Future nabs two of this week's top three tracks with his new album impending.
Last week, Future gave us perhaps the first big release date announcement of 2018. The album's title is still unknown, but it's less than two weeks away, arriving on January 18th. More importantly, as far as Top Tracks is concerned, that announcement was accompanied by the release of a new single entitled "Crushed Up." Coupled with the unofficial leak of the French Montana-assisted track "NASA" earlier in the week, this entailed a pretty massive week for Fewtch.
Along with Future, Layzie Bone is the only other artist who has two appearances inside the top ten this week. New tracks barely missing out on spots this week include Skillz and Lil Duval's "2018 Rap Up" (#11), Lil Pump's "Butterfly Doors" (#12), Fetty Wap's "Trippin Baby" (#13), and YBN Cordae's "What's Life" (#14).
10. 8Ball & MJG - Take A Picture
Memphis legends 8Ball & MJG just dropped a live album called Classic Pimpin, and included on there was one new cut: "Take A Picture." This one debuts at #10.
9. R. Kelly - Born to My Music
Now that multi-part documentary Surviving R. Kelly has laid bare all of the atrocities he's committed over the course of his wildly-successful career, you'd think most people wouldn't go out of the way to listen to any of his music, let alone new releases. However, they still do. His new single "Born to My Music" debuts at #9.
8. Ncredible Gang Feat. Ty Dolla $ign, Jacquees & Nick Cannon - Nobody Else
What a random trio! For his latest track released under the Ncredible Gang collective umbrella, Nick Cannon recruits R&B mainstays Ty Dolla $ign and Jacquees for some "Still Not a Player" interpolation. Entitled "Nobody Else," this one debuts at #8.
7. Layzie Bone - Let Me Go Migo
Thanks to his ongoing beef with Migos, Layzie Bone enjoys a second consecutive rare appearance inside of the top ten, this time doubly so. The first of his two entries is also the only repeat from last week's chart. In its second week out, "Let Me Go Let Migo" is down six spots from #1 to #7.
6. Fetty Wap - Trap God
Where has Fetty Wap been? The once-hot melodic rapper has as of yet failed to re-approach his 2015 heyday level of fame, but he's off to a decent start this year. His second of two new tracks from last week, "Trap God," debuts at #6.
5. Uncle Murda - Rap Up 2018
Like he always does at this time, NY veteran Uncle Murda delivered his lengthy "Rap Up" of the past year in the form of a nine-minute-long track. His "Rap Up 2018" debuts at #5.
4. Layzie Bone - Annihilation
Layzie Bone's second entry on the chart this week is also— get this— a Migos diss record. "Annihilation" also managed to rack up way more views than is usual for Layzie at this point in his career, but it still seems unlikely to garner an official response from Migos. "Annihilation" debuts at #4.
3. Future - Crushed Up
As previously mentioned, Future had quite an eventful week, with several leaked tracks popping up, and rumor of a new album surfacing before he got ahead of everything with this well-polished new track. "Crushed Up" came complete with an icy video, so you know it's real. This one debuts at #3.
2. Chris Brown - Undecided
R. Kelly's not enough, why not throw in another accused abuser! Chris Brown charted his first solo track in quite some time last week, and judging by its performance, it seems like people didn't get enough of him on last year's 40+ song behemoth Heartbreak on a Full Moon. "Undecided" debuts at #2.
1. Future Feat. French Montana - NASA
Before "Crushed Up" and the accompanying album announcement arrived, Future's archive sprung some leaks, including this French Montana-assisted track "NASA." It's unclear when this was made, or if it's intended for the upcoming album, but one thing's for sure: Future's team got it offline very quickly. Nevertheless, "NASA" debuts at #1.