XXXTENTACION's music has seen a massive increase in sales and streams.
Everyone in the hip hop community is still trying to come to terms with XXXTENTACION's untimely death. Many people felt they knew him personally through his music although never got the chance to actually meet the rapper. Despite the controversy that surrounded his name, his music did impact people on a personal level and helped them get through hardship. Following the rapper's death, his music sales skyrocketed through the roof.
XXXTENTACION's music sales have gone up astronomically ever since he was pronounced dead. X currently holds the number 1 and 2 album positions on Amazon's Mover's and Shaker's Digital Music list. X's debut album, 17, soared in sales by 9000% while his most recent album, ? went up in sales by 41,306% within a few hours.
The rapper's single, "SAD!" is currently holding the number one spot on the iTunes charts while "changes" is at number 5. In addition, both albums are sitting in the top 10 on the iTunes charts. ? at number 3 while 17 is at number 5.
In addition to massive digital sales, physical copies of both albums have also seen a massive spike on the charts. The ? LP is up by 542,566% and the CD format went up by 54,057%.
Spotify also dedicated a playlist to XXXTENTACION following his death. However, they caught backlash considering it was only a few weeks a go when they removed his music from official playlists due to their "Hateful Conduct Policy" which was reversed prior to X's death.
Check out our interview with the executive producer of XXXTENTACION's ? to find out more about his recording process.