YNW Melly's 'Murder on My Mind' Tops On-Demand Streaming Songs Chart
The song becomes the rapper’s first No. 1 on the list while simultaneously moving 4-3 on the overall Streaming Songs tally.
YNW Melly’s “Murder on My Mind” continues its rise in streams amid the rapper’s incarceration due to two charges of first-degree murder, moving to No. 1 on Billboard’s On-Demand Streaming Songs chart and 4-3 on the overall Streaming Songs chart, both dated March 23.
The song reaches 35.8 million total streams in the week ending March 14, according to Nielsen Music, down 5 percent from the previous week (37.8 million).
However, the track’s count of on-demand audio streams (20.7 million) becomes the largest in the country for the week, marking the rapper’s first On-Demand Streaming Songs leader as it rises 2-1, toppling Jonas Brothers’ “Sucker” from the top spot. It’s YNW Melly’s first No. 1 on the list and comes with his first song to chart.
Additionally, the song’s return to No. 3 on Streaming Songs returns the track to its previous peak, initially achieved on the March 2-dated list.
20 spots below “Murder On My Mind,” another YNW Melly song reaches a new high on Streaming Songs, as “Mixed Personalities,” featuring Kanye West, vaults 31-23 (17 million).
On March 6, the rapper pleaded not guilty to the two counts of first-degree murder after authorities charged him in February with the fatal October shootings of two of his friends in Florida.