Larray Earns First Career Billboard Hot 100 Hit With ‘Canceled’
YouTuber and TikTok personality Larray scores his first career entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 31), as his new viral diss track "Canceled" debuts at No. 81.
YouTuber and TikTok personality Larray scores his first career entry on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (dated Oct. 31), as his new viral diss track “Canceled” debuts at No. 81.
The song starts on the strength of 9.1 million U.S. streams in the week ending Oct. 22, following its Oct. 18 release, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. It also enters the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at No. 34.
On the track, Larray (real name: Larri Merritt) targets many of his fellow TikTok and YouTube stars, including James Charles, Shane Dawson, Bryce Hall, Tony Lopez and Tana Mongeau, in a send-up of so-called “cancel culture.”
“Canceled” notably contains a sample of Tay-K’s viral 2017 hit “The Race,” which the rapper released while he was avoiding authorities for a capital murder charge. The latter peaked at No. 44 on the Hot 100 and No. 17 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs that September. (Last year, Tay-K, whose real name is Tamar McIntyre, was sentenced to 55 years in prison.)
“Canceled” is credited as produced by S.Diesel (who produced “The Race”) and Internet Money, the production collective/label co-founded by Taz Taylor and Nick Mira. The collective’s “Lemonade,” with Gunna and featuring Don Toliver and NAV, hold at its No. 10 high on the Hot 100.
Larray has nearly 18 million TikTok followers and 7 million YouTube subscribers. He’s also a member of the TikTok collective “Hype House,” with Charli D’Amelio, Dixie D’Amelio, Chase Hudson, Daisy Keech and Addison Rae, among others.
This article has been updated to reflect that Larray’s real name is Larri Merritt, not Lawrence Merritt.