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GloRilla & Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Wanna Be’ Surges After Cardi B Remix

A new Cardi B remix adds a serious jolt to GloRilla and Megan Thee Stallion’s “Wanna Be,” sending the rap collaboration rebounding up the Billboard Hot 100 and multiple other charts (dated June 15) following the first tracking week for the new version, which was released May 31.


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In the May 31-June 6 tracking week, according to Luminate, “Wanna Be” generated 19.7 million official U.S. streams – its biggest streaming yet and a 51% increase from the previous week, sparking its 35-15 ascent on the Streaming Songs chart. The single sold 13,000 downloads in the same period, up 6,210%, prompting a No. 4 re-entry on the Digital Song Sales list. (It reached Nos. 9 and 1 on the respective charts upon its debut on rankings dated April 20.)

“Wanna Be” also registered 7.1 million airplay audience impressions, a 115% week-over-week improvement. Although it’s as yet below the 50-position threshold for the all-genre Radio Songs chart, the single’s gains reap rewards on format airplay charts: It darts 36-17 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart (up 113% in audience to 5.9 million) and debuts at No. 37 on Rhythmic Airplay.

Thanks to the increases for all three metrics, “Wanna Be” rockets 39-15 on the Hot 100, which blends streaming, sales and airplay into its calculations. The collaboration nears its peak of No. 11, achieved upon the song’s debut. Additional jumps occur on both the multimetric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which use the same methodology as the Hot 100. “Wanna Be” rebounds 11-5 on the former to match its peak rank and 9-4 on the latter, earning a new best showing. (All versions of the song are rolled up into one listing for tracking purposes and chart ranks. Cardi B is not listed on “Wanna Be” on the June 15-dated multimetric charts, as the remix did not account for the majority of the song’s overall consumption during the tracking week, although she is listed on radio charts, as the new remix is already responsible for the bulk of its airplay; such decisions are reviewed each week upon compilation of updated data.)

Plus, streaming and sales consumption for “Wanna Be” in both its original and remixed forms helps the track’s parent album, GloRilla’s Ehhthang Ehhthang, rally on the albums charts. The set, released in April (which includes the original GloRilla and Megan Thee Stallion version), drives 47-23 on the all-genre Billboard 200, with 23,000 equivalent album units earned May 31-June 6, a 35% gain from the previous week. Further, the project’s 13-4 surge on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart unlocks a new peak, while it returns to its highpoint on Top Rap Albums with an 11-3 advance.

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