After Death, XXXTentacion Tops Billboard Hot 100 Chart

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This 2017 arrest photo made available by the Miami Dade Dept. of Corrections shows Jahseh Onfroy, also known as the rapper XXXTentacion, under arrest. Onfroy was shot and killed, Monday, June 18, 2018, in Deerfield Beach, Fla. (Miami Dade Dept of Corrections via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — Following his death, XXXTentacion has topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart with “Sad!” and his two albums have landed in the Top 10.

Billboard reports that the rapper-singer’s song, which originally peaked at No. 7, jumps from No. 52 to No. 1 this week, supplanting Drake’s “Nice for What.”

The 20-year-old died last week after being shot in Florida.

His recent album — called “?” — jumps from No. 24 to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It debuted at No. 1 in March. His gold-certified 2017 debut, “17,” leaps to No. 7 from No. 60.

XXXTentacion’s music is heavily streamed on Spotify and other platforms.

A memorial for the performer will be held Wednesday at BB&T Center, a 20,000 seat arena that is home to hockey’s Florida Panthers.

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