Tekashi 6ix9ine’s new single ‘GOOBA’ has broken YouTube’s record for the most-watched hip-hop video in a 24-hour span.
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On Friday (May 8), 6ix9ine, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, shared his first piece of music since being released from prison last month. He also shared an accompanying music video.
Now, according to Chart Data, the video has garnered the biggest 24-hour debut for a hip-hop video in YouTube history.
The video currently stands at 61 million views on YouTube. According to estimates, 43 million views were registered on the first day, the highest in YouTube history for a hip-hop song.
.@6ix9ine's "GOOBA" garnered the biggest 24 hour debut for a hip-hop video in YouTube history.
— chart data (@chartdata) May 9, 2020
6ix9ine made his much talked about return to the public eye with an Instagram Live session on Friday (May 8) which broke another record, the record for the most number of people tuned into the platform at the same time: 2 million.
Last month, his lawyer Dawn Florio said the star was planning to work on two new albums while serving the rest of his 24-month sentence from his home. “What he’s gonna do is he already has that advance for 10K Projects,” she said. “So he has to put out a Spanish album and an English album. So that’s what he’s going to do.”
6ix9ine was given prison time last December after pleading guilty to racketeering and an array of other charges. He was expected to spend between 37 years to life behind bars, but he had his sentence cut after co-operating with authorities and testifying against other members of the Nine Trey Bloods gang.