WhoHeem reaches Billboard’s charts for the first time and notches his initial entry on the Billboard Hot 100, as his breakthrough single “Lets Link” starts at No. 90 on the list dated Sept. 12.
Released commercially Aug. 20, the song debuts with 7.3 million U.S. streams and 1,000 downloads sold in the week ending Sept. 3, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It concurrently begins at No. 32 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, while WhoHeem himself debuts at No. 20 on the Emerging Artists chart.
According to TikTok, the song has been used in over 700,000 videos to date.
In recent months, the social video sharing app has helped multiple artists hit the Hot 100 for the first time, including Arizona Zervas (“Roxanne”), Benee (“Supalonely”) and Jawsh 685 (“Savage Love [Laxed – Siren Beat]”).
Also making their Billboard chart debuts this week are Necrot, as the California metal band starts at No. 17 on Emerging Artists as its LP Mortal enters Heatseekers Albums at No. 10 (4,000 equivalent album units), while German singer-songwriter Zoe Wees sends her breakthrough track “Control” onto the Pop Songs airplay chart at No. 40.