Yung Gravy scored his first on the Billboard Hot 100 (July 23), as “Betty (Get Money),” sampling and interpolating Rick Astley’s 1988 #1 classic “Never Gonna” Give You Up”, debuted at No. 68.
The song, released on Republic Records, opened with 7.5 million US streams (up 61%), 518,000 radio broadcast audiences (up 168%) and 1,000 downloads sold. (up 109%) during the July 8-14 follow-up week, according to Illumination.
“Never Gonna Give You Up” earned Astley its first Hot 100 spot on the Hot 100 in December 1987 and spent two weeks at number 1 starting in March 1988. The song’s music video is the basis of the Internet meme “Rickrolling,” gave the song new life in 2008. (“All is well,” Astley said. Billboards in 2016 following the revival of the first of his two No. 1s. “I am still grateful every day for that song and the life it gave me. I never took it for granted. Looking back, I can see that it was part talent, part work, but also a lot of luck to have had such a big hit. “)
Yung Gravy (real name: Matthew Hauri) has been recording music since 2016 but is a relative newcomer to BillboardsSurveys, first appeared on the chart in June 2019 when he made his full-length debut Splash debuted and peaked at number 30 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and number 52 on the Billboard 200.
In 2020, Yung Gravy has two projects on the Billboard 200: his sophomore photo shoot Baby Gravy IIwith bbno$, peaking at #188 in February of that year and his third LP Gasanova peaked at number 52 in October. The second release also peaked at number 23 on Top Rap Albums and number 27 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
Before “Betty (Get Money),” Yung Gravy submitted a song Billboardshistogram of, the spread TikTok gets boosted hit “Oops!,” peaked at number 37 on Rock & Alternative Airplay, number 38 on Pop Airplay, and number 40 on Alternative Airplay.
“Oi!” Sample 2000 Peaches song “F— the Pain Away.” As with “Betty,” many of Yung Gravy’s songs sample songs from the 50s to the 80s. His 2016 song “Mr. Clean” sampled The Chordettes ‘1954 hit “Mr. Sandman”; “Cheryl” sampled Player’s Hot 100 No.1 in 1978 “Baby Come Back”; “Gravy Train” sampled 1976’s top disco song No. 2 by Maxine Nightingale “Right Back Where We Started From”; “1 Thot 2 Thot Red Thot Blue Thot” sampled Dennis Edwards’ 1984 R&B hit “Don’t Look Any Farther,” which featured Siedah Garrett; and “Flex Season” sampled “Careless Whisper” by the 1985 Hot 100 frontman of Wham!
“Betty” is slated to appear in Yung Gravy’s upcoming fourth LP. Starting in November, he’ll hit the road on the 28-city run for his Baby Gravy Tour, along with bbno$.
https://www.billboard.com/music/chart-beat/hot-100-first-timers-yung-gravy-1235115670/ Yung Gravy Rickrolls His Way Onto Hot 100 With ‘Betty (Get Money)’ – Billboard