SZA Scores Her First Streaming Songs No. 1 With ‘Kill Bill’

SZA reaches No. 1 on Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart for the first time thanks to “Kill Bill,” which debuts atop the Dec. 24-dated tally.

“Bill” bows with 36.9 million official U.S. streams earned in the Dec. 9-15 tracking week, according to Luminate.


Her first ruler eclipses the No. 2 peaks of “Good Days” (2020), her featured credit on Doja Cat’s “Kiss Me More” (2021) and Summer Walker co-bill “No Love” (2021).

“Bill” is the first non-holiday song to reign on Streaming Songs past the first week of December (and before January) since 2018, when Ariana Grande‘s “Thank U, Next” ruled for the entire month of December.

SZA first made the chart — which began in 2013 — with “Love Galore,” featuring Travis Scott. That track peaked at No. 27 in 2017.

In all, four songs from SZA’s new album SOS reach Streaming Songs’ top 10, with “Bill” joined by “Nobody Gets Me” (No. 6, 25.1 million streams), “Blind” (No. 8, 24.4 million) and “Low” (No. 10, 22.3 million). Of the Dec. 24-dated top 10, only SZA’s entries are non-holiday songs.

A total of 19 songs from SOS appear on the Dec. 24 ranking, giving SZA a tie for the second-most simultaneous appearances by a woman in the chart’s history, alongside Taylor Swift’s 19 on the Nov. 27, 2021, list upon the release of the album Red (Taylor’s Version). Only Swift boasts more, with 20 achieved on the Nov. 5, 2022, ranking, after the debut of the album Midnights.

Concurrently, “Bill” starts atop R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs and R&B Streaming Songs. It’s her fourth ruler on the former, following “Days,” “Love” and “I Hate U,” and her seventh on the latter, with the aforementioned four joined by “The Weekend,” “All the Stars” (alongside Kendrick Lamar) and “Hit Different,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign.

One other song from SOS reigns on a genre-based streaming chart: the pop-punk-esque “F2F,” which becomes her first to reign on Alternative Streaming Songs (13.7 million streams).

As previously reported, “Bill” is the top debut of SOS on the multi-metric Billboard Hot 100, bowing at No. 3. SOS itself also starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 318,000 equivalent album units earned.

Kevin Rutherford