Lil Wayne Holds Entire Top 5 of Streaming Songs Chart Following ‘Tha Carter V’ Release

In all, he claims 19 of the chart’s 50 positions, the second artist to do so.

Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart dated Oct. 13 is chock full of Lil Wayne, who scores 19 of the 50 tracks on the tally, including the entire top five, following the release of new album Tha Carter V.

The Weezy onslaught is led by “Mona Lisa,” featuring Kendrick Lamar, which bows at No. 1, the rapper’s first chart-topping debut on the list as a lead artist (and second total, after being featured on DJ Khaled’s “I’m the One” in 2017), racking up 43.1 million streams, according to Nielsen Music.

“Mona Lisa” becomes the ninth song to debut at No. 1 on Streaming Songs in 2018, which means the 2018 count for No. 1 debuts more than doubles any other year since the chart began in 2013. Previously, 2017 featured four chart-topping debuts.

Lil Wayne is just the second act to monopolize the entirety of the chart’s top five, following Drake, who achieved the distinction on the July 14 list following the release of his latest album, Scorpion.

“Don’t Cry,” featuring XXXTentacion, comes in at No. 2 on Streaming Songs, followed by “Let It Fly,” featuring Travis Scott, “Uproar” and “Dedicate.”

In all, the 23-track album features 19 songs on the chart, making Lil Wayne the first artist not named Drake to score at least 19 of the 50 positions. Drake has achieved the feat four times since 2016, led by his 28-song assault on the list following Scorpion’s premiere on July 14.

Additionally, music from Tha Carter V occupies the entire top eight of On-Demand Streaming Songs, which measures just on-demand audio streams. Again, Lil Wayne is the second to do so, following Drake’s July 14-dated run.

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