The rockers’ catalog received 11.1 million streams in the tracking week ending June 11.
Rage Against the Machine’s catalog continues to see gains in U.S. streams and digital sales amid worldwide social justice protests, allowing the band to rise or debut on multiple charts dated June 20 and for its guitarist, Tom Morello, to make his maiden appearance on Billboard’s Social 50 chart.
In the tracking week ending June 11, the Los Angeles four-piece racked up 11.1 million on-demand U.S. streams of its material, leaping 15%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That’s after a 62% jump in the tracking week ending June 4 (9.7 million streams).
Leading the way: “Killing in the Name,” the rockers’ critique of police brutality and racism, which received 2.4 million streams, up 14%. The band’s debut single, it failed to chart in the U.S. upon its 1992 release but has since appeared on multiple Billboard charts over the years due to its longevity; after first appearing on the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales list dated April 16, 2011, it reaches a new peak of No. 3 on the latest ranking, thanks to 2,000 digital downloads of the song.