Raindrop. Drop top. “Bad and Boujee” is the greatest song—full stop. Well Donald Glovers Migos shout out last night helped it to top Billboard 100.
According to statistics from YouTube, the video has seen an incredible increase of views since Sunday’s Golden Globes. The video has gotten 1.2 million views Monday alone, and Sunday it saw 2.4 million visits. Donald Glover Migos shout out below.
“I think [Migos are] the Beatles of this generation and they don’t get a lot of respect outside of Atlanta,” Glover said backstage at the Golden Globes. “There’s a generation—sort of like that YouTube generation that I kinda came up with—of kids that are growing up on something that is completely separate from a whole group of people.”
Donald Glover loves Migos apparently and for good reason. Migos is a hot group “Bad and Boujee”‘s success story is not unlike that of the #1 song it dethroned: Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” which became ubiquitous after becoming the standard soundtrack for “Mannequin Challenge” videos. The Billboard Hot 100 charts have gradually changed their rules in the past few years to accommodate streams from digital and streaming services, and “Black Beatles” and “Bad and Boujee” are the two most prominent 2016 rap singles that have dominated the charts largely via viral video dissemination and memes. Current #6 track and dance video favorite “Juju (On that Beat)” by Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall (down from its #5 peak this week) also has followed that trajectory.
“Bad and bougie” pushes 4-2 in Digital Song Sales (76,000 downloads sold, down 35 percent; most songs dropped significantly in sales in the tracking week, following a hearty prior sales frame that included Christmas-week shopping) and nears the Radio Songs chart, gaining by 34 percent to 20 million in airplay audience. On R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, it bounds 14-6 as the chart’s Greatest Gainer (up 31 percent to 16.2 million in audience at the format).
‘Bad And Boujee’ by Migos featuring Lil Uzi Vert reaches #1 on Billboard Hot 100. pic.twitter.com/yqT1qmMNTR
— Music News & Facts (@musicnews_facts) January 9, 2017
Migos and Lil’ Uzi Vert earned their first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Bad and Boujee” on Monday, knocking Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane’s “Black Beatles” from the throne.
Much like Rae Sremmurd’s hit single, Migos can thank the creativity and support of their fans who helped the song go viral with hilarious tweets and memes playing off the song’s lyrics