Rod Wave’s ‘Call Your Friends’ Reaches the Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Rod Wave captures his second top 10 this year on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as “Call Your Friends” debuts at No. 7 on the list dated Sept. 2. The track, released on Alamo Records, will appear on the rapper’s forthcoming album, Nostalgia, due Sept. 15.

In its debut tracking week of Aug. 18-24, “Call Your Friends” registered 13.9 million official U.S. streams, according to Luminate, prompting a No. 4 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart. Streams virtually power the entire debut on the multimetric chart, with a negligible amount of track sales and 2,000 radio audience impressions also in the mix. (For scale, the cutoff of this week’s 50-position R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay is 142,000 impressions, though, “Call Your Friends” is not being actively worked and promoted to radio stations as a single. The rapper’s prior release, “Fight the Feeling,” is the radio focus.)

With “Call Your Friends,” Rod Wave adds his eighth career top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and maintains his consistency, having hit the region each year since 2020. Here’s a recap of his top-10 collection:

Song Title, Artist (if other than Rod Wave), Peak Position, Peak Date

  • “Rags2Riches,” featuring ATR Son Son, No. 7, Aug. 22, 2020
  • “Tombstone,” No. 5, April 10, 2021
  • “Street Runner,” No. 9, April 10, 2021
  • “By Your Side,” No. 10, Dec. 11, 2021
  • “Cold December,” No. 9, Feb. 5, 2022
  • “Alone,” No. 7, Aug. 27, 2022
  • “Fight the Feeling,” No. 7, April 15, 2023
  • “Call Your Friends,” No. 7, Sept. 2, 2023

Elsewhere, “Call Your Friends” launches at No. 6 on the Hot Rap Songs chart and is the week’s highest debut on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, at No. 26.

Nostalgia looks to extend Rod Wave’s top-10 streak on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, now at five consecutive projects. The run began with Ghetto Gospel (No. 10 in 2018) and followed with Pray 4 Love (No. 2, 2019); SoulFly (No. 1, 2021); Beautiful Mind (No. 1, 2022) and Jupiter’s Diary: 7 Day Theory (No. 9, 2022).

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