SZA Tops Billboard Hot 100 With “Kill Bill” After Eight Weeks at No. 2

SZA performing at the 2018 BET Experience Live
SZA performing at the 2018 BET Experience Live. Photo by imageSPACE/REX/Shutterstock (9724314ai)

SZA has given us one of the biggest hits of 2023 with “Kill Bill”, and the Billboard Hot 100 chart finally reflects the song’s great impact. After eight weeks at no. 2, this viral hit finally reached the top of the charts following the release of the Doja Cat remix.

During its most recent week on the Billboard Hot 100, “Kill Bill” attracted 86.5 million radio airplay audience impressions, 28.3 million streams, and 5,000 downloads. The release of a new remix featuring Doja Cat played an important role in its success, but she wasn’t credited on the Hot 100 because the original version accounted for the majority of the song’s overall consumption.

SZA and Doja Cat previously proved they’re a match made in heaven with “Kiss Me More”, which peaked at no. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. It also won a Grammy Award for best pop duo/group performance and several more accolades.

“Kill Bill” hails from SZA’s second studio album SOS, which hit the shelves on December 9, 2022. This song immediately established itself as the biggest hit on the record and debuted at No. 3 following its release. It was only released as the album’s fifth single about a month later, due to its strong streaming numbers.