Desiigner’s “Panda” Charts Higher Than Any Solo Future Song Ever Has
Future has dominated the rap game, though he hasn't dominated the Billboard charts on his own. But Desiigner, the man who many feel jacked Future's style, is finding great success on the charts. In fact, Desiigner's hit single "Panda" has charted higher than any solo track Future has ever released.
Music writer Al Shipley pointed this fact out when news broke that Desiigner's "Panda" hit No. 14 on the Billboard Hot 100. This is far higher than any Future solo release. The highest spot Future has attained with his own song is No. 28. The Atlanta rapper's DS2 track "Where Ya At" with Drake and Evol single "Low Life" with Weeknd have both reached No. 28.
It is shocking to see that Future's singles have not charted very well while "Panda," which clearly cribs from his style, has skyrocketed up the charts, but that could be because Billboard started counting streams toward these numbers in 2012, the same year Future's debut album Pluto dropped. The most success Future has found came through last year's tandem with Drake as "Jumpman" did reach No. 3 on the Hot 100.
Perhaps the most surprising revelation in Future's lack of Billboard chart success is the relatively low position of his most popular songs. 2014's "Move That Dope" only managed to reach No. 46 on the Hot 100, while the huge single "Fuck Up Some Commas" could not even crack the top 50, peaking at No. 55.
In the end, Future's doing fine without the Billboard accolades while Desiigner must prove that he is more than a one-hit wonder. Still, it is a bit jarring to see someone using Future's style to achieve greater results.
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