As Billboard reports, the song brought in a huge 40.2 million streams, 7.9 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 6,400 downloads sold during its first week. The track is Tems’ first No. 1 on the chart, Future’s second, and Drake’s 10th. That makes Drizzy the first rapper in history to have 10 songs hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Harry Styles’ newest single, “As It Was,” has slipped to the No. 2 after spending three weeks at the top spot.
“Wait For U” isn’t the only cut from the record to make its debut. “I’m on One,” also featuring Drake, landed at No. 11, while “Keep it Burning” featuring Ye is at No. 15. Future’s first No. 1 on the chart came last year with his appearance on Drake’s “Way 2 Sexy,” which additionally featured Young Thug.
The impressive first-week numbers for Future’s I Never Liked You gave him his eighth overall No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. The record earned 222,000 album equivalent units, of which 214,000 consisted of streaming units, equaling 283.75 million on-demand streams for the songs it’s comprised of. His latest effort has scored the biggest first-week numbers of any album so far this year, although early projections show Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin is expected to beat out the project with 235,000 to 260,000 units.