GloRilla’s ‘Yeah Glo!’ Jumps to No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

GloRilla’s anthem “Yeah Glo!” wins the No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart as the single crowns the list dated May 11. It climbs from No. 2 after a 14% surge in plays made it the most-played song on U.S. monitored mainstream R&B/hip-hop radio stations in the April 26 – May 2 tracking week, according to Luminate.

“Yeah Glo!,” promoted by CMG/Interscope Records/ICLG, gives rapper GloRilla, whose real name is Gloria Woods, her third No. 1 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. She previously reigned with her first two appearances: “FNF,” with producer Hitkidd, topped the list for one week in August 2022, while “Tomorrow 2,” with Cardi B, ruled for 10 nonconsecutive weeks in December 2022 – February 2023.

The “Yeah Glo!” radio rise parallels the song’s strong streams due to viral buzz on social media. It’s been especially prominent on TikTok, where users have used the song in clips in two common ways. In one version, two people rock side to side – one delivering the hook’s main lyrics, while the other acts as a hype act and lip syncs the “yeah, Glo!” ad-lib between lines. The song has also inspired a dance challenge, which GloRilla herself has noticed and participated in during her latest concerts. One video of the rapper from a stop at Louisiana State University, by user @amyroselin, has drawn 10.6 million views on the platform.

In addition to its Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay triumph, “Yeah Glo!” drives 7-3 on the Rap Airplay chart through a 16% increase in weekly audience. It likewise cracks the top five on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, which ranks songs through combined audience totals from adult R&B and mainstream R&B/hip-hop stations. There, it pushes 6-5 and registers 12.6 million in audience, up 15% from the previous week. On Rhythmic Airplay, “Glo!” grows 22-21 thanks to an 18% boost in plays at the format in the tracking week. Combined, the mounting radio activity thrusts “Glo!” 37-27 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart, where it tallied 17.4 million in total audience, a 16% week-over-week gain.

Swelling radio activity, in turn, helps fuel “Yeah Glo!” on the multi-metric Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, which combines radio airplay results with streaming and sales data for its ranks. It climbs 13-11 on the list thanks to 17.4 million in airplay audience, 12.6 million official U.S. streams (up 7%) and 1,000 in sales (down 5%). The same statistics also spark its 59-38 swing on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

“Yeah Glo!” appears on GloRilla’s Ehhthang Ehhthang EP, released on April 5. The set debuted at No. 5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and has remained in the top 10 for its first four weeks, sitting at No. 8 on the current edition.

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