YoungBoy Never Broke Again's turned in some high-charting tracks this year, but "Nicki Minaj" is his first #1 on our TOP 100 chart. Here's the full top 10 breakdown.
Since the beginning of the year, around the time he announced his still-unreleased Until Death Call My Name project, YoungBoy Never Broke Again (FKA NBA YoungBoy) has landed several tracks in upper reaches of our weekly charts. This has been a major improvement from his chart performance from last year, but he's never nailed down a #1 until now.
This week, no artist technically appears more than once in our top ten, but if you're able to connect the dots between J. Cole and his "mysterious" collaborator kiLL edward, you might consider them repeat candidates. New tracks barely missing out on the top ten include Damian Marley, Wiz Khalifa, Ty Dolla $ign, and Stephen Marley's "Medication" (Remix) (#11), Wiz Khalifa's "420 Freestyle" (#12), J. Cole's "Motiv8" (#13), and Ski Mask the Slump God's "SKIMeetsWorld" (#14).
10. Dave East & Vado - Nice For What (Freestyle)
Dave East has been blessing his fans with new music left and right this year, and his latest offering comes in the form of this freestyle over Drake's new single "Nice For What," accompanied by fellow New Yorker Vado. This one debuts at #10.
9. Young Thug Feat. 21 Savage - Now
Two Fridays ago, Young Thug dropped off three new tracks under the banner of an EP entitled Hear No Evil, which was dedicated to his deaf brother. For some reason, this DJ Spinz-produced 21 Savage collab sat far below our top ten last week, but in its second week out, it's risen 36 places to go from #45 to #9 in its second week out.
8. kiLL edward - Tidal Wave
A week ago, no one had ever heard of kiLL edward, so after J. Cole dropped the tracklist for his new album KOD, everyone got a little curious. Now it's pretty apparent that the "rapper" is just a pseudonym for Cole's pitched-down voice, and if you didn't guess that on "Tidal Wave," a track shared a couple of days before the album arrived, you almost certainly did when the album dropped. "Tidal Wave" debuts at #8.
7. Khalid Feat. Ty Dolla $ign & 6LACK - OTW
Khalid's debut album, American Teen, is barely over a year old, but he's probably already feeling the pressure from fans for a follow-up, as may be evidenced by the title of his new single. "OTW" also stars singers Ty Dolla and 6LACK, and it debuts at #7.
6. Wiz Khalifa - Hunnid Bands
You know last week was a big one for Young Khalifa, as 4/20 fell on Friday, but even before dropping a freestyle on that highest of holidaze, he shared a track that he hinted may appear on Rolling Papers 2. "Hunnid Bands" arrived at the start of last week, and it debuts at #6.
5. Migos Feat. Hoodrich Pablo Juan - Migo Pablo
Despite dropping an amount of music that'd fill up an entire Hollywood blockbuster a few months ago, Migos haven't been shy about sharing new tunes in the ensuing weeks of 2018, but this one may not have been intended on their part. The Hoodrich Pablo Juan-assisted "Migo Pablo" has since been removed from the internet, but it still debuts at #5.
4. A$AP Rocky - Herojuana Blunts
Who drops shit on Vimeo?? A$AP Rocky's been doing some off-the-wall stunts leading up to his new album Testing, but dropping this screwed-up joint on a third-tier video player on 4:20 might even trump those three weird tracks he shared back in February. The scarily-titled "Herojuana Blunts" debuts at #4.
3. Rae Sremmurd Feat. Travis Scott - Close
Rae Sremmurd are lucky that their upcoming album is a triple disc, otherwise they might have already released half of it. The Travis Scott-assisted "Close" is the seventh track they've shared from the hotly-anticipated SR3MM, and it debuts at #3.
2. J. Cole - 1985
If you've followed Top Tracks for long enough, you know that diss tracks always perform super well (Drake's "Back to Back" is still one of the most viewed songs in HNHH history), so it come as no surprise that the track off KOD that contains thinly-veiled shots at Lil Pump. "1985" debuts at #2.
1. YoungBoy Never Broke Again - Nicki Minaj
With the release of her two tracks "Chun-Li" and "Barbie Tingz," Nicki Minaj had a big showing on the chart last week, and while she's not here to follow up that performance, her name still pops up in the title of the #1 song. "Nicki Minaj" is a loosie shared by YoungBoy as we await his project (tentatively out this Friday, April 27th), and it debuts at #1.