XXXTentacion has posthumously claimed the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 with his song “Sad!” The single first peaked at no. 7 on March 31, then jumped from the no. 52 spot to no. 1 in the days after the rapper was killed on June 18 at age 20.
He is the first artist to top the Billboard Hot 100 posthumously in a lead role since The Notorious B.I.G., with “Mo Money Mo Problems,” in 1997.
“Sad!” hails from XXXTentacion’s last album ?, which debuted at no. 1 on the Billboard 200 when it was released back in March. The song is his first no. 1 on both the the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts. Read all the details over at Billboard.
Revisit “Sad!” below.
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