Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Tops Billboard 100

Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Tops Billboard 100

"This Is America" will handily top Childish's other highest topping song, "Redbone", of his last album, Awaken, My Love!

CHILDISH GAMBINO has explained why he is too "sensitive" to check out the reaction to his controversial viral video "This Is America". As it stands now, the single also holds the top spot in streaming songs with 65.3 million streams in the week ending May 10, according to Nielsen Music.

According to Nielsen Music, the Awaken, My Love! entertainer reportedly garnered 65.3 million US streams for the hit record, with 68 percent of those streams counting from the music video. On the download side of things, "This Is America" wrapped up the week with 78,000 in sales.

Canadian YouTube star Nicole Arbour took to Twitter to post her own "women's edit" version of Glover aka Childish Gambino's powerful video, in a move that prompted a number of negative comments from fellow social media users. However, the original intention of Glover's video was completely stripped away, leaving a whitewashed, eye-roll inducing mess.The original video was released late last week during the multi-hyphenate's appearance on Saturday Night Live.

"This Is America" has spoken to academics, cultural theorists, South African women and men, and even the privileged few like myself who were embarrassingly first engaged by GIFs of Glover's dancing.

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