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Breakout Artist LIL XAN Has Been Named By Industry Heavyweights As One Of The 10 Breakthrough Rappers Of 2018 (1181 hits)

• “Betrayed” impacted Rhythm radio last week with 21 new commitments, on top of another 10 this week.
Great interviews and content pieces out with Hot 97 “Who’s Next”, Power 106 , Real 92.3
• “Betrayed” #76 on the Billboard Hot 100 this week. The song is at 67k consumption equivalents this week
• Sold out tour begins end of Jan. Playing venues such as Highline Ballroom NY and The Novo LA. Xan was
included in Ticketmaster’s Acts to Watch who they believe will “dominate the live scene in 2018.”
• Xan was on TMZ for the first time last week!
• Incredible Recent Press includes: New Yorker article (above) “Lil Xan and the Year in Sad Rap,”
Highsnobiety interview, Billboard “You Should Know,” Noisey Raps “Lil Xan Would Like to Make You
Sober,” Pigeons & Planes “People Can Change: An Interview with Lil Xan,” Genius Verified breaking down
the lyrics of “Far”
• Performed “Betrayed” on MTV’s TRL last week and had couch time alongside Tyra Banks!
• Xan was the face of New Music Friday on 12/29 alongside release of new song “Wake Up” (#6 in the
sequence). “Wake Up” was also added to Hot Rhythmic (1.4 mil followers), Hip Hop Central (509k) and
Clout Culture (200k) playlists. Internationally, “Wake Up” was added to multiple NMF playlists including
cover art in Norway (and #1 position), Canada (#1) Sweden (#3)
• Xan featured on track on Sonny Digital’s upcoming EP, releasing 1/26. He also makes a cameo in new video
from Carnage (feat. Mac Miller + MadeinTYO) which dropped last week
• Featured in Billboard’s “Pandora Predictions To Know” as an artist that is likely to break soon
• Lil Xan did an episode for media outlet No Jumper that has a massive following (1M YouTube subscribers).
The video is at over 4M views.
• More recent activity includes XXL The Break that called him a “new face in Hip Hop,” Noisey Radio on Beats
1 takeover, Genius Verified series (hit 1M views in 2 days), Mass Appeal’s Open Space episode, Worldstar
premiere of the “Xanarchy” video, and a tweet from comedian Elijah Daniel 9600k followers).
• At ComplexCon, Lil Xan joined ATrak and Ronny J on stage and we got an idea of people’s “street reactions”
to his song “Far.”
• Internationally, the song has peaked on Spotify in Canada #23, New Zealand #67, Australia #77 on
12/5. Also charting in Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Latvia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Slovakia,
Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Greece, Portugal, Norway. “Betrayed” is also GOLD in Canada

 Consumption: 67k consumption equivalents this past week, 957k to date. #76 on Billboard Hot 100
 Streaming: 5.3M combined streams this week, nearly 70M to date.
 Sales: 44k to date
 Playlisting: Still in Today’s Top Hits (18.5 mil followers), Hot Rhythmic (#10 in the sequence from
#10 last week - 1.4 mil followers), Most Necessary (#14 in the sequence - 1.4 mil followers), Hip Hop
Central (501k followers), A1 Hip Hop (156k), Gameday (153k followers), Clout Culture (208k
followers -- #6 in sequence), Tear Drop (135k followers)
 Charts: the song has charted on Spotify in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Switzerland, Sweden,
Austria, Belgium, Latvia, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hong Kong, Greece,
Portugal, Norway and more. The single is GOLD in Canada
 Soundcloud: 2mil each week, 32 mil to date
 Video: nearly 1M video views per day – 92M to date. Also added to MTV Live, Fuse FM, BET Jams

• Facebook: 251k likes
• Twitter @lilxanfuhyobih: 255k followers
• Instagram @xanxiety: 1.9M followers (going up steadily 100k per week)
Posted By: LaMarr Blackmon
Monday, February 12th 2018 at 2:00PM
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