Texas Southern University student Megan Thee Stallion could gallop to No. 1 on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 given that everything goes to plan for her.
Her song “Savage” is currently battling Doja Cat’s “Say So” for the highest perch.
According to projections based on building Nielsen Music/MRC Data figures, Megan Thee Stallion‘s “Savage” and Doja Cat‘s “Say So” should both challenge for the summit of the May 16-dated Hot 100, thanks to notable gains. On the most recently published chart, dated May 9, the former ranks at No. 4, a new high, and the latter places at No. 6, after reaching No. 5.
The tracks are aiming to dethrone “The Scotts,” by The Scotts, Travis Scott and Kid Cudi, as the collaboration is likely to depart the top spot after it launched at No. 1on the May 9-dated chart.
The Hot 100 blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and digital sales data. The top 10 of the May 16-dated chart is scheduled to be revealed Monday (May 11), with all surveys updating on Billboard.com Tuesday (May 12). The May 16-dated Hot 100 will reflect the streaming and sales tracking week ending May 7 and the airplay week ending May 10.
Per preliminary data, “Savage” and “Say So” appear set for a tight battle for No. 1. “Savage” (released on 1501 Certified/300) could draw over 40 million U.S. streams and 40 million in radio airplay audience and sell over 50,000 downloads in the tracking week. “Say So” (on Kemosabe/RCA) could sport over 90 million in radio reach, 25 million streams and 80,000 sold in the same span.
The high-profile remixes of the song have definitely benefited Meg and Doja Cat too.
Beyonce made an appearance with four original verses on “Savage Remix” and Nicki Minaj jumped on “Say So Remix” to drop some dope verses, respectively.