Queen Naija has the right prescription of “Medicine.” The YouTube sensation makes her first major impact on the Billboard Adult R&B Songs chart, as her catchy revenge song rises from No. 3 to No. 1 this week.
“Medicine,” the lead single from her self-titled project, achieved number one status after surpassing “Boo’d Up” by Ella Mai in its 15th week. Additionally, the song has reached the top spot on Urban Adult Contemporary radio today with 1,874 radio spins and over 10 million listeners. The kiss-off record debuted at No. 43 in August.
“‘Medicine’ was basically made to confirm to my supporters on YouTube what happened in my marriage,” she told The FADER in August. “They wanted to know was I leaving or not. I didn’t want to say anything because the first time after the cheating situation happened, I stayed. I felt stupid. But then it happened again privately and I didn’t want everyone to be like, I told you so. So instead of talking about it, I told them I’d write a song about it. Once I saw how crazy it went outside of YouTube, I was like, Okay, I need to take music more seriously. I’ve always wanted to sing — I’ve been singing since I was three. I knew it was going to happen somehow, but I didn’t know how.”
The pregnant singer is currently on tour in support of her EP.