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‘2’ to 1: GloRilla & Cardi B’s ‘Tomorrow’ Tops R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay Chart

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GloRilla and Cardi B’s collaboration “Tomorrow 2” hits No. 1 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart (dated Dec. 24). The song rises from No. 2 to top the list after a 6% boost to 21.1 million audience impressions made it the most-heard song on U.S. monitored R&B/hip-hop radio stations in the week ending Dec. 18, according to Luminate.

Through the new leader, GloRilla captures her first No. 1 on the list. Her sole prior entry, the viral hit “F.N.F. (Let’s Go)” with Hitkidd, reached a No. 3 peak in August.

For Cardi B, “Tomorrow 2” becomes the hitmaker’s fifth on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. She previously led with this slate of chart-toppers:

“Bodak Yellow (Money Moves),” 10 weeks at No. 1, beginning Sept. 30, 2017
“No Limit,” G-Eazy featuring A$AP Rocky & Cardi B, six, Dec. 23, 2017
“Money,” nine, Feb. 2, 2019
“Please Me,” with Bruno Mars, 11, April 6, 2019

Plus, the combined might of both rappers yields only the fourth all-female collaboration to reach No. 1 out of 297 total leaders on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay since the chart’s launch in 1992. Brandy and Monica inaugurated the club with the smash single “The Boy Is Mine,” which ruled for five weeks in 1998. In 2007, Keyshia Cole recruited Missy Elliott and Lil Kim as featured acts for the track “Let It Go,” a four-week champ that year, and in 2020, Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” featuring Beyoncé, became the third entrant into the league and spent three weeks atop the list.

Of note, there’s one more instance of multiple female acts on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay No. 1, though it isn’t an all-women billing. In 2001, Ja Rule’s “Put It on Me,” featuring Lil Mo and Vita, posted six weeks in charge.

Beyond its R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay coronation, “Tomorrow 2” retains its standing to claim a fourth week at No. 1 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart as the most-played song on U.S. monitored R&B/hip-hop radio stations. There, it continues to improve, with 5% more plays in the tracking week ending Dec. 18 than the prior seven-day period. Similarly, it wins a third term atop Rap Airplay after a 7% audience boost in the same tracking window.

On Rhythmic Airplay, meanwhile, the collaboration ascends 8-7 thanks to a 9% gain in weekly plays at the format. Success at all the formats helps the song maintain its No. 15 peak thus far on the all-genre Radio Songs chart for a second straight week, where, despite its static position, “Tomorrow 2” increased 5% in audience impressions to reach 31.9 million for the week ending Dec. 16.

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