6ix9ine & Nicki Minaj’s ‘Trollz’ Launches at No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100, Lil Baby’s ‘The Bigger Picture’ Debuts at No. 3
Written by [email protected] on June 27, 2020
6ix9ine achieves his first leader & Minaj adds her second.
The song marks the first Hot 100 leader for 6ix9ine and the second for Minaj, who notches her first in a lead role.
Plus, Lil Baby’s “The Bigger Picture” bows at No. 3 on the Hot 100, a new career-rest rank.
Let’s run down the top 10 of the newest Hot 100, which blends all-genre U.S. streaming, radio airplay and sales data. All charts (dated June 27) will update on Billboard.com tomorrow (June 23).
“Trollz,” released June 12 on Create Music Group, arrives as the 1,105th No. 1 in the Hot 100’s nearly 62-year history. It’s the 40th No. 1 in debut ever, and the fifth this year, marking a new single-year high.
The track launches at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 116,000 sold in the week ending June 18, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, and No. 3 on Streaming Songs, with 36 million U.S. streams in the same span. It drew 1.2 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending June 21.
6ix9ine’s first Hot 100 No. 1, Minaj’s second: 6ix9ine scores his first Hot 100 No. 1. He tallied two prior top 10s, each of which reached No. 3: “FEFE,” featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz, in August 2018, and “Gooba,” which debuted at No. 3 on the May 23-dated chart, five weeks ago.
Minaj earns her second Hot 100 No. 1 (and 19th top 10) and first topper in a lead role. She previously ruled as featured on Doja Cat’s “Say So,” which led the May 16 chart, following the arrival of its Minaj remix. With “Say So,” Minaj set the record for the most Hot 100 appearances (109) needed for a first No. 1.
Biggest sales week in over a year: Starting with 116,000 sold, “Trollz” boasts the highest weekly sales sum since Taylor Swift’s “Me!,” featuring Brendon Urie, soared in with 193,000 (May 11, 2019).
“Trollz” was on sale in 6ix9ine and Minaj’s webstores via over a dozen physical/digital combination offerings (priced from 69 cents to $10) during the tracking week, including an alternate version released June 16. Consumers could purchase cassette, CD and vinyl singles (including an autographed CD copy), each with a digital download; the download would be sent to consumers upon purchase, with physical versions due to arrive at a later date.
Record fifth No. 1 debut of 2020: “Trollz” is the fifth song to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in 2020, following Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande’s “Rain on Me” (June 6); Grande and Justin Bieber’s “Stuck With U” (May 23); The Scotts, Travis Scott and Kid Kudi’s “The Scotts” (May 9); and Drake’s “Toosie Slide” (April 18).
2020 now sports the most Hot 100 No. 1 debuts in a single year — besting 2018 and 1995, each with four chart-topping entrances.
Record-extending 7 straight No. 1 collabs: “Trollz” marks the record-extending seventh consecutive collaboration to top the Hot 100. It follows DaBaby’s “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch (June 13 and 20); “Rain on Me” (June 6); Megan Thee Stallion’s “Savage,” featuring Beyoncé (May 30); “Stuck With U” (May 23); “Say So” (May 16); and “The Scotts” (May 9).
Independent’s week: With “Trollz,” Create Music Group scores its first Hot 100 No. 1. It’s the first leader on the list for an independent label since Bad Vibes Forever reigned with XXXTentacion’s “Sad!” on the June 30, 2018-dated chart. (A label is considered independent if it currently qualifies for inclusion on Billboard‘s Top Independent Albums chart, the methodology of which considers the means in which labels conduct their distribution and revenue-based commercial services.)
Go figure(s): As for more numbers … 6ix9ine (real name: Daniel Hernandez) is the seventh act with at least two numerals in its name to top the Hot 100. He follows: 21 Savage, UB40, Stars on 45, 50 Cent, 98 Degrees and 112.
No. 1 R&B/hip-hop & Rap: “Trollz” concurrently opens atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric formula as the Hot 100. 6ix9ine earns his first No. 1 on the former chart and second on the latter, after “Gooba.” Minaj scores her sixth No. 1 on each ranking.
DaBaby’s”Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, drops to No. 2 on the Hot 100, after two weeks at No. 1. The track rules Streaming Songs for a fifth week, with 39.8 million U.S. streams (up 11%), helped by a Black Lives Matter remix released June 12. It holds at No. 3 on Digital Song Sales, up 12% to 13,000 sold, and jumps 26-14 on the Radio Songs chart, up 21% to 31.4 million impressions.