Following the death of XXXTentacion (born Jahseh Onfroy), who was shot and killed in Florida on Monday (June 18) at the age of 20, Billboard reflects on the controversial rapper’s short history on our charts.
In a little more than a year, XXXTentacion tallied 16 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart and three albums on the Billboard 200 -- including the No. 1 album, ?, earlier this year. His rapid success however, overlapped with a web of legal issues. At the time of his death, the 20-year-old was awaiting trial on more than a dozen felony charges and allegations of domestic violence against his then-pregnant girlfriend.
XXXTentacion earned his first Billboard chart appearances on the lists dated Feb. 25, 2017, when his breakout single “Look at Me!” debuted on, among other charts, the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 95. The song, which originally became popular on SoundCloud before it expanded to other digital and streaming distributors, became his first top 40 success, peaking at No. 34. “Look” was the first of 16 Hot 100 hits for the rapper during his lifetime; six of those entries landed in the top 40, including one top 10 hit, “Sad,” which peaked at No. 7 in March.
Here’s a look at his five biggest Hot 100 hits, through the chart dated June 23.
Title, Peak Position, Peak Date
1. “Sad!,” No. 7, March 31, 2018
2. “Roll In Peace,” Kodak Black featuring XXXTentacion, No. 31, March 31, 2018
3. “Look at Me!,” No. 34, April 22, 2017
4. “Jocelyn Flores,” No. 31, Sept. 16, 2017
5. “F**k Love,” featuring Trippie Redd, No. 41, Sept. 16, 2017
XXXTentacion’s biggest Billboard Hot 100 hits are based on actual performance on the weekly Billboard Hot 100, through the June 23, 2018, ranking. Songs are ranked based on an inverse point system, with weeks at No. 1 earning the greatest value and weeks at No. 100 earning the least.
XXXTentacion also scored three albums on the Billboard 200. He first hit the list with Revenge, a mixtape that housed “Look.” The set cracked the chart at No. 76 in June 2017, reached a No. 44 peak, and remained on the ranking for 29 weeks. Later that year, he released his first studio LP, 17, which opened at No. 2 that September and spawned seven Hot 100 hits, including “Jocelyn Flores” and “F**k Love,” featuring Trippie Redd.
Just over six months later, XXXTentacion achieved his first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with ?, which topped the chart for one week in March. As with 17, ? also generated seven Hot 100 hits, including “Sad!”
Through June 14, XXXTentacion’s albums had earned 2 million equivalent album units in the U.S., while his songs collectively generated 3.96 billion on-demand streams stateside, according to Nielsen Music.