Tekashi 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj’s track ‘Trollz’ may have debuted at number one, but the track has since suffered a dramatic drop on the Billboard charts – in fact, according to Chart Data, it is the “biggest fall for a number one debut in Hot 100 history”.
While ‘Trollz’ topped the charts upon its release and quickly raked in the biggest first-week sales of 2020 after selling 116,000 units, it’s the second week, however, was a vastly different story with the song since plummeting all the way down to number 34.
“This is what a #1 without radio or playlisting looks like in 2020,” one fan wrote on social media. “If you remove the industry control factors, it’s turbulent. An achievement for one week and painful soon after. We probably will see more of these pop-up hits that vanish soon after in the coming months.”
Another added: “A song with no radio. No playlist. Spotify paid it dust. Apple Music etc. Industry hated on it. Independent artist and label. Hated… It already got to the top spot so it can only fall. Congrats barbz. We make and break records.”
Tekashi 6ix9ine has previously accused the Billboard charts of being “corrupt“, as well as suggesting that singers Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber manipulated their hit ‘Stuck On U’ to rise to the top of the charts above Tekashi’s track ‘GOOBA’.
“I’ll be real disappointed if Billboard gets paid for number ones,” 6ix9ine said in an Instagram video at the time. He then pointed the camera at a chart forecast site, which he claimed gets sent to every label in advance of the final chart announcement.
“‘GOOBA’ sits at number two in the pictured chart forecast, while Grande and Bieber are down at number five. But then, “last night ‘Stuck With U’ by Ariana Grande submits 60,000 units out of nowhere,” 6ix9ine said. “Literally you’re manipulating the charts now,” he concludes.