Polo G Reacts To “Rapstar” Debuting At No. 1 On The Hot 100 Chart

The 22-year-old neophyte is already eyeing the Hall of Fame.

Taurus “Polo G” Bartlett currently has the most popular song in America. The Chicago-raised rhymer’s “Rapstar” opened at #1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart, knocking Silk Sonic’s “Leave the Door Open” from the top spot.

“Rapstar” is Polo G’s second Top 10 song and first Hot 100 chart-topper. He previously peaked at #10 in July 2020 as a guest on Juice Wrld and Marshmello’s “Hate the Other Side” along with The Kid Laroi.

In 2019, Polo G and Lil Tjay scored a Top 20 hit when “Pop Out” climbed all the way to #11. That was Polo’s previous best showing as a lead artist. The Goat album creator now has 20 career entries on the hot 100.

“Rapstar” quickly became a streaming juggernaut. The track earned the highest number of debut-week streams of 2021 for a male artist and the second-highest number of debut-week streams of 2020 for any artist behind Olivia Rodrigo’s “Driver’s License.”

Polo’s latest’s single racked up 54 million streams in the United States. The song still remains at #1 on both the Spotify Daily U.S. Top 200 and the Apple Music Top 100: USA charts. The Arrad-directed music video amassed more than 28 million views.

Unsurprisingly, Polo was excited about learning that “Rapstar” landed at #1 on the Hot 100 chart. The Columbia recording artist celebrated the accomplishment with his fans on social media. He tweeted, “#1 song on the Billboard Charts. Thank u God & everybody supportin’ me. This s### don’t even feel real.”

The 2020 XXL Freshman Class member also posted on Instagram:

It’s Crazy I really Manifested this s###. I got a long list of goals imma b scratchin off just this year alone…Only 52 ppl ever debuted @ #1 on the billboard hot 100 & I’m part of that group U can’t tell me I ain’t chosen I done really beat the odds fr From A Place where n##### like me b the 1st to die who woulda thought I’ll go #1….thank y’all Mann. I can’t stress that enough Ik I work hard asf & y’all work just as hard supporting me We gone keep goin up fr REAL #rapstar Album comin sooooonnnnnnn #Halloffame

Polo G is expected to drop his third official studio LP, tentatively titled Hall of Fame, later this year. He originally broke out with 2019’s Platinum-certified Die a Legend. That project was followed by 2020’s Platinum-certified The Goat.