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YG’s ‘FDT’ Up 475% in Streams After Joe Biden’s Election Victory

U.S. on-demand streams of YG's anti-Donald Trump song "FDT," featuring Nipsey Hussle, vaulted 475% on Nov. 7 after it was announced that Joe Biden was projected to defeat Trump in the U.S…

U.S. on-demand streams of YG‘s anti-Donald Trump song “FDT,” featuring Nipsey Hussle, vaulted 475% on Nov. 7 after it was announced that Joe Biden was projected to defeat Trump in the U.S. presidential election, according to initial streaming reports from Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

“FDT” received 2.5 million on-demand streams in the U.S. on Nov. 7, leaping from its 438,000 on Nov. 6. Comparatively, the song drew 190,000 streams on Oct. 31, a week before belated election results from Pennsylvania reportedly pushed Biden to enough electoral votes to unseat the incumbent.

In fact, the one-day Nov. 7 count for “FDT” exceeds the overall amount for the song was in the entire Oct. 23-29 tracking week, the final full frame prior to the election, with 759,000 total on-demand streams in that seven-day period.

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The song, which saw similar sales gains between Nov. 6 and 7, is one of many that surged in streaming on Nov. 7, some due to their usage during Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’ speeches Nov. 7 in Delaware, others due to their celebratory nature following their victories.

The next-largest count on Nov. 7, for example, belonged to Miley Cyrus‘ “Party in the USA,” which snagged 644,000 streams, an 83% boost from Nov. 6. Kool & the Gang‘s “Celebration” (400,000 streams, up 286%), Lizzo‘s “Good as Hell” (403,000, up 10%), Kygo and Whitney Houston‘s “Higher Love” (318,000, up 12%), Pharrell Williams‘ “Happy” (317,000, up 25%), Queen‘s “We Are the Champions” (313,000, up 92%), Bill Withers‘ “Lovely Day” (296,000, up 34%), Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down” (232,000, up 14%), *NSYNC‘s “Bye Bye Bye” (199,000, up 23%) and Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “American Girl” (199,000, up 12%) were also among those with sizable increases on Nov. 7.

While their overall volumes were smaller than the titles above, such songs as Dropz’s “F**k Donald Trump” (58,000, up 560%) and iMarkkeyz and DJ Suede the Remix God‘s “Lose Yo Job” (39,000, up 586%) also made massive percentage increases, sparked by the election results.

Further gains will be reflected on the Billboard charts dated Nov. 21, covering the streaming and sales tracking weeks running Nov. 6-12.