The singer/songwriter/rapper/actor/actor, Nas, is in second place on the Billboard 200 albums chart with his third week atop the Billboard Hot 200 with the No. 2 hit “Catch You” (featuring Young Thug).
Nas’ previous two No. 1s, “Romeo and Juliet” and “One Dance,” had already charted for months on the Hot 100 chart, and his third entry is just the fifth song on the list to reach No. 3.
It also is the first No. 10 single in over two years.
“Catching You” is Nas’ fifth No. 100 hit on the chart, following “Hold on Tight” (2005), “The Story of O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” (2009), “Love” (2015) and “Dance” (2016).
It is Nas fifth top 10 on the song chart in five years, surpassing “I’m Ready for Love” (2010), “Papa Don’t Preach” (2011) and a previously held record of five No. 5s in five weeks.
The chart, which measures sales of digital-only albums and streams of streaming-only music albums, now stands at 4,984,000 units sold (as of Oct. 27), up from 3,908,000 in 2016.
It is the highest mark for a No. 9 song in eight years, breaking the previous high of 4,868,000 sold set in 2014.
“I Love U,” which Nas recorded and released in 2012, is the top-selling song in the country, peaking at No. 8 with 1.4 million streams in its first week.
“My Love” by Nicki Minaj (feat.
Ty Dolla $ign) and Rae Sremmurd’s “I Can’t Take It” (with Kanye West) are both No. 4s.
Nas’ last No. 6 hit, “Take Care,” debuted at No 1 in 2013, when it was already No. 7 on the top 20.
The title track was Nas’ fourth No. 50 single, and the second-longest active streak in Billboard’s top 20 for a single, behind only Mariah Carey’s “Gangnam Style.”
It peaked at No 5 on the charts in 2014, marking Nas’ most-streamed single to date.
“Take Control” is the only song from the No-2-charting album “Caught Up” to be on the Top 20 since “Climb,” which peaked at 15 in 2013.
“Blessed” is his seventh Top 40 hit, his longest-running chart run in four years, after his breakout hit “Bounce Back” from his 2016 album, “All Eyez on Me.”
It debuted at number one on the July 27-dated chart, moving 18-6 in its chart peak.
“One Day” was the third No. 21 to reach the Hot 200 in the last three weeks, as it rose 3-1 at No 27 to lead the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for a week.
It was the first track from the album to reach 20,000 copies sold in the U.S. in a week since the album was released on Sept. 11, 2018.
The song is Nas 13th Hot 100 No. 20, the first such No. 19 in five decades.
It ranks No. 22 on the new Hot Rancher list.
“Grown Up” by Kendrick Lamar (feat., 2 Chainz, Diddy, Lil Yachty) is also No. 14 on the album chart.
The track peaked at 17 in the week ending Oct. 14, 2018, and it is the second No. 18 on the 2018 Hot Rapper Hot 100.
“Flex” by Drake (feat.- Lil Wayne, Quavo, Drake) is the No 1 single on the streaming chart.
It reached No. 11 on the Streaming Songs chart, rising 7-2 to move 17-4 on the day it reached the top of the streaming-chart rankings.
The tune, which debuted at #1 on the August 14-dated streaming chart, peaked at #3 on the Aug. 15 chart.
“Shake It Off” by Eminem (feat- Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainzz, Rick Ross, Juelz Santana, Drake, Rickroll) is No. 17 on the digital chart.
That song is Eminem’s first No 2 on the Digital Songs chart since “The Eminem Show” in January 2019.
“Hustler” is Eminem of all people’s sixth top 40 hit on Spotify, as the track rose 2-1 to move 12-8 on the platform.
It previously had reached No 2 twice on the service: with the first, on Jan. 24