Hollywood actor Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover has plenty to smile about. The hip-hop artist’s “This Is America” single has bumped Drake’s “Nice for What” single from atop the Billboard Hot 100.

Gambino’s newest accomplishment is also his first ever chart-topping single.

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Last week, buzz developed about “This Is America” possibly heading toward a Billboard Hot 100 top spot debut.

The song, fueled by its socially-conscious video, could dethrone Drake’s “Nice for What.” Driven in large part by its buzzy, socially-conscious video, Childish Gambino’s new single “This Is America” should challenge for a No. 1 on debut on next week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated May 19); the Hot 100 blends weekly streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music. (Billboard)

In a new interview, fellow Atlanta rapper Young Thug confirmed Gambino’s headed toward retirement and revealed he would land on his final LP.

“He got in touch with Reese LaFlare. I think they cool, friends or whatever. He told him to come to the [studio]. He said he has a song for me for his last album. I tweeted one time, I was like, ‘I bet I be on Gambino’s last album.’ I’m on his last album, it’s crazy. He’s really not making music after this. So in this picture I was like, trying to be, I was really frustrated that he wasn’t making music no more but I was trying to be cool.” (Spotify)


A few days ago, pop singer Adele shared her love for Donald Glover and acknowledged his greatness.