“Sad!” is a song by XXXTentacion from his second studio album, ? (2018). It was released as the lead single from the album on March 2, 2018. The track was produced by John Cunningham. The song is XXXTentacion’s highest charting in the United States, peaking at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 after his death in June 2018.
“The world is in need of change, humans must love to learn to love and compromise rather than destroy.” – Jahseh Onfroy
“Sad!” amassed 10.4 million streams on Spotify on June 19, 2018, the day after his death, breaking the single-day record for streams in the platform.
Following XXXTentacion’s death, “Sad!” reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on the week beginning June 25, 2018, jumping from number 52. He became the first act to earn a posthumous Hot 100 number-one single as a lead artist since The Notorious B.I.G. with “Mo Money Mo Problems” in 1997, and overall, the eighth soloist to have topped the chart posthumously. It also reached number 12 in the Netherlands.
“Sad!” was also received well among media personalities, especially Kylie Jenner who showcased the song on her Snapchat story, which generally leads to great exposure and promotion for singles.