Chart Check [Hot 100]: XXXTentacion’s #1, Beyonce & Jay Z’s ‘ApeSh*t’ Debuts at #13

Published: Wednesday 27th Jun 2018 by Rashad

Unlike the gems from their most recent respective releases, ‘Lemonade’ and ‘4:44,’ the fans of Beyonce and Jay Z may have not exactly gone apesh*t over the album cuts from their first joint effort, ‘Everything is Love,’ but they sure do have their eyes and ears on the set’s lead single ‘Apesh*t.’  

Not only coming as the week’s highest debut of any artist, the tune also ranks as the highest charting song from the ‘Everything is Love’ album (to date).  The rest of its content debuted in the lower third of the Hot 100, with four of them even taking to the Bubbling Under Charts – “713” (#3), “Heard About Us” (#10), “Black Effect” (#20) and “Lovehappy” (#21).

While theories on piracy, the ineffectiveness of streaming exclusivity, and even ‘surprise album fatigue’ puzzle fans on the uncharacteristic commercial response to the project, one release that certainly isn’t experiencing any of this is the late XXXTentacion’s ‘Sad!’  While it’s certainly characteristic of the sales and streams of an artist to dramatically increase following news of his or her death, the response to the rapper’s passing has blown that out of the water.

Having already broken Taylor Swift’s major 1-day streaming record (click here to read more), the John Cunningham-produced hit has now jumped from #52 to #1 on the Hot 100:

Hot 100 This Week


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  1. ? + ✈ = ? June 27, 2018

    ? she’s flopping ? time to holler at Kelly Michelle and Matthew

    • ??? June 28, 2018


    • DC June 28, 2018

      Exactly but peeps keep calling her queen.

  2. FRESH NAVY June 27, 2018

    Wow. Boreonce is flopping so hard.
    Sam is killing me with this while theory bs. If this was Rihanna, he would have had it on an air balloon, on billboards, buses, tv and radio that fenty has flopped, but its his fossil queen and he’s tryna play it cute. Your GIRL FLOPPPPED.

    • gina June 28, 2018

      Lmao all of this.

  3. FRESH NAVY June 27, 2018

    Onika garbaje is flopping left and right. The lil wayne song has slipped out of the top half of the 100 so has Bed ft ariana and the light is coming is a flop too. nicki is on a serious decline. It’s tragic. Meanwhile Card is about to get her second #1 and just got her award for best female rapper at the BET Awards. Nicki should hang it up.

    • gina June 28, 2018

      But xxxtentacion blocked cardi too, and drake is coming next week so that second #1 isnt looking too promising.

      • DC June 28, 2018

        Drake album not single coming dumb a$$$

      • gina June 28, 2018

        and his single will shoot back to #1 dumbass.

    • Angello June 28, 2018

      LOOOL Yes Nokia Tanknaj is tanking hard. Her PANNED performance at the BET was a messs, literally she’s over

  4. Ricko June 27, 2018

    What happened to the “Queen” ??

    • Angello June 28, 2018


  5. Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) June 27, 2018

    Congrats Cardi. I love her new song I Like It and her other new single Bickenhead. Those are hot summer jams.

    Roach n Jiggaboo can keep that sh|t they trying sell as music. I ain’t feeling it all. Flop album. Flop single. Jiggaboo should stop leaching off Roach’s fans because her Roachhive wants hot solo Roach material not this garbage (aka trying be cool when u 40 and 50).

    • DIABETES UNBOTHERED June 27, 2018

      im gonna remember u said that once B7 drops. the carter album flopping is a GOOD THING cuz it means bey will finally let TRAP go. There is nothing serious about this EVERYTHING EP including it’s sells

      • Marco Polo June 28, 2018

        People do not engage with this jasmine girl (or boy) this diabetes is one of her other fake acc.
        She is just a troll who spends her all days trolling people on the comment section.
        She is a racist, bigot, homophobe and xenophobe.
        She’ll attack you and try to offend you, when nobody engages with her she just creates a ton of fake profiles and answer to herself.
        I hope she has mental problems ‘cause that’s a serious situation. Mentally ill people shouldn’t be able to go online unsupervised!

      • ??? June 28, 2018

        lmao now youre calling it an ep since it FLOPPED so hard? boy you roaches got more excuses than a n*$$a going to jail lmfaoooo. everthing is a FLOP is an ALBUM roach, just like this FLOP ALBUM breaks roach’s streak of #1 albums. her next album will FLOP hard too, so whats gonna be the excuse then? lmfaoooooooo

      • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) June 28, 2018

        Marco Polo I promise you I am not a troll. I don’t have the time to troll dear and just because u do not like a particular commenter don’t assume that it is me. You need to get a life. This is just a little music blog. Don’t ever make false accusations against me b|tch unless u can prove it which u can’t because it ain’t true so f.uck u and f.uck off b|tch! Keep seething and staying mad but keep my name out ur f.ucking gingivitis mouth!

      • Marco Polo June 28, 2018

        Stfu skanky Jasmine, you’re a poor man’s kim Kardashian.
        You’re full of s***, for someone who spends full days attacking everyone here now you just plainly lie and say you’re busy.
        Busy doing what? You must be busy lying and trying no to get caught xD
        Calm down you ratchet poor ugly imitation of a Disney princess.
        You’re so real aren’t you, I recall a few days ago you saying you’re a rich make up model or some s*** like that on ig look so prove it what’s your ig or twitter page!!
        Answer here and prove to everyone that you’re not a man or have not stole someone’s pics or something like that.
        Maybe you earn a bunch of followers (whom you don’t need ‘cause I remember u saying you have 1M) ???
        Come on filthy b**** prove you really exist or get back to that closet full of lies you created!

      • Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) June 28, 2018

        B|tch the burden of proof is on you! I’ll wait. I am certainly real and I don’t lie. Jealously is a disease. get well soon b|tch.

  6. Meme June 27, 2018

    Sad really is a dope song. I’m just mad I got into his music after his death.

    • Tori June 27, 2018

      Definitely is. The instrumental alone is beautiful.

    • Caleb June 27, 2018

      Well you aren’t the only one. There are so many people who love his music all the sudden that he’s dead, but at least you aren’t trying to play it off like you were his #1 fan.

  7. DIABETES UNBOTHERED June 27, 2018

    Poor card b about to have 2nd number 1

    • ??? June 28, 2018

      lmao nope, she got blocked by xxxtentacion just like APEFLOP lmfaooooo

  8. mr.m June 27, 2018


  9. DIABETES UNBOTHERED June 27, 2018

    I’m actually shocked Xxx music was already doing so well before he even died. Numb is my favorite Xxx track, way better than sad just the lyrics of Sad compliment the tragedy

  10. Gurlwepa89 June 27, 2018

    Beyonce u flopped girl, rapping ain’t for u and you’re running out of gimmicks. The tour is also lackluster, they’re having problems filling up the stadium and that’s factual. Cardi is coming for that #1 with “I Like It” and RIP XXXtentacion.

    • ROCK June 28, 2018

      What sort of your has no new hits?Just the same song and dance?I’m happy they are under performing on all fronts.The Carter’s have become so ‘exclusive’with basic stuff and the people have finally seen through the whole gimmick.if you must live in a bubble,then you better have genius material to back up your exclusivity.

  11. Thando June 28, 2018

    Beyonce needs to stop a lot of things. Stop this TIDAL exclusivity. Stop this “surprise release” nonsense because its no longer a surprise. The hive will not like this but I strongly think she should call Mathew to co-executive produce #B8 because let’s be honest, ever since Mathew left (before “4”) it has NOT BEEN WORKING. She’s oly grown as a touring force, not musically. Its enough. She needs to edit her ego & bring back Mathew. You may not like Mathew but Mathew KNOWS a “hit”, Mathew knows how to select and manage the best producers. Beyonce’s been trying this “my own woman” mentality since 2012 and quite frankly it is NOT working. Mathew said “4” was released into a “vacuum” and he was right! The man who produced “Girls (run the world)” told Beyonce that the sound is too old but Beyonce didn’t listen and released “Girls (run the world)” anyway. The producer was proved right as we all know what a spectacular flop that single was. I know for a FACT Mathew would’ve never allowed that song to be released, let alone as a first single. Beyonce literally has to go back to the drawing board: take time to actually make an album, don’t pay beat-makers to cook it up for you in 3 weeks; collaborate with proper lyricists not trap performers; release music TRADITIONALLY ie single first and announce an album release date and PROMOTE. Her ego is problematic, promo has nothing to do with ego. Promo is done because the GENERAL PUBLIC who are NOT BeyHive cannot BUY what they don’t see! On behalf of all the OLDER Beyhive members: can you please bring back physical CDs, please, please, please, please, please! My DIL, BDay, Sasha…Fierce, 4 and “BEYONCE” CDs look lonely. Side note: why don’t we get Tour DVDs anymore?!? If I remember correctly, “The Beyonce Experience” DVD sold like hotcakes! I love her but she needs to accept that we as the Hive (and yes I speak for the entire Hive, lol) we will never like your cheating husband. Sorry! That’s just an undeniable fact: the Hive clearly does not like Jay. We get it, you’ve reconciled and that’s great but we don’t have to like him. After all, he’s YOUR husband. Why refuse a DC reunion, WHY?! We original DC fans are not getting any younger, we want to go to the concert while we still can. Even worse, B8 will definitely be delayed because I’m hearing rumors that Adele has been quietly writing songs for an album she plans to release next year! And you KNOW that b**** has material for days after giving birth to that baby. In the name of your career Bey…FIX THIS! Fix this Beyonce, FIX IT!

    • ROCK June 28, 2018

      You took the words right out of my mouth

      Or shall I say..fingers?
      Beyonce needs Matthew
      Surprise release can only work twice.The first for the novelty,the second as a dare
      Third time is a JOKE gone too far.
      I am happy at the lacklustre commercial response
      Ego has to go
      Bring back promo and interview.She is not that MJ big yet.No one cares except the beyhive.
      And lastly,the music sucks
      This chick does not know a hit song.She really does need guidance…from her father not her hubby

    • Bey Sting June 28, 2018

      Say it!!!!!! Say it!!!!!!! Say it again. You’ve said it all. Puhreach!!!

  12. Martaevia La’wayne June 28, 2018

    How is that flopping though? It’s on the charts. I honestly think the album is hella good but I think people are mad at Jay-Z and that’s why maybe? I think if it was Just a Beyonce album then it would do better? Opinions? ..

  13. B2B June 28, 2018

    I don’t care, this is a great album. I’ve said it 50 time, Heard About Us is a hit. I agree with the person who said Matthew needs to come back, but that’s only if she wants to be a commercial force. At this point I think B needs to take a step back, and bring in a new team like she did before. I would love to see B work with kmichelle or Keyshia as far as song writing, or maybe the people they work with.

  14. G7Pat June 28, 2018

    Teens and kids are moving on from Nicki n bey…they r simply aging out….each new generation wants their own voice and its cardi….tried to tell yall

  15. JCP June 28, 2018

    The Everything album is a subpar effort. That’s the only reason it’s not performing well on the charts. The Carter’s are too old to be trying to sound cool. This album is 15 steps backwards in the wrong direction. Their music is actually devolving. Beyonce needs to come harder next album. And Jay-z can kick rocks.

  16. PRINCE MORDECAI SINGER June 28, 2018


  17. Sherrif June 28, 2018

    And this album is going to be one of the reasons why this power couple is going to split. ????? they must be arguing and shouting at each other behind the scene…beyonce crying for being dragged to do the duet album ???

  18. DanYiel Iman June 28, 2018

    Talking about Beyoncé & Jay Z for clicks only work because people love to hate anything they do!!

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