Off the album The Golden Boy, Touch It by Ghanaian singer Dennis Nana Dwamena, better known as KiDi has made its debut on the Billboard Charts.
The song debuted which has sparked a global dance challenge made an entry at number 20 on the World Digital Song Sales joining other big songs including Filter from BTS, Steady and Anoti from Wizkid, and many others.
Since its release, the song has done exponentially well amassing huge numbers on various streaming platforms leading to the KiDiTouchItChallenge on Tiktok. The challenge has so far raked in almost 100 Million views.
Touch It debuted at number 12 on the official Afrobeats UK chart and was recently featured on Latin America’s Tiktok homepage. Touch It also debuted at number 67 on the Top 200 Global Popular Songs on the Shazam Music Charts.
The official video has since amassed over 6.7 million views on YouTube. In September 2020, KiDi made his first entry on the Billboard charts with the remix of Say Cheese which featured Teddy Riley. The song debuted on Billboard’s Top Triller Global Chart at number 15. It was placed after Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s WAP and Latino singer Ozuna’s Caramelo.
Watch KiDi perform Touch It in Nairobi, Kenya.
About World Digital Song Sales
The Digital Songs or Digital Song Sales chart (previously named Hot Digital Songs) ranks the best-selling digital songs in the United States, as compiled by Nielsen SoundScan and published by Billboard magazine.
Although it originally started tracking song sales the week of October 30, 2004, it officially debuted in the issue dated January 22, 2005, and merged all versions of a song sold from digital music distributors. Its data was incorporated in the Hot 100 three weeks later.
Since October 2004, digital sales have been incorporated into many of Billboard‘s music singles charts.
The decision was based on the dramatic increase of the digital market while commercial single sales in a physical format were becoming negligible.