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Soulja Boy Claims The Number On 'Kiss Me Thru The Phone' Made Him $100K A Month

678-999-8212. The number alone sparks up nostalgia for people who were fans of Soulja Boy and Sammie’s “Kiss Me thru the Phone.” The 2008 hit reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Billboard. Listeners calling the popular phone number was one of the trends of the late 2000s. However, it appears it was bigger than just a trend but rather a lucrative marketing move for Soulja Boy.

Ngozi Nwanji

May 25, 2023

Various Hits By Rihanna Surge Over 1,000 Percent In U.S. Streams After Super Bowl Halftime Performance

Rihanna’s highly anticipated return to the stage has fans taking trips down memory lane.

Shanique Yates

Feb 14, 2023

SAINt JHN Says He Decided To Bet On Himself After Earning Around $1,500 For Writing An Usher Song

Thanks to a two-year-long learning experience, SAINt JHN made a pivot in the music industry.

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 7, 2023

7 Black Artists Who Can Partially Thank TikTok For Their Rise In Music Streams

Over the past few years, TikTok has been completely dominating the social media space. Within its takeover, musicians have been able to grow their fan base — whether it be through viral dance challenges or the song itself trending. The popularity and traction found on the app have also been translating into skyrocketing streams. Here are seven Black artists who have a high streaming record (or several) thanks to going viral via TikTok.

Ngozi Nwanji

Jul 28, 2022

Janet Jackson’s Album Streams Dominate On iTunes Charts Following Her Documentary

Janet Jackson has been a powerful force in the music industry for over three decades, and she’s not letting up anytime soon. To tell her story within her own terms, the global pop star brought the world into her iconic eras and personal life in her executive-produced documentary that aired on Lifetime and A&E. According to Variety, her documentary reached 15.7 million viewers. In addition, much love and support were shown for Jackson’s discography after it aired. The music veteran’s albums have taken over iTunes Top 10 Pop sales chart including No. 1 with “Control,” That Grape Juice reports. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Janet Jackson (@janetjackson)

Ngozi Nwanji

Feb 2, 2022