Historic Video Views Drive Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' to No. 1 Debut on Streaming Songs Chart
As it blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, Childish Gambino's "This Is America" also debuts atop Billboard's Streaming Songs chart (dated May 19). The virality of its socially conscious music video, which finds Gambino alternating between spirited dancing and striking gun violence, drives the entrance, as "America" arrives with 65.3 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 10, according to Nielsen Music, with a whopping 68 percent from video views.