Late rapper, XXXTentacion reportedly inked a record deal with $10 million weeks before his death. The deal was for his third album release. Since his death last month, his weekly streams have quadrupled, his single “Sad!” has shot to number one.
Since his death on June 18, XXXTentacion’s weekly streams have quadrupled, sending both of his albums back into the Top 5 and earning the rapper a posthumous No. 1 single, for “Sad!” That track’s new video — which was released the day of XXXTentacion’s funeral and, in an eerie twist, shows him fighting with his own corpse — has been viewed nearly 58 million times on YouTube, helping to bring total audio and video streams for XXXTentacion’s music to a whopping 4.6 billion, according to Nielsen.
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source – NYTIMES