6ix9ine may have withered into obscurity after his sophomore effort TattleTales failed to do what it needed on the charts, but the project did spawn a platinum record!
The Nicki Minaj-assisted “TROLLZ” has reached the one million mark and was certified by the Recording Industry Association of America on Friday (November 13). The song hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 upon its release in June, but quickly plummeted to No. 34 the very next week – making for worst fall from No. 1 in over 60 years behind Mariah Carey’s seasonal hit, “All I Want For Christmas Is You.”
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Minaj seemingly lost a few friendships over deciding to work with the polarizing rapper as well, with Boosie Badazz, former collaborator YG and even the late King Von speaking out against the decision.
“Yeah, dog, I don’t know … my feelings is hurt,” YG said when asked about working with Minaj again. “I’m a real street nigga! … I’m cool.”
“It shows a lack of character,” Boosie said in an interview. “It shows that you would change for money and success. That’s how I look at it. She doesn’t have to do that. She’s rich as fuck. I feel like she shitted on the ghetto community, all African-American people, she knows what I’m talking about, she said ‘fuck em.’
Minaj and 6ix9ine were one of nearly two dozen songs that have reached the top spot in 2020, even if for only a week. Revisit some of the other major No. 1 records of the year below.
Roddy Ricch – “The Box”
“The Box” spent 11 weeks straight at No. 1 from January to April.
The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights”
“Blinding Lights” spent four non-consecutive weeks at No. 1, broken up halfway through by Drake’s “Toosie Slide” for a week.
Drake – “Toosie Slide”
As mentioned above, “Toosie Slide” spent one week at No. 1 and popped up in the middle of The Weekend’s run with “Blinding Lights” in April. Though it was short-lived, the placement tied Drake with Mariah Carey’s record for most No. 1 debuts on the chart.
Travis Scott & Kid Cudi – “The Scotts”
Travis helped Kid Cudi secure his first No. 1 record with “The Scotts” when it reached the top of the chart for one week in May.
Doja Cat f. Nicki Minaj – “Say So (Remix)”
After a push for the top spot that included promising fans she’d show her boobs, Doja achieved the first No. 1 of her career with Minaj’s help on “Say So.” The success was short-lived, however, as the song dropped out of the top spot after Doja was accused of frequenting racist chatrooms and briefly cancelled online.
Megan Thee Stallion f. Beyoncé – “Savage”
“Savage” spent one week at No. 1 in May, making for Megan’s first No. 1 record and Beyoncé’s seventh.
DaBaby f. Roddy Ricch – “Rockstar”
“Rockstar” spent seven non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 over the summer, making for DaBaby’s first chart-topping record.
Cardi B f. Megan Thee Stallion – “WAP”
“WAP” gave both Cardi and Meg another No. 1 after it unsurprisingly debuted in the top slot in August, while also making history with 93 million streams – the most for any song in its first week. The track spent four non-consecutive weeks there.
Travis Scott f. Young Thug & M.I.A. – “Franchise”
“Franchise” helped Scott make Billboard history when it debuted at No. 1 in October, becoming the first artist to ever score three No. 1 hits in less than a year. The track spent one week in the top spot.
24kGoldn f. Iann Dior – “Mood
The song is on its fourth non-consecutive week at No. 1 and counting, making for both artists’ first No. 1 song.