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Juice WRLD & Young Thug’s ‘Bad Boy’ Debuts in Top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

The late rapper continues his top 10 streak on the genre chart as his new collab "Bad Boy" - with possibly his last music video - arrives.

The late Juice WRLD adds a new top 10 to his roster on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart as his latest collaboration with Young Thug, “Bad Boy,” debuts at No. 9 on the list dated Jan. 30.

“Bad Boy” starts with 18.5 million U.S. streams in the week ending Jan. 21, according to MRC Data, in its debut frame, enough to open at No. 2 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart. As it trails only SZA’s “Good Days” on that ranking, “Bad” begins as the week’s most streamed rap title and crowns the Rap Streaming Songs list.

Song streams may have also received a publicity boost as Cole Bennett, who helms Lyrical Lemonade, a multimedia company that collaborated with Juice WRLD on the majority of his music videos, announced that “Bad Boy” contains the last footage that he and the rapper shot together before the latter’s death in December 2019.

In addition, the single also sold 2,000 downloads in the same period, prompting a No. 12 start on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart. Airplay fortunes are virtually non-existent, as with most new releases that have yet to receive an active promotional push to radio programmers from their record labels. The track’s initial full week at radio yields 88,000 in format audience in the week ending Jan. 24 (from 25 plays), well below the threshold of the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart, whose anchor spot track – Cordae’s “Gifted,” featuring Roddy Ricch, registered 1.9 million (from 635 plays).

Elsewhere, “Bad Boy” kicks off at No. 7 on Hot Rap Songs and at No. 22 on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100.

As “Bad Boy” arrives, Juice WRLD scores his 11th top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Further, it’s the late artist’s ninth to debut in the region; his only pair to start outside the top 10 were his breakthrough hit “Lucid Dreams,” which opened at No. 38 in May 2018 and “Life’s A Mess,” featuring Halsey, which entered at No. 40 after a partial week of streaming and sales.


Here’s a look at Juice WRLD’s top 10s on the chart:

Song Title, Artist (if other than only Juice WRLD), Peak Position, Peak Date
“Lucid Dreams,” No. 1 (two weeks), Oct. 6, 2018
“Bandit,” with YoungBoy Never Broke Again, No. 5, Dec. 21, 2019
“Godzilla,” Eminem featuring Juice WRLD, No. 3, Feb. 1, 2020
“Righteous,” No. 8, May 9, 2020
“Wishing Well,” No. 4, July 25, 2020
“Conversations,” No. 6, July 25, 2020
“Life’s a Mess,” with Halsey, No. 7, July 25, 2020
“Hate The Other Side,” with Marshmello and featuring Polo G & The Kid Laroi, No. 8, July 25, 2020
“Blood on My Jeans,” No. 9, July 25, 2020
“Smile,” with The Weeknd, Aug. 22, 2020
“Bad Boy,” with Young Thug, No. 9, Jan. 30, 2021

Young Thug, meanwhile, nabs his eighth top 10 slot on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Here’s his ledger:

Song Title, Artist (if other than only Juice WRLD), Peak Position, Peak Date
“Lifestyle,” Rich Gang featuring Young Thug & Rich Homie Quan, No. 4, Nov. 8, 2014
“No Limit,” Usher featuring Young Thug, No. 9, Oct. 8, 2016
“The London,” with J. Cole & Travis Scott, No. 6, June 8, 2019
“Goodbyes,” Post Malone featuring Young Thug, No. 2, July 20, 2019
“Hot,” featuring Gunna, No. 5, Nov. 16, 2019
“Go Crazy,” with Chris Brown, No. 1 (two weeks), Dec. 26, 2020
“Franchise,” Travis Scott featuring Young Thug & M.I.A., No. 1 (one week), Oct. 10, 2020
“Bad Boy,” with Juice WRLD, No. 9, Jan. 30, 2021