Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Is Officially the No

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The rapper's "God's Plan" spent 15 weeks on top and his "Nice for What" spent four weeks at number one. The video earned 85.3 million views in its first week on YouTube, making it the biggest first week debut of any video this year and #1 on the YouTube Songs chart in 11 countries including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, and more.

CHILDISH GAMBINO has explained why he is too "sensitive" to check out the reaction to his controversial viral video "This Is America". According to Nielsen Music, the track earned 65.3 million US streams and 78,000 downloads, enough to also secure the top spot on the Digital Song Sales chart. The video, which dropped alongside the song, has been responsible for much of its success, as the Hiro Murai-directed visuals delivered stark images of dancing and violence, exploring the senselessness and commoditization of black violence in America.


The track and its politically conscious music video has left analysts decoding the hidden meanings behind some of the imagery in the clip since its release almost 10 days ago.

The track also topped Billboard's weekly chart of digitally downloaded songs with 78,000 downloads.


Hollywood actor Donald "Childish Gambino" Glover has plenty to smile about.

"This Is America" has dominated the conversation online since it came out, so it's not all that shocking that it's hit No. 1.


His latest film, "Solo", in which he plays a young Lando Calrissian, opens in theaters May 25 and is expected to be the No. 1 film that week.

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