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Chance The Rapper is breaking new barriers. The Chicago MC recently made his debut on Billboard’s Rock Airplay chart, after his collab with Francis and the Lights, “May I Have This Dance,” premiered on the ranking this week.

The song landed at No. 48 on the chart, according to Billboard. The original version of the track was first released on the group’s 2016 project, Farewell, Starlite!. But the single received a bump in its stock earlier this year when Chano was added to the remix and featured in the music video.

This isn’t the first time the two have linked up. Francis appeared on the track, “Summer Friends,” off Chance’s most recent offering, Coloring Book.

Lauryn Hill & Cardi B Make History… The Only Female Artists With A #1Hit on Billboard’s Hot 100

For the first time in 19 years, a female rapper has hit #1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart without any assistance from another credited artist, according to Billboard.

Cardi B, the wildly outspoken Love & Hip Hop: New York star, has nabbed the crown with her breakout hit, “Bodak Yellow.”

The only other woman to accomplish this feat was Lauryn Hill in 1998 when she released “Doo Wop (That Thing)” minus The Fugees.

Overall, Cardi is only the fifth female rapper to ever top the chart. She joins Hill, Lil Kim, Iggy Azalea and Shawnna, who was featured on Ludacris’ “Stand Up” in 2003.

MultiHop Highlights ‘Empire’ Series Soundtrack 1st to Top Billboard – (watch new music video)

Screen Shot 2015-03-21 at 6.48.52 AMIn the same week that the first season of Fox TV’s musical drama Empire ended, its soundtrack debuts at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, making it the first TV series soundtrack to crown the 50-year-old list.


Empire’s six tracks on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (dated March 28, 2015):
No. 26 – “You’re so Beautiful” featuring Jussie Smollett & Yazz

No. 29 – “Conquerer” featuring Estelle & Jussie Smollett

No. 33 – “Good Enough” featuring Jussie Smollett (Re-entry)

No. 39 – “What Is Love” featuring V. Bozeman (Debut)

No. 40 – “Drip Drop” featuring Yazz & Serayah McNeill (Re-entry)

No. 46 – “No Apologies” featuring Jussie Smollet & Yazz (Re-entry)


“You’re So Beautiful” led all of the songs in terms of streams for the week, with 1.4 million domestic clicks, with the majority stemming from Spotify. “What Is Love” was the second-most streamed Empire track, with 1.3 million.



R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales: Week Ending 03/16/2014




R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales: Week Ending 03/16/2014



#1. Pharrell Williams – “Happy” – 370,375 (3,357,935)

#2. John Legend – “All Of Me” – 223,577 (2,104,346)

#3. Jason Derulo f. 2 Chainz – “Talk Dirty” – 187,573 (2,385,088)

#4. Aloe Blacc – “The Man” – 125,997 (1,619,353)

#5. Beyonce f. Jay Z – “Drunk In Love” – 66,136 (1,279,961)

#6. Kid Ink f. Chris Brown – “Show Me” – 49,654 (1,026,614)

#7. Chris Brown f. Lil Wayne & French Montana – “Loyal” – 34,554 (298,759)

#8. Trey Songz – “Na Na” – 34,109 (214,110)

#9. Ty Dolla $ign f. B.o.B – “Paranoid” – 34,106 (440,234)

#10. Eminem f. Rihanna – “The Monster” – 32,661 (3,296,164)