PnB Rock Streams Up 652% After His Death & ‘Selfish’ Returns To The Charts

The late PnB Rock‘s streaming activity has increased as fans revisited his music afterwards his death shot on Sept. 12 at age 30. The rapper’s song catalog (defined as songs in which he was the lead artist) recorded 30.5 million US official on-demand streams in the week ending September. 15, according to Luminate, a 651.9% bump from 4.1 million the week before.

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

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

After “Selfish,” PnB Rock’s second biggest impact came through his featured spot on Kodak Black’s “Too Many Years.” Released in 2016, the track earned 3 million US streams, up 314% from the previous week.

Here’s a look at PnB Rock’s most streamed tracks of the week in September. 9-15 in the US, including starring 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


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