Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” Soars to No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 Chart
The song hit the top spot on the Hot 100 chart Monday (Nov. 14), jumping up from No. 9 last week. It's the biggest jump on the chart since Taylor Swift's "Bad Blood" with Kendrick Lamar zoomed from No. 53 to No. 1 back in June 2015.
With this, the Miss. duo dethrone the Chainsmokers, whose hit song "Closer" has been atop the chart for 12 weeks now. "Black Beatles" is the highest charting song for Rae Sremmurd and Mike WiLL Made-It, and though the producer has had other songs chart in the top 10 (Miley Cyrus' "We Can't Stop" peaked at No. 2 in 2013), "Black Beatles" is his first No. 1 smash.
The song's late success (SremmLife 2, the album the song comes from, was released over three months ago, on Aug. 12), has been fueled mostly by the Mannequin Challenge, as many users are soundtracking their videos with the Rae Sremmurd single after the duo pulled off their own crazy Mannequin Challenge at a recent show. Even Paul McCartney got in on the fun.
"Black Beatles" is the highest-charting song Gucci Mane has ever been on as well, and in a recent interview on ESPN he talked about how grateful he was to Swae, Jxmmi and Mike WiLL Made-It for bringing him onboard for the song.
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