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Newcomer Lizzo has earned her first number one single as her smash hit “Truth Hurts” rises from runner up rank on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart dated Aug. 31. “Truth Hurts” dethrones Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, after 20 weeks, the longest stay since the chart began in 1958. “Truth Hurts” has made gains in all three metrics that contribute to the chart: sales, streaming and radio play. The track reached No. 1 on the R&B/Hip Hop Digital Sales chart with 26,000 downloads sold as of Aug. 22, according to Nielsen Music, up 17% from the previous sales week, enough to earn the chart’s top Sales Gainer prize. As with the R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart, “Truth Hurts” displaces “Old Town Road” atop the sales list after the latter’s unprecedented 20-week command. U.S. streams of “Truth Hurts” climbed to 28.4 million during the week ending Aug. 22, a 5% increase from the previous frame. The gain prompts a 5-4 boost on the R&B/Hip Hop Streaming Songs chart, and helped the track peak at No. 3. “Truth Hurts” rose one rung on the R&B/Hip Hop Airplay chart, although it fell by 3% to 11.8 million in audience during the week ending Aug. 25. The song also surged 5-2 on the Pop Songs airplay chart and  currently sits at No. 4 on the all-genre Radio Songs chart with a 4% increase to 99.1 million in all-format audience. It also sits at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, thus ousting “Old Town Road” after its 20-week run. In addition, “Truth Hurts” has also hit a new high on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, moving 4-3 and earning the top Sales Gainer honor.

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