If someone would’ve told me 4 years ago that the Migos would have the number 1 song in the country one day, i’d of said thats a very bold statement. But today Billboard broke the news that the Atlanta based trio accomplished this great feat, and don’t get me wrong I’m a huge Migos fan but I didn’t force trap music gaining notoriety on a national scale. Over the past two months, “Bad and Boujee” has steadily climbed up the charts thanks to impressive streaming numbers spurred on by viral memes and posts about the song, reaching the No. 2 spot last week behind Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles” last week, and claiming the top spot on Monday.
They topped the Streaming Songs chart for the second week in a row with a total of 35.3 million streams. Their highest streaming numbers came from YouTube, where the video was viewed 19.3 million times. Spotify streams for “Bad and Boujee” numbered 9.2 million, while the track’s plays on subscription services totaled 15.9 million over the past week. “Bad and Boujee” is also the first No. 1 for 300 Entertainment and Quality Control (congrats to Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles). Also shout out to producer Metro Boomin’ who is killing right now.
The single will more than likely remain at number 1 thanks to Donald Glover’s very high profile co-sign at last night’s Golden Globes: “I really wanna thank the Migos, not for being in the show, but for making “Bad and Boujee,” Glover said. “That’s the best song ever.”
Since Glover’s speech, streams of the song on Spotify increased by 243% on Monday compared to the same point last week and the song’s video was viewed over 10 million times. The song has now been streamed 62 million times on Spotify. “Bad and Boujee” is Migos’s first single from their upcoming sophomore album, Culture, due out January 27.