SZA’s “Kill Bill” Breaks Record on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

Jacqueline Jax
2 min readMay 30


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SZA Takes Ownership of Record-Breaking Single

SZA has made history with her single “Kill Bill” as it spends its 21st week at the top of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. This impressive feat means that “Kill Bill” surpasses Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” (featuring Billy Ray Cyrus), which previously held the record with 20 weeks at the summit.

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SZA Joins Elite Group of Record-Breaking Artists

Only a few artists have ever spent such a significant amount of time in the number one spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. Before “Kill Bill” and “Old Town Road,” the record was held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s duet, “One Sweet Day,” which spent 16 weeks at the top in 1995–1996.

Other artists who have achieved long runs at the top of the chart include Drake, who spent 18 weeks at number one in 2016 with “One Dance,” and The Weeknd, whose “Starboy” featuring Daft Punk dominated the charts for 16 weeks in 2016–2017.

Impact on SZA’s Career

The success of “Kill Bill” continues to propel SZA’s career forward and solidifies her position as a powerhouse in the music industry. Since the release of the single, SZA has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has earned widespread critical acclaim for her unique blend of R&B, hip-hop, and soul.

SZA’s “Kill Bill” surely is cementing her status as a rising star in the music industry. As she continues to make history on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with its 21st week at number one, SZA joins an elite group of artists who have achieved long runs at the top of the chart. What can we expect next from this bright shining star?

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Jacqueline Jax

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