The late Juice WRLD has earned his first top 10 hit on Billboard’s Hot Hip Hop/R&B songs chart. His single “Righteous” has debuted at No. 8.
According to Billboard, the track received 29.1 million U.S. streams in a week. “Righteous” also sold 7,000 downloads, landing the single at No. 6 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart and No. 12 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart.
The song was released on April 24 by his mother, Carmela Wallace. Before the single’s release, she took to Instagram to share a statement to her son’s fans.
“Juice was a prolific artist who dedicated his life to making music,” Wallace wrote. “Choosing how to share his upcoming music with the world has been no easy feat. Honoring the love Juice felt for his fans while shining a light on his talents and his spirit are the most important parts of this process to us.”
“Tonight, we will be releasing a song called ‘Righteous,’ which Juice made from his home studio in Los Angeles,” she continued. “We hope you enjoy this new music and continue to keep Juice’s spirit alive. Stay safe everyone.”
Earlier this month, Juice’s girlfriend, Ally Lotti, revealed the name of his forthcoming posthumous album, The Outsiders.
“I need exactly what Jarad wanted to come out right now,” she said to her followers on Instagram Live. “[I] remember, we were talking about The Outsiders, all that stuff.”
“That actual album... no one is ready for it,” she continued. “I’m not ready for it. And I promise you, you are not ready for it.”
TMZ reported that the “Lucid Dreams” rapper had over 2,000 unreleased songs in the vault when he passed away. In January, 26 of those songs were leaked online, but they were swiftly removed from the internet. His team believed the leaks came from Juice downloading songs onto different hard drives.