6ix9ine Slams Ariana Grande & Justin Bieber for ‘Single Bundling’: ‘Stop Manipulating the Charts!’ [Video]

Published: Friday 15th May 2020 by Rashad

Is 6ix9ine just a sore loser or is he shedding light on a hot topic in the music industry?

Regardless of where one stands on the issue, what is sure is the 24-year-old (born Daniel Hernandez) is making new enemies on freedom’s side of prison as he’s taken to social media almost everyday this week to call out Billboard for allowing artists to use unconventional tactics to score high chart positions (like we’ve reported here).

As his latest single, ‘GOOBA,’ is in a tight race with Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande‘s, ‘Stuck With U,’ for next week’s top spot, the latter have launched promotional campaigns to assist with the sell of their duet.  After Amazon urged fans to buy the tune in exchange for them donating $5 for each copy sold (click here to read more), Billboard themselves – in the final hours of sales tracking – took to Twitter to announce:

Because more and more artists are utilizing “bundling” the physical sale of singles (i.e. vinyl, signed CD copies) with the accompaniment of a free digital download, the sales-padding is helping their overall first week sales.  Apparently, 6ix9ine has had enough of this move, especially if such move costs him the #1 next week.

Look inside to see his lengthy rant to Billboard about how Ariana and Justin are “manipulating the charts.”

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  1. DC3 FOREVER May 16, 2020

    FACTS!!!! JAY Z & NICKI said it too…. he’ll even Beyoncé hinted to it. They can’t all be “mad” hell even the haters that come to this blog talk abut every artist that gets #1 uses “payola”

    • Jigglypuff May 16, 2020

      He must hire barbz .. they are so stoopid & work as ants to make him #1

  2. B**** May 16, 2020

    He’s telling the truth. Remember when an artist used to release a song and by radio AirPlay and purchased copies of singles used to be the way for number one?

    How the hell does a concert ticket…a hoodie from merchandise…single bundles..count now? It’s ridiculous.

    If anything, at least he’s exposing them to the world and calling them out. Now they’ve been checked and are in the open

    • Meme May 16, 2020

      Exactly, I just said the same in my comment. It’s just not the same.

  3. IKNOWTHETRUTH May 16, 2020

    BOY HUSH BEFORE THEY LEAK UR ADDRESS AGAIN. ON THE RUN BUT WONT HUSH

  4. Meme May 16, 2020

    He is right tho. Billboard seriously needs to revamp their system. The charts are a joke today. It’s just not the same as back when Rihanna has singles after singles hit number 1 organically from radio play, physical sales and then later digital sales. I don’t knock streaming because I too mostly stream. We are in a different era but I wholeheartedly believe a lot of people that go number 1 today do so by tricks and manipulation.

    • NawNaw May 16, 2020

      Agreed

  5. Ugghh May 16, 2020

    Lol The same reason Camilla be on the charts 😂😂

    Fûck this guy but appreciate him delivery receipts

  6. K’’man May 16, 2020

    I’m not a fan of his at all but he brings up a good point. Listening to the radio and seeing charts sometimes I get confused to see some songs be top 10 hits when their trash! I understand music ain’t selling like it used to but see what’s going on is wrong.

  7. 1988 May 16, 2020

    Stop crying to the internet about the music BUSINESS. This is promotion and it’s completely LEGAL. What you did to go to prison was completely ILLEGAL. I don’t care about this dude AT ALL…..lol. He understands why radio is not supporting him. Why no reputable manager would risk their good name taking him on as a client now. Be happy you have some faithful youtube fans/tik tok/wherever you can find them. 🙂 And his music is straight wack….

    • XYZ May 16, 2020

      His music is wack, but those tactics are cheating and he is right about that. Yes, this bundling is legal, but let’s be real, the Industry is a joke now

      • 1988 May 16, 2020

        You can sell anything but your fans have to BUY IT! These physical singles didn’t buy themselves. Don’t be mad that Ariana and Justin’s fans supported them with CASH MONEY. He is just mad they got all this done in one business day…..while he sat on that bed…lol. 🙂

    • Jeans May 16, 2020

      I believe every word he says

  8. Gio88 May 16, 2020

    Payola

  9. Justme May 16, 2020

    Boy bye me grateful you got a career after all that stuff you did. This is your second chance and this is what you gonna do with it, argue about a song that was poorly written. You don’t deserve to be #1. Your doing it off of hype not talent.

  10. Are You Kidding Me? May 16, 2020

    This is SO tacky. Can you imagine Diahann Carroll arguing over TV ratings with another Black woman? Whitney obsessing over chart placement with Mariah?

    These new “artists” are not even talented and more concerned with being #1 than actually making good music.

    If I hear one more whine about not getting an award or getting to #1. These people don’t want to make music because they love it. They want validation.

    The public is VERY fickle so validate yourself smh

    This fool is out of prison and look at what he is concerned with? Didn’t he want to get out to avoid the virus? So much for being appreciative of the little freedoms he didn’t have in there….

  11. AJ May 16, 2020

    While I understand some his concerns, he also needs to chill the flip out. The song is for CHARITY.

    • Clarks0o0ñ May 16, 2020

      A charity single that was discounted and sold for 69 cents
      We discounts a charity
      Isnt the goal of releasing a charity single is to make as much money from the song as possible

      A charity single that was sent to pop radio
      Who does payola for a charity single

      A charity single that has merchandise bundles

      Gurl this is not a charity single.

      • PinotNoir May 16, 2020

        You’re right.

        Her OST & his LP tanked.

        This is their chance to make $ (and stay on people’s minds).

        #GreedyAttentionWhøres

  12. Lou-Andrew Rodriguez May 16, 2020

    Sounds like Nicki and she weren’t lying either!!

  13. PinotNoir May 16, 2020

    He shoulda offered a bundle.

    His fault he got outsmarted.

    #BitterRegretTalking

  14. my+name May 16, 2020

    this is the weirdest “gangsta” i’ve ever witnessed. he is a b****.

  15. XYZ May 16, 2020

    To be honest, he is totally right about this. The Charts are a joke now. And this bundling concept is some legal cheating

  16. my+name May 16, 2020

    i’m sorry but this generation speaking on how the charts are unfair now???
    paying for chart placement is nothing new. this argument has been going on forever. this is not a new thing.

  17. ME+YOU+US May 16, 2020

    Why act like Cardioke B when you trying to get to see what he see’s…🤮🤮🤮🤮

  18. J May 16, 2020

    A mess

  19. Ropeburn May 16, 2020

    He’s ugly inside and out but he DOES have a point! Why is Billboard actively promoting certain artists’ singles?! They’re supposed to be the neutral 3rd party that just counts the numbers and tracks the chart positions. There’s definitely some digital phuckery goin on.

    • PinotNoir May 16, 2020

      Their social media person done effed up Billboard’s credibility.

  20. Only Facts May 16, 2020

    Uh, boy, where was this energy last week with your good friend Nicki Minaj? Pretty sure she and Doreesha manipulated the charts too. Don’t hold double standards. All of them are trash and none would’ve survived the music industry in the 90’s and early 00’s. Billboard should stop including bundles and two extra remixes.

  21. Mateo May 17, 2020

    Honestly, that’s modern pop royalty joining forces. Also, the labels and managers know the industry and billboard policies so well, they strategize for such releases. It’s not ariana and Justin idea to do bundle and “manipulate” the charts. They aren’t focused on marketing. Their job is to create/perform and engage with fans. His comments and accusations are targeted to the wrong individuals. You can’t hate the playa, hate the game.

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