Welcome to Billboard Pro trend up In this column, we take a closer look at the songs, artists, curiosities, and trends that have caught the attention of the music industry. Some appeared out of nowhere, others took months to catch, and they could all become ubiquitous in the blink of an eye on TikTok clips.
This week: An approved post-mortem remix of the popular Lil Uzi Vert leak appears on the verge of becoming their next major hit. rainbow find the pot of gold at the end guardian of the galaxy Trailer Bump and Mae Stevens are trying to turn TikTok virality into a streaming breakout.
For the past year, Lil Uzi Vert fans have been desperate to get their hands on the official version of “Watch This.” This is an unreleased track, presumably from his late 2010s, that was leaked in full in April 2022. Meanwhile, unofficial edits of the track have been picked up by various DJs and remixers looking to capitalize on the track’s excitement, among them the “Pluggnb Remix” of “Watch” on the verge of becoming the rapper’s next major. including producers Arizonatars located in strike.
Despite crediting the popular Sped Up Nightcore account on Spotify’s artist list, this remix is actually Faster The leaked version of “Watch” – actually a bit slower, with layers of wavy synths giving it a more psychedelic feel. This new compilation, which has been out since late last year (according to his Arizonatars on his YouTube of the song), is now officially licensed by Uzi’s Atlantic Records label and is taking off for streaming. According to Luminate, the week ending February 16 saw a 265.1% increase from the previous week.
This song will also debut in many programs billboard That includes Bow at No. 19 on Hot Rap Songs on Feb. 25, and it looks like it will likely hit the Billboard Hot 100 as long as the stream continues to climb. This is a very unusual path for a song whose original version doesn’t yet exist in official form, but it feels very fitting for 2023. Andrew Underberger