Despite a relatively short career on the international stage, Juice WRLD had quite a prolific time span on the Billboard Hot 100.
After initially debuting two songs, “All Girls are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams,” on the Hot 100 dated May 26, 2018, the 21-year-old Chicago rapper/singer, who died Sunday (Dec. 8), notched 25 total appearances on the chart both as a lead and featured artist. In fact, on the Dec. 7 tally prior to his death, he was included on three different songs on the 100-position ranking, two as a lead artist.
Nothing could quite top the breakthrough hit, though. After “All Girls Are the Same” and “Lucid Dreams” debuted at Nos. 92 and 74 on the May 26, 2018, survey, respectively, it was the latter that became Juice WRLD’s first bona fide success, moving into the top 40 a week later. Its rise was swift, assisted by its catchy melody and a familiarity for an older demographic due to a sample of Sting’s 1993 song “Shape of My Heart.”
In just four weeks, the song was in the top 10 of the Hot 100, and it eventually peaked at No. 2 on the Oct. 6, 2018, holding the spot for two nonconsecutive weeks.
Not that he was a one-hit wonder: after the success of “Lucid Dreams,” Juice WRLD notched multiple Hot 100 appearances, including the No. 26 debut and peak of “Fine China,” with Future, from his October 2018 collaborative mixtape with Future, Wrld on Drugs.
In 2019, he remained an artist whose new releases had a strong chance of making the Hot 100 in some capacity, whether there was an initial promotional push at radio or not. “Robbery” started at No. 27 in March 2019, and most recently, “Bandit,” his collaboration with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, united both artists’ fan bases to debut at No. 11 on the Oct. 19, 2019, ranking, rising to a No. 10 peak the following week.
Though he did not manage a Hot 100 No. 1 during his lifetime, Juice WRLD did snag multiple leaders across other Billboard charts. That included a two-week reign for “Lucid Dreams” atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs tallies (October 2018).
In all, he earned two top 10s on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs, with nine top 20s overall on each
Here’s a look at Juice WRLD’s top five songs on the Hot 100, ranked by peak position:
1. “Lucid Dreams,” No. 2 peak, Oct. 6, 2018
2. “Bandit” (with YoungBoy Never Broke Again), No. 10, Oct. 26, 2019
3. “Fine China” (with Future), No. 26, Nov. 3, 2018
4. “Robbery,” No. 27, March 2, 2019
5. “Hear Me Calling,” No. 38, March 23, 2019
“Lucid Dreams” was also No. 1 on Streaming Songs in June 2018 for a pair of frames. On the radio front, the song also led Rhythmic Songs for a week (Oct. 13, 2018).
Nearly a year-and-a-half after “Lucid Dreams” ruled Streaming Songs, “Bandit” was also a leader there, snagging No. 1 on the Nov. 16, 2019, survey.
At the end of 2018, he was crowned Billboard’s top new R&B/hip-hop artist, and earlier this year, he was awarded top new artist at the Billboard Music Awards.