Childish Gambino's 'This Is America' Hits No. 1 Spot In First Week

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On May 5, Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, released a single called "This is America".

"This Is America" has dominated the conversation online since it came out, so it's not all that shocking that it's hit No. 1.

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Donald Glover's musical alter ego, Childish Gambino, has scored the multi-talented performer his first No. 1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with his new hit "This Is America", Billboard reports. Now it seems as though Childish will pull through, with a number one debut on the chart. LP made him one of the most nominated artists at last year's Grammys, even though his only win ended up being for best traditional R&B performance.

Released during his hosting and performing stint on Saturday Night Live last weekend, the video for "This Is America" has been streamed over 110 million times worldwide.

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The track ends Drake's 15-week reign at the top of the charts - Nice for What was number one for four weeks after God's Plan ruled for 11.

Billboard reports that the music video for "This Is America", which now has over 110 million views on YouTube, accounted for a whopping 68 percent of the song's total streaming.

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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. The song's success on the main chart also secured top spots on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop and Hot Rap Song charts.

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