Desiigner's unstoppable single "Panda" is No. 1 in the country. The singer just dethroned Rihanna's "Work" on the Billboard Hot 100, ending her nine-week run. Just last week, Desiigner made a massive move and reached the No. 2 spot on the list. It's a massive feat for the artist whose track has been steadily climbing the charts for weeks despite the song not even having a video out yet. Fortunately, Desiigner does say during the Hot 100 reveal live at the Billboard office that a video is coming soon. Even Drake, who is well into his career, has never earned a No. 1 hit, despite being close with "Hotline Bling."
Desiigner is also the first American artist to rule the top spot after a record 41-week streak of foreign-born singers dominating the No. 1 spot with "Panda" being the first rap song in 41 weeks to claim the No. 1 spot. He is also the first rapper to hit No. 1 with a debut chart entry since Iggy Azalea's "Fancy" back in 2014 and the youngest artist to do so since Lorde topped the chart with "Royals" back in 2013. It is also important to note that Desiigner is the first NYC rapper with a No. 1 since Jay Z topped the chart back in 2009 with "Empire State of Mind."
Elsewhere on the chart, Rihanna falls to the No. 4 spot after ruling the top spot for nine straight weeks and earning a record-breaking title that had her surpassing The Beatles as the artist with the second most total weeks at No. 1. Drake's "One Dance" featuring Wizkid and Kyla also makes a huge jump from the No. 13 into the top ten at the No. 3 spot, marking Drake's 17th top 10 song. Fifth Harmony and Ty Dolla $ign's "Work From Home" and Mike Posner's "I Took a Pill in Ibiza" also reach new peaks at the No. 6 and No. 5 spots, respectively. Only time will tell if Drake's new album, Views From the 6, is able to earn him that No. 1 spot he's been eyeing once it drops later this week. In the wake of Prince's death, "Purple Rain" soars to No. 17 on the chart. You can see the rest of this week's chart here.