Oliver Anthony Music Rich Men North of Richmond Notches Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Sizzling 100

Oliver Anthony Is a Viral Sensation – Is He Also a Future Star?

Oliver Anthony Music’s viral hit “Rich Men North of Richmond” spends a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Sizzling 100 songs chart. Per week earlier, the track rocketed in on high, making the singer-songwriter the primary artist ever to launch atop the survey with no prior chart historical past in any kind. It now takes over because the most-streamed track of the week, continues because the top-selling monitor and is gaining in radio airplay.

Plus, Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” jumps from No. 15 to No. 5 on the Sizzling 100, marking her seventh profession high 10.

The Sizzling 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming (official audio and official video), radio airplay and gross sales knowledge, the lattermost metric reflecting purchases of bodily singles and digital tracks from full-service digital music retailers; digital singles gross sales from direct-to-consumer (D2C) websites are excluded from chart calculations. All charts (dated Sept. 2, 2023) will replace on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 29). For all chart information, you may observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each X, previously often called Twitter, and Instagram.

“Rich Men North of Richmond” drew 22.9 million streams (up 31%) and bought 117,000 downloads (down 20%) within the Aug. 18-24 monitoring week, in accordance with Luminate. Not being promoted to radio, the track additionally tallied 2.3 million airplay viewers impressions (up 310%).

The only logs a second week at No. 1 on the Digital Tune Gross sales chart and surges 4-1 on Streaming Songs. Notably, it makes a uncommon second-week achieve in streams for a No. 1-debuting Sizzling 100 hit: Of the 34 songs to premiere atop the Sizzling 100 this decade, it’s simply the second to extend in streams (17.5 million to 22.9 million) in its second week, following Olivia Rodrigo’s “Good 4 U” (43.2 million to 62.7 million) on the charts dated Could 29-June 5, 2021 – and Rodrigo’s hit was boosted by the No. 1 Billboard 200 arrival of her debut album, Bitter.

As beforehand reported, “Richmond” additionally debuts on Nation Airplay at No. 45, with 90% of its general airplay (2 million of two.3 million in attain) from the chart’s panel of reporting stations.

“Richmond” has turn out to be a lightning rod for each the fitting and left politically since its official launch Aug. 11, even spurring the opening speaking level within the first Republican presidential major debate final Wednesday, Aug. 23. (“The one thing that has bothered me is seeing people wrap politics up into this,” Anthony responded in a YouTube clip.)

The monitor by the Farmville, Va.-based singer-songwriter and former manufacturing facility employee, born Christopher Anthony Lunsford (whose stage identify honors his grandfather, Oliver Anthony), first drew buzz on-line, together with on TikTok, the place he boasts 2.1 million followers (up from 1.5 million per week in the past), previous to its Aug. 11 posting on the radiowv YouTube account, which spotlights unsigned Americana and nation acts within the Virginia/West Virginia area.

“Richmond” concurrently tops Billboard’s Sizzling Nation Songs chart, which makes use of the identical methodology because the Sizzling 100, for a second week.

The track has additionally, unsurprisingly, sparked the curiosity of chart followers. Jesper Tan, of Subang Jaya, Malaysia, wrote in noting that Oliver Anthony Music is simply the second act with “music” in its identify to high the Sizzling 100, following C+C Music Manufacturing facility with “Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)” in 1991. Tan additionally shouts out the 2 No. 1s with “music” of their titles: “Play That Funky Music,” by Wild Cherry, in 1976 and “Music,” by Madonna, in 2000.

Plus, Jeff Lerner factors out that “Richmond” is just the eighth Sizzling 100 No. 1 to name-check a U.S. metropolis in its title (two are odes to Philadelphia), and the primary since 1985:

  • “Rich Men North of Richmond,” Oliver Anthony Music (2023)
  • “Miami Vice Theme,” Jan Hammer (1985)
  • “Philadelphia Freedom,” Elton John (1975)
  • “The Night Chicago Died,” Paper Lace (1974)
  • “T.S.O.P. (The Sound of Philadelphia),” MFSB (1974)
  • “El Paso,” Marty Robbins (1960)
  • “The Battle of New Orleans,” Johnny Horton (1959)
  • “Kansas City,” Wilbert Harrison (1959)

(Lerner provides that The Monkees’ “Last Train to Clarksville,” from 1966, “is not on this list as lyricist Bobby Hart has insisted that he wrote the song about a fictional town, not the real city of Clarksville, Tenn.” In the meantime, Baauer’s 2013 No. 1 “Harlem Shake” additionally doesn’t depend, as Harlem is a neighborhood in New York Metropolis. The final metropolis in any respect named within the title of a Sizzling 100 No. 1 previous to “Richmond”? Cuba’s capital, as Camila Cabello’s “Havana,” that includes Younger Thug, led in 2018.)

Luke Combs’ cowl of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” posts a seventh week at its No. 2 Sizzling 100 excessive, the place it’s regular in rank, and Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” holds at No. 3, following 16 weeks at No. 1 – essentially the most ever for a non-collaboration. Due to “Richmond,” “Fast Car” and “Last Night,” nation hits (as outlined by people who have hit Sizzling Nation Songs) declare the Sizzling 100’s high three spots in a single week for under the third time, following the identical songs per week earlier and Jason Aldean’s “Try That in a Small Town,” “Last Night” and “Fast Car,” at Nos. 1, 2 and three, respectively, on the Sizzling 100 dated Aug. 5.

“Last Night,” in the meantime, tops Billboard’s Songs of the Summer time chart for a thirteenth week, having led every week because the record returned.

Taylor Swift’s “Cruel Summer” retains at No. 4 on the Sizzling 100, after reaching No. 3.

Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” roars 15-5 on the Sizzling 100, with 22.6 million in airplay viewers (up 37%), 21.1 million streams (up 49%) and 5,000 bought (up 81%), because it takes high Streaming and Gross sales Gainer honors.

The track, which debuted at No. 15 on the Sizzling 100 two weeks earlier and has since ridden a wave of virality on TikTok, turns into Doja Cat’s seventh high 10, following “Vegas” (No. 10 peak, October 2022); Submit Malone’s “I Like You (A Happier Song),” on which she’s featured (No. 3, October 2022); “Woman” (No. 7, Could 2022); “Need To Know” (No. 8, November 2021); “Kiss Me More,” that includes SZA (No. 3, July 2021); and “Say So,” that includes Nicki Minaj (No. 1, one week, Could 2020).

In the meantime, “Paint the Town Red” samples Dionne Warwick’s customary “Walk on By,” which hit No. 6 on the Sizzling 100 in 1964. Due to its inclusion, legendary late songwriters Burt Bacharach and Hal David seem within the Sizzling 100’s high 10 for the primary time since Twista’s “Slow Jamz,” that includes Kanye West and Jamie Foxx, reigned for per week in 2004; that track samples Luther Vandross’ cowl of Warwick’s fellow 1964 launch “A House Is Not a Home.”

Bacharach, who handed away Feb. 8, wrote seven Sizzling 100 No. 1s, which reigned in 4 distinct a long time (the Nineteen Sixties, ‘70s, ‘80s and 2000s). David died in 2012. Notably, the Songwriters Corridor of Fame yearly presents (this yr to Submit Malone) the Hal David Starlight Award, which, in accordance with the group, is given to “gifted young songwriters who are making a significant impact in the music industry with their original songs.”

“Paint the Town Red” concurrently bounds to the highest of the multi-metric Sizzling R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (5-1) and Sizzling Rap Songs (4-1) charts. Doja Cat earns her second No. 1 on the previous, following “Say So,” and her first on the latter record.

Rema and Selena Gomez’s “Calm Down” descends 5-6, after reaching No. 3, on the Sizzling 100, because it claims a tenth week atop the Radio Songs chart (83.5 million, down 3%). It tops the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart for a 52nd week, extending the longest command because the rating started over a yr in the past.

Gunna’s “Fukumean” repeats at No. 7 on the Sizzling 100, after hitting No. 4, and Olivia Rodrigo’s “Vampire” falls 6-8, after it debuted as her third No. 1 in July.

Rounding out the Sizzling 100’s high 10 are two hits from the soundtrack Barbie: The Album: Dua Lipa’s “Dance the Night” dips 8-9, after reaching No. 7, though it wins the chart’s high Airplay Gainer award (57.7 million, up 16%), and Nicki Minaj and Ice Spice’s “Barbie World,” with Aqua, descends 9-10, additionally after climbing to No. 7.

Once more, for all chart information, you may observe @billboard and @billboardcharts on each Twitter and Instagram and all charts (dated Sept. 2), together with the Sizzling 100 in its entirety, will refresh on Billboard.com tomorrow (Aug. 29).

Luminate, the unbiased knowledge supplier to the Billboard charts, completes a radical evaluate of all knowledge submissions utilized in compiling the weekly chart rankings. Luminate opinions and authenticates knowledge. In partnership with Billboard, knowledge deemed suspicious or unverifiable is eliminated, utilizing established standards, earlier than last chart calculations are made and revealed.

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