Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Hits No. 1 Spot In First Week

Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Hits No. 1 Spot In First Week

Donald Glover's musical alter ego has pulled off a neat trick: Childish Gambino's "This Is America" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart after he performed it on Saturday Night Live on May 5. Her privilege also allowed her to miss the point (s) made in Glover's video which references minstrel shows, Jim Crow and the idea that guns have more rights in America than Black bodies.

"This Is America" is the lead single from Glover's upcoming fourth Childish Gambino album, and only the latest creative effort from the TV, film, and music star. Now it seems as though Childish will pull through, with a number one debut on the chart.

Canadian YouTube star Nicole Arbour is being slammed for "whitewashing" Donald Glover's This is America, a video that tackles prejudice, police brutality and violence against Black people. The song will finally replace Drake as the top artist on the chart, who possessed the last two number one songs in "God's Plan" and "Nice For What".

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Likewise, this single is dominating Digital Song Sales with 78,000 downloads sold over the course of the same tracking period.

Billboard reports that the music video for "This Is America", which now has over 110 million views on YouTube, accounted for a whopping 68 percent of the song's total streaming. Both songs are from his next album Scorpion, arriving in June. 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.

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