Here’s How Much Lil Uzi Vert Made from \

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Lil Uzi Vert’s “XO Tour Llif3,” one of the songs of summer 2017, had humble beginnings as a SoundCloud upload six months ago and eventually skyrocketed to number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 with a double platinum certification.

“XO Tour Llif3” has amassed 1.3 billion stream worldwide, and “is not going anywhere,” according to Spotify’s Tuma Basa, the company’s global programming head of hip-hop and curator of RapCaviar, which was recently profiled by .

If you were wondering how much Uzi has earned from streams of the song, industry sources estimate that the label earned roughly $4.5 million from those streams, of which Uzi banked over $900,000.

The Vulture profile also reveals the chaotic origins of the hit song. At a concert in Geneva, Uzi lost two phones containing the only copies of unreleased music, and then decided on a whim to upload more unreleased songs to SoundCloud. One of those tracks was “XO Tour Llif3,” a title he came up with right before he clicked upload.

Lil Uzi Vert released his debut album Luv Is Rage 2 in August, which contained “XO Tour Llif3.” The LP debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 in its first week.

Revisit the Virgil Abloh-directed clip for “XO Tour LIif3” below.

In other music news, Gucci Mane just dropped a sensual new single with The Weeknd called “Curve.” Listen to it right here.

SOURCEHighsnobiety
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