Doja Cat Makes History: ‘Paint the Town Red’ Becomes Her Second Hot 100 No. 1, First Rap Leader in Over a Year

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Breaking news! Doja Cat’s hit song “Paint the Town Red” has skyrocketed to the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart after just five weeks. This incredible achievement marks her second career-leading track, following the smash hit “Say So” featuring Nicki Minaj in 2020. Doja Cat continues to dominate the music scene with her undeniable talent and infectious tunes. Get ready to groove along as she paints the town red with her chart-topping success!

“Paint the Town Red” has achieved a significant milestone by becoming the first rap track to top the Hot 100 chart in over a year. This accomplishment not only puts rap back in the spotlight but also ends an unprecedented break for the genre at the pinnacle of music charts.

The latest No. 1 on the Hot 100 not only takes the coveted top spot, but it also pays homage to the brilliant songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David. This marks their triumphant return to the summit after a long hiatus since 2004. The sample of Dionne Warwick’s timeless classic “Walk on By” adds an extra layer of nostalgia and showcases their enduring impact on music.

The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and sales data, the lattermost metric reflecting purchases of physical singles and digital tracks from full-service digital music retailers; digital singles sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) sites are excluded from chart calculations. All charts (dated Sept. 16, 2023) will update on tomorrow (Sept. 12). For all chart news, you can follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on both X, formerly known as Twitter, and Instagram.

Let’s take a closer look at the impressive achievement of “Paint the Town Red” as it claims the top spot on the prestigious Hot 100 chart. Released under Kemosabe/RCA Records, this remarkable accomplishment marks the 1,155th No. 1 hit in the chart’s illustrious 65-year history.

“Paint the Town Red” continues to make impressive strides in the music industry. In the week of September 1-7, the song garnered an astounding 32.1 million radio airplay audience impressions, marking a significant 14% increase. Additionally, it accumulated 27.7 million streams, demonstrating a remarkable growth of 10%. The song also achieved success on the sales front, with an impressive increase of 32% in downloads, totaling at 8,000 sales. These achievements have rightfully earned “Paint the Town Red” two prestigious honors – the Hot 100’s top Streaming and Sales Gainer awards. It is clear that this track is resonating with audiences across multiple platforms and making its mark in the industry.

This incredible single has achieved remarkable success, securing the No. 2 spot on the Streaming Songs chart. Moreover, it has climbed from 6th to 5th place on Digital Song Sales and made significant progress from 17th to 15th position on Radio Songs. It’s truly commendable how this song continues to achieve new personal bests in various rankings.

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