Donald Glover’s Mention Of Migos Takes Them To #1 On The Hot 100
This year’s Golden Globes awarded various well-deserving black actors for their hard work in TV and film. Other unsuspecting winners that night were Atlanta based rap group, Migos. If you have been living under a rock then you may have missed Donald Glover’s acceptance speech for his hit show Atlanta. While accepting his award Glover, so frankly, thanked the Migos for simply making the song “Bad and Bougee”. After the Golden Globes, the Migos’ popularity sky rocketed overnight, literally. Being mentioned during the live award show resulted in a 234% increase in streams and took the mentioned song to #1 on the Hot 100.
To the Hip Hop world, “Bad and Bougee” was always a hot song and the Migos were already popular artists. To mainstream (or most of the audience at the Golden Globes) the Migos may not be a recognizable name. However, most of that audience is sure to know about the popular dab dance, and that dance was made popular to the Migos song “Look at my Dab.”
Donald Glover was just being honest and unfiltered when mentioning his love and appreciation for the Migos and their song, but it caused the rest of the world to inquire about the hype.
— Genius (@Genius) January 9, 2017
Quavo from the Migos thanked Donald and everyone for their support:
ITS A BLEESING TO BE # 1 THANKS TO THE FANS "MIGO NATION"#BADANDBOUJEE S/o DONALD GLOVER FOR THAT POWERFUL ✊????STATEMENT???? MIGO!!
— QuavoYRN (@QuavoStuntin) January 10, 2017
Crossing platforms is a real thing and it showed so clearly with Donald Glover, also a rapper, being awarded at the Golden Globes. Childish Gambino (Donald’s rap persona) may not be known by the majority of the Golden Globes audience, but as an actor he is respected and in turn can recognize other rappers that may not be in that moment. It’s nice to see the culture work for the culture and credit given.
Story by Pierrea Javon, just a girl on a quest to have it all.