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Tekashi 69 Gets His First No. 1 Song As The Nicki Minaj Collaboration ‘Trollz’ Tops The Charts

Tekashi 69 felt like his single “Gooba” was slighted by the folks over at Billboard, but now he has at last landed his first chart-topping song: On the Hot 100 chart dated June 27, Tekashi’s Nicki Minaj-featuring single “Trollzdebuts at No. 1.

Trollz is only the 40th song ever to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100 in the chart’s history, and the fifth song to do so this year (that’s the most ever for a single year). This is Tekashi’s first No. 1 song and Minaj’s second (following the recent Doja Cat link-up “Say So“). For Minaj, this is her first No. 1 song in a lead role: She was credited as a featured guest on “Say So,” while “Trollz” is credited equally to Tekashi and Minaj. Minaj is also the first female rapper this century to debut on top of the Hot 100.

“Trollz” also continues an unprecedented period of chart prosperity for collaborations: The single is the record-extended seventh collaborative song to top the Hot 100. The song also debuted on top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts this week.

Tekashi and Minaj gave their single a boost last week when they released an alternate version of it, which featured a new verse that Minaj described as the first version of the track, as opposed to the eleventh iteration that was initially released.

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