Rising rapper Blxst crosses off a career milestone on Billboard’s charts with a first radio airplay No. 1. His single “Chosen,” with Tyga and featuring Ty Dolla $ign, advances from the runner-up slot to lead the Rhythmic Airplay chart dated Nov. 27.
“Chosen” ascends through an 8% boost in plays at U.S. monitored rhythmic radio stations to become the format’s most-played song in the week ending Nov. 21, according to MRC Data.
“Chosen” gives the 29-year-old rapper, born Matthew Burdette, his first Rhythmic Airplay champ on his third appearance. He logged his first visit in a featured role on Bino’s “Brand New,” which reached No. 33 in 2020, and followed that with his own track “Overrated,” a No. 22 success in May.
For Tyga, “Chosen” secures his third No. 1 on Rhythmic Airplay. The rapper previously occupied the penthouse through a guest spot on Chris Brown’s “Loyal,” a two-week champ in 2014, and returned with his own “Taste,” featuring Offset, for four weeks in 2018.
Featured artist Ty Dolla $ign, meanwhile, adds a fourth Rhythmic Airplay champ to his account. The prior three: a supporting turn on Fifth Harmony’s “Work From Home,” which ruled for one week in 2016, and one on Post Malone’s “Psycho,” a four-week No. 1 in 2018. The following year, he collaborated with Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj on “Hot Girl Summer,” which topped the list for one week.
In addition to its Rhythmic Airplay coronation, “Chosen” is cementing its position on R&B/hip-hop and rap radio, as well. The single cracks the top five on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay with a 6-5 move, as it added 5% more plays in the week ending Nov. 20. The tune also steps one rank from No. 3 to enter the runner-up spot on Rap Airplay. There, it improves 8% in audience listenership in the same tracking week.
Gains in the rhythmic, R&B/hip-hop and rap sectors push the song near the top half of the 50-position, all-genre Radio Songs chart. There, “Chosen” climbs 27-26 in its seventh week and grows to 27.2 million in total audience in the chart’s latest tracking week (ending Nov. 19), according to MRC Data.
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