Fan interest in Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s “TROLLZ” single proved to be fleeting following its No. 1 debut on the Billboard Hot 100. Just one week after entering at the top of the chart, the song plummeted to No. 34 in one of the worst declines in Hot 100 history.
“TROLLZ” suffered the second-worst skid from No. 1 in over 60 years, only outdone by Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Two decades after it was originally released, her holiday tune went from being atop the January 4, 2020 chart to off the Hot 100 completely on the January 11 listing.
Unlike Carey, 6ix9ine and Nicki don’t have the benefit of a holiday season changing to explain their fall. The two have the undesirable record of the steepest drop from No. 1 to another spot on the chart, which was previously held by The Weeknd. The XO Records singer’s “Heartless” fell from No. 1 to No. 17 in December 2019.
“TROLLZ” suffered a dramatic decrease in sales and streaming numbers in its second week. The single sold roughly 9,000 copies (down 92 percent) and pulled in 13.8 million streams in the U.S. (down 62 percent) for the week ending June 25.
Despite the downturn, 6ix9ine and Nicki’s collaboration actually experienced a significant uptick in radio play. The song had 2.3 million airplay audience impressions, marking a 97 percent increase from the 1.2 million impressions in its week at No. 1.
“TROLLZ” was 6ix9ine’s first track to ever reach No. 1 on the Hot 100. Nicki previously topped the chart with her guest appearance on Doja Cat’s “Say So” remix in May.