‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’ Tops Billboard Hot 100 For Second Week As Country Dominates Charts

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Country singer-songwriter Oliver Anthony’s breakout struck “Rich Men North of Richmond” snagged the leading area on the Billboard Hot 100 for a 2nd week, propped up by conservative media characters and political leaders, in spite of Anthony’s rebuke of both sides of the political spectrum.

Anthony’s hit “Rich Men North of Richmond” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 recently.

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Key Facts

Anthony’s hit as soon as again leads a trio of nation tunes at the top of the Hot 100— just the 3rd time in history that has actually occurred, all of which were this month.

Luke Combs’ “Fast Car” and Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” ranked 2nd and 3rd on the Hot 100, ahead of Taylor Swift’s 2019 tune “Cruel Summer” at No. 4 and Doja Cat’s “Paint the Town Red” at No. 5.

Anthony ended up being the very first artist to launching at No. 1 on the Hot 100 without having any previous chart history recently, when “Rich Men North of Richmond” initially topped the chart.

Right-wing experts and political leaders, consisting of Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) and previous Arizona gubernatorial prospect Kari Lake, have promoted the tune since of its anti-Washington elite message, while some on the left have actually slammed its lyrics that implicate “overweight” individuals of “milking well-being.”

Anthony has actually formerly stated he is politically “dead center” and has disputes with both liberals and conservatives.

This week, “Rich Men North of Richmond” was streamed 22.9 million times and offered 117,000 downloads, topping Billboard‘s Digital Song Sales chart for a 2nd week and the Streaming Songs chart for the very first time.

Surprising Fact

” Rich Men North of Richmond” dipped into the Republican governmental dispute recently, which Anthony slammed in a YouTube video action. At the dispute, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) stated the United States remains in “decrease” due to the fact that “those abundant males north of Richmond have actually put us in this scenario.”

Crucial Quote

” It was amusing seeing it at the governmental dispute, since it’s, like, I composed that tune about those individuals, so for them to need to sit there and listen to that, that fractures me up,” Anthony stated in his YouTube video.

Big Number

46 million. That’s the number of views “Rich Men North of Richmond” has on YouTube

Key Background

Anthony is a farmer coming from Farmville, Virginia, who has actually been composing his own music because2021 He has actually called music an outlet for hard times he experienced, consisting of costs “a great deal of nights getting high and getting intoxicated” and working 12- hour shifts at a North Carolina factory. Anthony initially published an efficiency of “Rich Men North of Richmond” on his YouTube channel on August 1, where he has actually been publishing covers and initial tunes given that2020 The success of his breakout hit has actually likewise affected his other tunes: Last week, Anthony charted19 tunes in the top 70 of the U.S. iTunes chart.

Further Reading

Controversial ‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’– Oliver Anthony’s Hit Song Championed By The Right– Explained(Forbes)

Oliver Anthony Condemns Conservative Figures Adopting ‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’: ‘I Wrote That Song About Those People’(Forbes)

Oliver Anthony Dominates iTunes Chart As ‘Rich Men North Of Richmond’ Hype Boosts His Other Songs(Forbes)

Oliver Anthony Music’s ‘Rich Men North of Richmond’ Notches Second Week at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100(Billboard)

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