XXXTentacion's "Bad!" becomes his third posthumous single to debut at #1 on our chart.
Since XXXTentacion was killed this past summer, his stock has rocketed on our weekly chart. He had zero #1 debuts at the time of his death. Four official posthumous tracks have been released to date (features on songs by Sauce Walka and Trippie Redd were taken down days after arriving online), and of those four, three have debuted at #1 on our chart. The fourth, his and Lil Peep's "Falling Down," was only kept out of the top spot by an uncommonly strong few weeks for Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly during their beef. It certainly looks like his first posthumous album, whenever it's released, will do numbers despite the ugly pall of sexual assault that hangs over X's legacy.
This week, Lil Wayne is the only artist with two appearances inside of the top ten. New tracks barely missing out on spots include The Diplomats' "Sauce Boyz" (#11), Lil Durk and Kevin Gates' "Play With Us" (#12), Tee Grizzley and Chance The Rapper's "Wake Up" (#13), and Anderson .Paak's "Who R U?" (#14).
10. Lil Wayne Feat Post Malone - What About Me
Last week, Lil Wayne shared two post-release Carter V bonus tracks, each one featuring a prominent star in their own right, and both coming in towards the bottom of our top ten this week. The first is the Post Malone-assisted "What About Me," which debuts at #10.
9. Lil Wayne Feat. Gucci Mane - In This House
The second consecutive Weezy entry in this top ten is the "In This House," which features Gucci Mane and samples Frank Ski's "There's Some Hoes in This House." It debuts at #9.
8. Metro Boomin Feat. 21 Savage, Travis Scott & Kodak Black - No More
We don't get a lot of tracks hanging around for a second week on the top ten, but when we do, it's usually songs from albums that dropped on Fridays and only had three days of eligibility to make their chart debut. That's the case with "No More," a star-studded cut from Metro Boomin's recent Not All Heroes Wear Capes album, which holds steady at #8 in its second week out.
7. Earl Sweatshirt - Nowhere2go
Just days after showing up for a hot 20 seconds on Vince Staples' FM!, Earl returned with his first actual new music in 3.5 years, dropping "Nowhere2go" last week after some teasing on IG. This one debuts at #7.
6. Ice Cube - Arrest The President
Cube doesn't release a ton of music these days, and when he does, he's not usually getting the most views on HNHH. But a political banger is certainly one way to right that, and his latest joint, "Arrest The President," debuts at #6.
5. Ariana Grande - thank u, next
Ariana Grande used to rely on features from noteworthy rappers to get into the top ten, but thanks to her recently-upped public profile, rap listeners seem to be checking for her now (even if it's just to unleash a barrage of sexist ideology in the comment section). Her new single, "thank u, next," which is now the #1 song in the country, debuts here at #5.
4. Takeoff - Casper
The second of two holdover's from last week's top ten, Takeoff's "Casper" seems like it could be the sleeper his from his quietly great debut solo album. In its second week out, The Last Rocket's "Casper" is up five places, leaping from #9 to #4.
3. Blac Chyna Feat. Yo Gotti & Jeremih - Deserve
This one has the feel of a car crash that you have to slow down and look at, but nevertheless, it racked up the views. Blac Chyna's musical debut, the Yo Gotti and Jeremih-featuring "Deserve," debuts at #3, perhaps off the strength of sheer incredulity alone.
2. J.I.D. Feat. J. Cole - Off Deez
Dreamville's J.I.D. is just weeks away from the release of his album Dicaprio 2, and to drum up some interest for it, he dropped off a new single featuring his label boss last week. "Off Deez" debuts at #2.
1. XXXTentacion - Bad!
This thing's only a hair over 90 seconds in length, but still, it debuts at #1.