Tems Scores First Hot 100 Number 1 with Future’s “Wait For U”

“Wait For U” actually samples Tems’ Open Mic live performance of her 2021 song “Higher.”

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Nigerian singing sensation Tems has scored her first Billboard Hot 100 Number 1 debut with her appearance on American rapper Future’s new jam “Wait For U.” The song also features Drake.

“Wait For U” is one of the songs on Future’s latest body of work “I Never Liked You,” and sees the prolific rapper land only his second Number 1 debut, while it earned Drake his tenth. The album also currently occupies the Number 1 spot on the Billboard 200 Album Chart.

As for Tems, the singer adds the No. 1 to her growing arsenal of hits. “Wait For U” becomes her second top 10, after Wizkid’s “Essence” landed as No. 9 in the chart during October 2021.
Tems has previously enjoyed a co-sign from Drake on his latest album, “Certified Lover Boy,” which was released late last year.

“Wait For U” actually samples Tems’ Open Mic live performance of her 2021 song “Higher” and has been streamed a total of 40.2 million times, with 7.9 million radio airplay audience impressions and 6,400 downloads sold in the April 29-May 5 tracking week, according to Luminate via Billboard.

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The song’s accompanying chivalric-inspired music video was released on May 5 and is currently sitting at No. 3 on YouTube’s trending music page with 6 million views and counting.

As for the rest of the Hot 100, Harry Styles’ “As It Was” settles into No. 2, after three weeks at No. 1 while Jack Harlow’s “First Class” fell 2-3 spots down.

Check out the Billboard Charts website HERE for more info.

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