Cardi B’s Remixed ‘Coronavirus’ Viral Hit Soars To iTunes’ Top 10
Who knew comic relief from a viral pandemic would spawn a viral hit for Cardi B?
Last week, the 27-year-old – in her typical animated manner – took to social media to express her fears over the spread of coronavirus. As the video garnered attention across the Web, DJ iMarkkeyz fashioned quotes from the visual into a song and uploaded the tune to iTunes and Apple Music.
Earlier this week, Cardi gave the remix her stamp of approval – a “thumbs up” that gave it just the push needed to shoot it to the top of digital sales charts.
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As of time reported, DJ iMarkkeyz’ ‘Coronavirus’ is in iTunes USA’s top 10:
As of time reported, the song sits at #9 on the tally – blasting past some of today’s top hits. At this rate, it stands a good chance to appear on next week’s Billboard Hot 100.
Cardi – much aware of the momentum behind the track – took to Twitter to announce a portion of proceeds from purchases will support families financially impacted by the outbreak.
The song’s success comes just days after the Grammy winner announced her new single, the first from her highly anticipated sophomore album, would be delayed due to the coronavirus, ironically.