It’s been a year since XXXTencion was shot dead in Florida. On June 18, Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, professionally known as XXXTentacion, was shot dead in his car in Florida, in bright daylight. Many fans were left shattered all around the globe. A lot of celebs joined the mourning over the young star losing his life in a matter of seconds. X began his career on SoundCloud, however, made history on Spotify after his death. YouTube Music Hits 3 Million Downloads in Less Than a Week, Celebrates Success With Musical Night.
XXXTentacion just entered the list of artists who have crossed one billion streams on Spotify. His song “Sad!” just passed one billion streams making him one of the few artists in that list. Currently, there are only 30 artists in the ten digits streams club. If this wasn’t enough, XXXTentacion is the first artist to enter the list after death. "Sad!" Was the lead single from his album ? which climbed to the top of billboard top 200 in March soon after its release.
Sad! has 7.5 million likes on Youtube
"Sad!" sits at number 32 of Spotify's top 100 streamed songs. Ed Sheeran's shape of you is the most streamed song while drake is the most streamed artist. Billie Eilish paid tribute XXXTentacion, her friend and the late artist with an Instagram post. Billie wrote: “Miss you. Hope you’re okay up there. Long live you." OMG! Cardi B Looks Super-Sultry in Her Boob-Flashing Fishnet Dress for an LA Outing With Offset, Leaves Netizens Thirsty.
A week after his death, XXXTentacion’s mother announced his girlfriend was pregnant. His girlfriend gave birth to a baby boy in January. XXXTentacion wanted to name his child Gekyume Onfroy if it was a boy and Xiorra if it was a girl. Gekyume was born on 26th January, 3 days after his father’s birthday.
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