Tekashi 6ix9ine Earns Career First No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100 with “Trollz,” Featuring Nicki Minaj

Tekashi 6ix9ine has trollz his way to the top…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican & Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has blasted to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart dated June 27 with his Nicki Minaj collaboration “Trollz.”   

Tekashi 6ix9ine

It’s the first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 6ix9ine and the second for Minaj, who notches her first in a lead role.

He had previously tallied two prior top 10s, each of which reached No. 3: “FEFE,” featuring Minaj and Murda Beatz, in August 2018, and “Gooba,” which debuted at No. 3 on the May 23-dated chart, five weeks ago.

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“Trollz,” released June 12 via Create Music Group, also launches at No. 1 on the Digital Song Sales chart with 116,000 sold in the week ending June 18, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data, another career first for him, and No. 3 on Streaming Songs, with 36 million U.S. streams in the same span. It drew 1.2 million radio airplay audience impressions in the week ending June 21.

“Trollz” boasts the highest weekly sales sum since Taylor Swift‘s “Me!,” featuring Brendon Urie, soared in with 193,000 (May 11, 2019).

“Trollz” concurrently opens atop the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts, which employ the same multi-metric formula as the Hot 100. 6ix9ine earns his first No. 1 on the former chart and second on the latter, after “Gooba.” 

Tekashi 6ix9ine Releases New Nicki Minaj Collaboration “Trollz”

Tekashi 6ix9ine is trollzing the internet…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican & Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, and Nicki Minaj have released the candy-colored video for their latest collaboration, “Trollz.” 

6ix9ine x Nicki Minaj

The song, which was release one week later than originally scheduled due to the nationwide protests over the police-involved killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, was released Friday morning with the visual a feast for the eyes and a famine for anyone who thinks they can take either MC on.

“They get nervous when it’s Nicki on the roster/ Somebody ushered this n—a into a clinic/ My flow’s still sick, I ain’t talkin’ a pandemic,” Minaj raps in between shots of her twerking in a bubble bath in a rainbow-colored bikini and bouncing topless in digital pasties and ROYGBV hair. “I write my own lyrics, a lot of these b—-es gimmicks/They study Nicki style, now all of them want to mimic.”

The follow-up to Tekashi’s first song since leaving prison, “Gooba,” the new track is uncharacteristically sedate for the typically over-amped rapper. 

Over a laconic beat, 6ix9ine’s first verse is a near-whisper before he unleashes on his detractors. 

“I know you don’t like me, you wanna fight me/ You don’t want no problems at your party, don’t invite me,” he spits in a more melodic take on his typical guttural flow (which, don’t worry, is back on the second verse). “I don’t worry ’bout you n—as, please stop talking about me/ Always talking ’bout me ’cause you looking for the clouty.”

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The sequel to the dynamic duo’s “FEFE” single from 2018 finds them sharing cotton candy and a giant bowl of colorful cereal, amid scenes of Nicki pouring milk on 6ix9ine’s head and Tekashi toting a giant cash stack and adjusting his ankle monitor. 

Minaj said on Instagram that “a portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to The Bail Project Inc. [@bailproject].” 

6ix9ine to Release “Trollz,” Featuring Nicki Minaj, on Friday

6ix9ine is ready for his own Trollz world tour…

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican American rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, will release his second comeback track, “Trollz” featuring Nicki Minaj, on Friday, June 12.

6ix9ine x Nicki Minaj

Minaj confirmed the collaboration via Instagram early Wednesday morning. Along with her announcement, she revealed her and 6ix9ine’s plans to aid in the bailing process. 

“A portion of the proceeds from #Trollz including merch items, will be going directly to The Bail Project Inc,” she wrote in her post.

Early Wednesday morning (June 10), Minaj “The fund provides free bail assistance to low-income individuals who can’t afford to pay bail while awaiting their trial. We want to protect and support the thousands of brave people working on the front lines of social justice, using their voices to demand AN END to the targeting and killing of Black Americans by the police. #BlackLivesMatter link in bio to Pre-save #TrollzVIDEO tmrw @ midnight.”

6ix9ine and Minaj previously connected on the Billboard Hot 100 single “Fefe,” which stormed to No. 3 on the chart.

6ix9ine found chart success upon his April release from jail when he released “Gooba.” The record soared to No. 3, tying his solo career best.

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Earns First No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs Chart

Tekashi 6ix9ine is livin’ the stream

The 24-year-old Puerto Rican and Mexican Americam rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, has logged his first No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart with “Gooba,” which debuts at No. 1 on the list dated May 23.

Tekashi 6ix9ine

6ix9ine’s latest single debuts with 55.3 million U.S. streams earned in the tracking week ending May 14, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

The song exceeds 6ix9ine’s previous best on the Streaming Charts: “Fefe” featuring Nicki Minaj, which debuted and peaked at No. 2 on the August 4, 2015-dated tally with 45.7 million streams.

Gooba also debits at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart.