Earlier this week it was reported that Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane’s “Black Beatles” had a chance at taking up the the top spot on The Billboard Hot 100, and today, Billboard has confirmed that the song has jumped to #1.
Rae Sremmurd’s single has knocked The Chainsmokers “Closer” from the top the chart after a 12-week reign. Its quick ascent is thanks in part to the Mannequin Challenge, an internet craze that chose the song as its ficial soundtrack, and was endorsed by figures like Hillary Clinton and Paul McCartney.
This marks the first #1 for both Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane. It has made the greatest one week leap on the charts (9 to 1) since Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” (53 to 1) last June.
Many artist have done their own take on the Mannequin Challenge. You can vote for your favorite here.
Read our August/September cover story with Rae Sremmurd.