XXXTentacion posthumously tops US singles chart with ‘Sad!’

The Florida rapper was shot and killed in an apparent robbery on June 18

XXXTentacion‘s track ‘Sad!’ has topped the US singles chart a week on from his death last Monday (June 18).

The rising Florida rapper was shot and killed in an apparent robbery in Deerfield, Florida last week. He was 20.

XXXTentacion has now earned a posthumous number one single in the US with his song ‘Sad!’, which featured on his second album ‘?’.

It is the first time that one of the rapper’s songs has topped the Billboard Hot 100, and he is the first artist to earn a posthumous number one single as a lead artist in the US since Notorious B.I.G. in 1997 with ‘Mo Money Mo Problems’. He is the eighth solo artist in US chart history to have topped the chart posthumously.

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‘Sad!’ had previously peaked at number 7 on the Hot 100 back in March. Last week, the track broke Taylor Swift’s existing record for the most one-day streams on Spotify.

The rapper’s family have announced that a public memorial will be held on Wednesday (June 27) at the Florida Panthers Stadium.

A flyer was shared on XXXTentacion’s social media channels which carried the caption: “Fans come out and say your final goodbyes. It will be your last chance to see him.”