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PnB Rock Streams Surge 652% After His Death & ‘Selfish’ Returns to Charts

The late rapper's catalog spikes in streams following his murder on Sept. 12 at age 30.

The late PnB Rock’s streaming activity has surged as fans revisited his music after his shooting death on Sept. 12 at age 30. The rapper’s song catalog (defined as songs on which he was a lead artist) registered 30.5 million U.S. official on-demand streams in the week ending Sept. 15, according to Luminate, a swell of 651.9% from 4.1 million the week prior.

PnB Rock’s breakout hit, the 2017 track “Selfish,” was his most-streamed track of the week, drawing 7.7 million clicks in the week. Thanks to its nine-figure impact, the single returns at No. 17 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and at No. 13 on Hot Rap Songs. The new positions rewrite the peaks for “Selfish” on both charts, where it previously topped out at No. 21 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and No. 16 on Hot Rap Songs in its release year.

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“Selfish” was the breakthrough single for rapper PnB Rock, born Rakim Allen, who was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Sept. 12. It was the first (and highest-charting) of his eight career entries on the Billboard Hot 100 and appeared on the first of his three charting projects on the Billboard 200 albums chart, 2017’s GTTM: Goin Thru the Motions.

Following “Selfish,” PnB Rock’s next-highest impact came through his featured spot on Kodak Black’s “Too Many Years.” The track, released in 2016, earned 3 million U.S. streams, a 314% surge from the prior week.

Here’s a look at PnB Rock’s most-streamed tracks in the week of Sept. 9-15 in the U.S., including lead and featured roles:

“Selfish” – 7.7 million

“Too Many Years,” Kodak Black featuring PnB Rock – 3 million
“Middle Child,” with XXXTentacion – 2.1 million
“Dangerous,” Meek Mill featuring Jeremih and PnB Rock – 1.9 million
“Horses,” with Kodak Black and A Boogie wit da Hoodie – 1.8 million
“Luv Me Again” – 1.8 million