iIt was worth the wait for the R&B heads and SZA fans for five years as she released her sophomore album ‘SOS’ in December 2022. Since the release, the artist has received praise from contemporaries, fans, and critics. She released the single ‘Shirt’ from the album in November 2022, which debuted at No.4 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip Hop Streaming Songs. But, the songs on the album are creating Spotify history.
SZA became the second Black female artist in the history of Global Spotify to have a song trending on its list. The first artist to do so was Mariah Carey. She has been an undisputed queen on the charts, especially during Christmas times. Her 1994 song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ has been charting on the music charts since time immemorial. In 2021, it was the No.1 song on the Billboard 100 list. But, this Christmas SZA has topped the list with a song from ‘SOS’ toppling Mariah’s Christmas carol for some time.
‘Kill Bill’ From ‘SOS’ By SZA Became The No.1 Song On Spotify
On December 9th, 2022, SZA released the most awaited album of the year ‘SOS’. In a Princess Diana-inspired cover, SZA is sitting on a diving board in the middle of the ocean in solitude and isolation. In this comprehensive 23-song bare-all album, she has comprehensively packed the breakup musings in the multi-genre project. On the album, she collaborated with Don Toliver, Travis Scott, Phoebe Bridgers, and the Backstreet Boys’ Ol’ Dirty Bastard. The album has already a critically acclaimed one, and now it is conquering the streaming charts.
The second song on the album ‘Kill Bill’ became the top-charting song on Spotify’s Global Top 50 list on December 16th, 2022. The name is inspired by the Quentin Tarantino feature ‘Kill Bill’. The revenge fantasy mixed with the R&B, mid-tempo caught the attention of the fans when SZA is talking about killing her ex due to his new relationship presenting her darkest inner desires. But, the artist toppled the Christmas favorite ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ to the second position, which has garnered titles, royalties, and records.
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How Much Royalty Does Mariah Carey Receive For ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’?
All is not lost for the two artists. When SZA topped the list on Global Spotify, she joined the pop star Mariah Carey becoming the second artist to top the list. But, since it is December, all listeners want for Christmas is Mariah and her mega-chart-busting song ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’. The song has made records becoming the highest-charting holiday song on Billboard 100, it was the most streamed song on Spotify in 2019 by a female artist, and it created ripples on the UK charts.
When the song was getting conceived, Carey was with her husband and label executive Tommy Mattola. The couple wanted something ’60s Rock N’ Roll. The artist admitted that she wrote the song for the love of the festivities and Christmas. She said, “I listen to a lot of old R&B and I listen to a lot of gospel music for inspiration. I also listen to the radio, and I know every song on the radio because I’m a fanatic about that”. However, the song has received $72 million till 2021.