Rising rapper Masked Wolf’s breakout release, “Astronaut in the Ocean,” plants its flag at No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Songs chart as the single advances from No. 2 to lead the list dated May 22. With its ascent, “Astronaut” evicts Polo G’s “Rapstar” from the summit after the latter’s four weeks in charge.
“Astronaut” reigns for the first time in its 13 weeks on the Hot Rap Songs chart as it continues to make steady weekly advances in streaming and radio airplay. On the former front, the single registered 19.9 million U.S. streams in the week ending May 13, according to MRC Data, up 1% from its previous week’s sum and a new weekly best for the track. Despite the gain, the song backtracks 3-4 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart as two high-profile debuts, J. Cole’s “Interlude” and the Trippie Redd and Playboi Carti collaboration “Miss The Rage,” blast in at Nos. 1 and 3, respectively.