XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” Rockets To #1 On Hot 100; The Carters’ “APES**T” Debuts At #13

“SAD!” soars to #1 following the artist’s death.

XXXTentacion by Jack McKain (courtesy of AKW PR)

In the wake of his murder last Monday, XXXTentacion’s “SAD!” received enormous lifts in sales and streaming. Those lifts were enough to thrust “SAD!” to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

The song was #52 on last week’s chart. Prior to this week, it had peaked at #7.

“SAD!” becomes the late artist’s first #1 hit on the all-genre Hot 100.

Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin’s “I Like It” rises to #2 this week, while Drake’s “Nice For What” slips from #1 to #3. Up two places, Juice WRLD’s “Lucid Dreams” makes its first Top 5 appearance at #5.

Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You (featuring Cardi B)” holds at #5.

The balance of the Top 10: Post Malone’s “Psycho (featuring Ty Dolla $ign)” (#6, -4), Ella Mai’s “Boo’d Up” (#7, =), Drake’s “God’s Plan” (#8, -4), Ariana Grande’s “No Tears Left To Cry” (#9, =) and Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey’s “The Middle” (#10, -2).

— The top new entry comes from The Carters’ “APES**T.” The Beyonce-Jay-Z collaboration starts at #13 on this week’s listing.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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