed Me" did the same in 2016.
According to Billboard, the track's rise to the top is due, in part, to a spike in digital sales, racking up 14,000 digital downloads last week, and debuting on the R&B/Hip Hop Digital Songs Sales chart. "The Weekend" also climbed the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs and stayed put on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart at No. 8, a few feats that are due to the singer's appearnce on Saturday Night Live back on December 9th.
Last week, SZA debuted the Solange-directed visuals for "The Weekend" while the track also earned a Grammy nomination for Best R&B Performance among five total nominations for SZA, earning her the title as the ceremony's most-nominated woman.
"I'm so overhwelmingly grateful for this strangeness," SZA penned in an Instagram caption following the nomination announcement. "I’m so in awe of Gods plan.. I just wanna live up to it. Thank you for listening to me.. thank you for understanding me.. thank u for bonding w my thoughts just the way they were. INFINITE GRATITUDE to the Recording Academy for this INCREDIBLE honor. Iï¸ can’t even believe I’ve been considered. God bless every person who worked on this album or gave it an ear."