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King Von Charts on Hot 100 for First Time After His Death, Led by 'Took Her to the O'

King Von
Esdras Thelusma

King Von

Four songs debut following his Nov. 6 death.

Late Chicago drill rapper King Von posthumously charts four songs on the latest Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Nov. 21). The songs mark his first ever to make the ranking.

King Von (born Dayvon Bennett) died at age 26 after being shot in a brawl outside an Atlanta nightclub on Nov. 6. As tributes poured in online, sales and streams for his catalog surged.

His track "Took Her to the O," from his mixtape Levon James, released in March, debuts the highest of his four Hot 100 entries at No. 47, as it collected 11.9 million U.S. streams (up 258%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 502%) in the tracking week ending Nov. 12, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

"The Code," featuring Polo G, which appears on Von's first full-length studio album Welcome to O'Block, released Oct. 30, follows at No. 66 on the Hot 100, with 8.4 million U.S. streams (up 79%) and 1,000 sold (up 105%).

Here's a recap of all four of King Von's entries on the latest Hot 100:

Rank, Title (streams & sales totals/gains)
No. 47, "Took Her to the O" (up 258% in streams to 11.9 million; 502% in sales to 1,000)
No. 66, "The Code," feat. Polo G (up 79% in streams to 8.4 million; 105% in sales to 1,000)
No. 77, "All These N**gas," feat. Lil Durk (up 167% in streams to 8.1 million)
No. 81, "Crazy Story 2.0," feat. Lil Durk (up 286% in streams to 7.1 million; 1,071% in sales to 1,000)

King Von concurrently charts three titles on the latest Billboard 200 albums chart. Welcome to O'Block rises 13-5 in its second week on the survey with 44,000 equivalent album units (up 69%). It debuted on the chart a week earlier with 26,000 units.

Plus, Levon James re-enters the Billboard 200 at No. 39, a new peak (15,000 units, up 287%) and Grandson, Vol. 1 returns at No. 52, also a new peak (13,000 units, 338%).