XXXTENTACION just broke a record previously held by The Notorious B.I.G., according to Billboard.
Following the controversial rapper’s shooting death last Monday (June 18), his album sales soared and as a result, “SAD!” moved from #52 to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
It marks the first posthumous #1 single for a lead soloist since Biggie’s 1997 hit “Mo Money Mo Problems.” It’s also X’s only song to reach the top of the chart.
Nielsen Music tracking reports “SAD!” racked up 48.9 million streams, 26,000 downloads and 2.9 million radio audience impressions for the week ending June 21, resulting in the #1 placement.
The late Florida native also broke a global one-day Spotify record on Tuesday (June 19). X’s last album, ?, collected 10.4 million streams globally.
X was shot outside of RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach where he was attempting to buy a motorcycle. One suspect, Dedrick D. Williams, has been arrested and two others are believed to still be at large.
A public, open-casket funeral will be held for X on Wednesday (June 27). [apple_news_ad type=”any”]