“GOOBA” drives record breaking week for 6ix9ine
Tekashi 6ix9ine arrived back on the U.S. scene in a major way this week, posting the Number One single in the country, according to Rolling Stone’s Top 100 Songs chart which measures U.S. on-demand audio streams and song sales, but does not include the 50MM+ streams the song received on YouTube. The chart eschews merchandise and ticket bundles which some say paints an unclear picture of overall music consumption.
Hitting Number One caps off a huge week for the controversial rapper who already has broken several records with “GOOBA.” On YouTube, “GOOBA” instantly became the Number One trending video on the platform, becoming the biggest hip-hop debut of all time with 43.55 million views in a 24-hour period, and is now the 8th most viewed debut video ever on YouTube. Then, less than three days after its release, “GOOBA” surpassed Taylor Swift’s “ME!” and Ariana Grande’s “thank you, next” as the fastest video in history to reach 100 Million views on YouTube by an American artist. “GOOBA” is being distributed globally by Create Music Group.
Over the weekend, the track reached the Number One position on Apple Music and rose to the Number 3 spot on Spotify’s U.S. Top 50 and Global Top 50 charts.
6ix9ine announced his return to music dramatically on Friday with a 13-minute appearance on Instagram Live which drew more than 2 million simultaneous viewers, crushing the previous record by almost 400%.
The groundswell of interest from fans thirsty for new music from 6ix9ine also propelled the rapper to become the Number One trending topic on Twitter on the day of the tracks’ release, just hours after the release of “GOOBA.”