6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj kicked off the week with news their latest duet, ‘TROLLZ,’ had been colored into the top spot of the Billboard Hot 100.
While Minaj was no stranger to the win as she just celebrated her inaugural #1 last month (click here to read more), the trip to the chart’s summit came as a first for her co-star – a victory he used to taunt fellow rappers Future, Gucci Mane, Meek Mill, and more as they could not boast the same (click here to read more).
But, while ‘TROLLZ’ may own the history-making feat of opening with 2020’s biggest first week sales yet, it is projected to soon be entering in history books for another reason: the biggest drop from #1 ever.
A month ago (as we reported here), 6ix9ine made enemies out of Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande fans when he alleged the duo ‘manipulated the charts’ to power their duet, ‘Stuck With U,’ to #1 (besting his comeback tune ‘GOOBA’ in the process). The next week, ‘Stuck’ made a historic drop from the top (click here to read more about that).
Using a similar strategy for his Minaj collaboration, 6ix9ine launched ‘TROLLZ’ to #1 on the back of single bundling, single discounting (to $.69), and making multiple versions of the tune available for streaming. Next week, however, industry analysts assert the chart triumph will be short-lived as the Sadpony-produced bop is set to plummet out of the top 20 – with some suggesting it will land as low as #28.
If the prediction above rings true, ‘TROLLZ’ will enter record books for making the biggest drop from #1 while remaining on the chart.
The claim for overall furthest fall from the summit remains Mariah Carey‘s annually resurgent yuletide hit, ‘All I Want For Christmas is You.’
Biggest Drops from #1 of All-Time
- 1 – off the Hot 100 completely: Mariah Carey – “All I Want for Christmas is You” (2020)
- 1–17: The Weeknd – “Heartless” (2019)
- 1–15: Billy Preston – “Nothing from Nothing” (1974)
- 1–15: Dionne Warwick and The Spinners – “Then Came You” (1974)
- 1–13: Ariana GrandeandJustin Bieber – “Stuck with U” (2020)