A month after its release, Post Malone’s 21 Savage-featuring single “rockstar” has finally crept from No. 2 up to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has performed especially well on streaming, a category that includes data from YouTube as well as services like Spotify.
The chorus loop may be a weirdly hypnotic, post-Vine marketing gimmick, but it seems like it worked. “rockstar” is both Post Malone’s and 21 Savage’s first-ever No. 1 single, meaning this probably won’t be the last time an artist attempts to boost a track by distilling its catchiest section into a standalone product. Maybe, in the future, we’ll all listen to seconds-long hooks on endless extended loops. Watch the official “rockstar” video below.