It only took one viral video for a Kanye West song off 2005's Late Registration
to hit the top 20 on Billboard. Ye's "Gone" was used by video editor Marina Shifrin in the extremely popular clip of her quitting her job. Shifrin's video currently has over 15 million views on YouTube in just 2 weeks.
The success of the video titled "An Interpretive Dance For My Boss Set To Kanye West's Gone" led to the song getting downloaded 9,000 times according to Billboard
. Add in a reported 6.2 million streams in the United States and "Gone" lands at number 18 on the Hot 100, number 6 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Song, and number 4 on the Rap Songs charts respectively.
Despite releasing his 6th album Yeezus
in June, "Gone" becomes Kanye's highest charting song on the Hot 100 in 2013. "New Slaves" previously peaked at 56 while "Black Skinhead" reached number 69 and "Blood On The Leaves" currently sits at number 89.
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Watch Marina Shifrin's video below.