Moneybagg Yo banks a trip to the top 10 on Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart as “1 2 3,” featuring Blac Youngsta, darts 13-9 on the latest list (dated June 6). The single ascends through a 1% boost to 11.7 million in audience in the week ending May 31, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The climb gives the 31-year-old Moneybagg Yo, born Demario White, Jr., his first top 10 on his seventh visit to the airplay chart. He previously ranked as high as No. 21 with “All Dat,” a collaboration with Megan Thee Stallion in January.
Blac Youngsta, meanwhile, picks up his second top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay. His breakout hit, “Booty,” raced to No. 5 in 2018.
Among the song’s strongest supporters is, no surprise, Memphis, the hometown of both Moneybagg Yo and Blac Youngsta. “It’s just simple. Memphis supports Memphis,” DJ Q, program director of 107.1 FM/KXHT tells Billboard. The station has played “1 2 3” more times than any other in the city since the single’s January release. “It’s such a Memphis record, it shows the fun they are having being successful and the swag of Memphis. I’ve known both of them before the fame, and their growth has been amazing. Love to see the hometown win.”
Beyond its entrance into the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay top 10, “1 2 3” posts a second week at its No. 6 peak on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart, which measures the most-played songs on monitored radio stations for the format. Despite the repeat ranking, “1 2 3” improves its play count by 7% for the week ending May 31.
On Rap Airplay, the Memphis pair likewise land a second frame at their current No. 14 peak. The single is close to becoming Moneybagg Yo’s highest charting on that list; “All Dat” reached No. 13. Blac Youngsta has a way to go to match his best – “Booty” rose to No. 4.
“1 2 3” appears on Moneybagg Yo’s Time Served album, which debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in January, the rapper’s highest-charting set.