DJ Khaled, Rihanna & Bryson Tiller Hit No. 1 In The U.K. With ‘Wild Thoughts’
We’re making histoRIH again! After running the show for nine nonconsecutive weeks, Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber’s Latin smash “Despacito” has been kicked out of the top spot on the U.K. singles tally yet again, and this time, it might be for good.
Taking the place of one of the most successful Spanish tracks of all time is DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” which has been climbing the listing since the moment it arrived. The song, which serves as the fourth official single off his latest album Grateful, features vocals from Rihanna and Bryson Tiller, and it’s no secret that their appearance on the tune helped it rise as far as it has.
“Wild Thoughts” is the second No. 1 for Khaled in the U.K., with his other greatest success peaking just two months ago. “I’m The One,” which features Bieber, Lil Wayne, Quavo and Chance The Rapper, started in the highest possible position in a number of countries back in May (including both the U.K. and the U.S.), and while it didn’t hold onto the throne for very long, all those artists can now add another charting smash to their discographies.
The song is the first chart-topper for Tiller, whose star is quickly rising, but global pop icon Rihanna has been here before. In fact, this is RiRi’s ninth No. 1 hit in the U.K., and it probably won’t be her last, as she is still going strong and creating new music all the time.
“Despacito” earned nine weeks at the peak of the British singles ranking, and that run was only interrupted once, and it was just for a single frame. The popular summer hit took a break from ruling to allow a charity re-recording of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” to start in the lead position, which was something everybody could be happy about, as all proceeds connected to the tune went to the victims and the families of the victims of the tragic Grenfell Fire that killed dozens of people in London.
It is possible that “Despacito” could bounce back up, but eventually the song has to descend for good, and this might be the time.