Coi Leray earns first Billboard Hot 100 Top 10

Rapper scores feat with “Players”

Exceeding yet another benchmark on her rise to the top as one of the hottest artists in the world, multi-Platinum superstar Coi Leray’s “Players” vaults into the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100. It notably marks her first Top 10 entry on the respective chart. Over the past 11 weeks, it completed this climb to No. 9, jumping from the No. 12 spot last week. It also reached an airplay audience of 58.5 million with 10.5 million streams in this frame alone.

“Players” is also No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Rap Songs Chart, No. 1 on the Rap Radio Chart, remains at No. 1 on the Rhythmic Radio Chart for the third consecutive week, and is No. 6 on the Billboard Radio Songs Chart. She also continues to make headlines across the culture. Over the weekend, she teamed up with David Guetta at Ultra Music Festival and debuted their new song “Baby Don’t Hurt Me” with Anne-Marie which follows her joining Sabrina Carpenter on “Nonsense (Remix).” Recently, she closed out Spotiify’s first-ever runway show. She also left Rolling Loud California in awe with a standout performance in addition to presenting SZA with the Woman of the Year Award at Billboard Women In Music. Not to mention, she teamed up with Big Boss Vette for the “Pretty Girls Walk (Remix)” and featured and co-starred in the video for “Upnow” with DD Osama.

Earlier this month, she teamed up with legendary rapper Busta Rhymes for “Players (DJ Saige Remix).” It follows the “Players (David Guetta Remix),” “Players (DJ Smallz 732 Jersey Club Remix)” and “Players (DJ Saige Remix)” with a Latin Remix with Dominican rapper Tokischa coming on Friday, March 31st.

Next, Leray stars in an episode of the docuseries RapCaviar Presents alongside Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. Based on the massively influential Spotify playlist of the same name, the six-part series will profile the likes of Tyler, The Creator, City Girls, Polo G, and Roddy Ricch. It premieres on Hulu on March 30th.

Thus far, Leray has amassed a staggering six billion streams and counting with 300 million on “Players.” The latter inspired 2.75 million TikTok creates with 10 billion-plus views. Not to mention, she toppled the Billboard Emerging Artists Chart at No. 1, while it soared to No. 1 on TikTok and IG Reels. It spent seven weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Rap Song Sales Chart and three weeks at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales Chart.

The original song features a sample of “The Message” by Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five. Coi Leray rips through one bold and braggadocious bar after another, exuding confidence and charisma. It pops off with the instantly unshakable hook as she proves, “‘Cause girls is players too.” Upon release, it simultaneously jumped to the top of numerous popular playlists on streaming platforms including #OnRepeat on Apple Music and Feelin Myself on Spotify. On Shazam, it dominated at No. 1 in New York City, Top 20 United States, and Top 200 Global Songs.

Buddy Iahn
Buddy Iahn

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