Lil Dicky's Viral Hit '$ave Dat Money' Debuts on Billboard Hot 100

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Lil Dicky in the video for "$ave Dat Money."

The release of comedic rapper Lil Dicky’s conceptual music video for “$ave Dat Money,” featuring Fetty Wap and Rich Homie Quan, helps launch the track onto the Billboard Hot 100, at No. 71 (dated Oct. 10), earning the artist his first appearance on the chart (which combines radio, sales and streams). It likewise becomes his first arrival on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, entering at No. 25.

The clip (released Sept. 17), based on the objective of making a rap video for no money, logged 4.1 million streams in the U.S. (during the tracking week ending Sept. 24, according to Nielsen Music) aiding in its entrance on the charts -- with 75 percent of clicks coming from YouTube views. The video premiere also resulted in a 290 percent rise in Spotify plays, amassing 756,000 domestic streams.

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The viral success of the video also triggered a sales gain for the song, as it sold 13,000 downloads in the week (up 589 percent), also netting a No. 24 debut on Rap Digital Songs.

Lil Dicky’s recently released set Professional Rapper also reaps the benefits from the track’s popularity, soaring 24-10 on Rap Albums -- taking the Greatest Gainer tag (5,000 units sold, a 314 percent surge). It entered at No. 1 on the Aug. 22-dated chart.

“$ave Dat Money” marks featured act Fetty Wap’s sixth Billboard Hot 100 hit, all of which are concurrently charting. The debut marks Rich Homie Quan’s seventh charted song on the list.


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