According to Nielsen, the song was the most streamed track of the week with 65.3 million US streams for the week ending on May 10.
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"This Is America", bolstered by a politically charged, viral music video that spawned an array of thinkpieces on its social commentary and violent imagery, has ended a 15-week reign from Drake's latest singles, "Nice For What", which spent four straight weeks at No. 1, and "God's Plan", which previously topped the chart for 11 weeks. First he hosted and performed at the same time on Saturday Night Live, he wrapped up the second season of his TV show, Atlanta, and he's starring in the soon-to-be released Han Solo standalone film. Stark when viewing the trends of the last three Hot 100 No. 1s is how relatively little an impact radio has played in their coronations.
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As a result of the accompanying buzzing and socially-conscious visual, the track gave Gambino his first Hot 100 No. 1 and first track to break into the Top 10; his previous high was "Redbone" at No. 12 last August. The song's success on the main chart also secured top spots on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop and Hot Rap Song charts.
Pop music is finally getting topical in 2018. His video took the country by storm due to its graphic and honest depiction of gun violence and police brutality. And if not obvious from the song, these themes were drawn out in shocking detail in the song's video, which includes Gambino gunning down a black choir and ends with him seemingly running for his life.