DaBaby and Roddy Ricch Reign Supreme on the Hot 100

Hot 100 Winners

Rappers DaBaby and Roddy Ricch have made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 once again. Their chart topping hit, ‘Rockstar‘, occupies the No. 1 spot on the chart for the (total) third week since its debut on the chart. 

The Billboard Hot 100 rankings for the week hit the music world today, and surprise has ensued. DaBaby and Roddy Ricch – the week’s crowned stars – have grabbed No. 1 right out of the hands of last week’s stars, 6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj. The latter duo’s track ‘Trollz’ suffers a huge hit on the charts this week, dropping all the way to No. 34 after last week’s No. 1 debut

This week’s ranking marks the third week (non-consecutive) that ‘Rockstar’ spends at No.1 atop the chart. The track also continues to occupy No. 1 on the Streaming Songs Chart for the sixth consecutive week in a row. The smash hit collaboration also continues to enjoy success on the Hot R&B/ Hip Hop Songs chart, as well as the Hot Rap Songs chart. 

Other appearances on this week’s Hot 100 ranking include some familiar faces. The Weeknd’s disco-pop hit, ‘Blinding Lights’, stays strong at No. 3. Justin Bieber and Doja Cat continue to occupy No. 5 and No. 6 with their tracks, ‘Intentions’ ft. Quavo and ‘Say So’, respectively. 

Meghan Thee Stallion continues to claim her space in music, grounded at No. 2 on the Hot 100, with the remix of ‘Savage’ ft. Beyonce. 

Roddy Ricch and DaBaby enjoy another high as their politically charged performance of ‘Rockstar’ (a remixed version), enjoys mass audiences world over. The performance debuted at the BET Awards 2020 and has received commendations, since.

By: Ahalya Narayanan

Alicia Keys Moves Fans to Tears with Powerful Performance 

Alicia Keys gives stunning performance

Vocal powerhouse and industry veteran, Alicia Keys moved fans world over to tears with the performance of her latest release ‘A Perfect Way to Die’ at the BET Awards 2020. 

On June 18th, Keys took to Instagram to share news about the release of her new song ‘A Perfect Way to Die’. In the emotional post, the singer wrote: “I have felt called by music like I never have before. I have been following its lead. It has led me to the song ‘A Perfect Way to Die'”.

Alicia Keys went on to explain, “Of course there is NO perfect way to die. That phrase doesn’t even make sense. Just like it doesn’t make sense that there are so many innocent lives that should not have been taken from us due to the destructive culture of police violence”.

Alicia Keys, who has been extremely vocal in the movement following Geroge Floyd’s death, wrote ‘A Perfect Way to Die’ as a tribute to the countless lives that have been lost as a result of police brutality, stemming from systemic racism. 

Her performance at the BET Awards 2020 served as a powerful reminder that the fight for justice must continue. And as Alicia Keys occupied the screen, fans world over wept in solidarity. 

Check out the full performance below. 

By: Ahalya Narayanan