Artist of the Week: Machine Gun Kelly

His Eminem diss song, 'Rap Devil', is a major success as it topped iTunes chart on September 10 and 14.

AceShowbiz - Machine Gun Kelly might recently make headlines for the wrong reason, but there's no denying that he has big musical influence lately. Knowing that the spotlight was on him amid his feud with Eminem, the 28-year old rapper ensured his ability as an artist shined through his diss track, "Rap Devil".

Released on September 3, the Eminem diss song topped the iTunes chart on September 10 and September 14. It peaked at No. 13 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart in addition to entering the top ten of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. "Rap Devil" was also well received in other countries as it peaked at No. 9 and No. 15 on Canadian Hot 100 and U.K. Singles chart respectively.

"Rap Devil" was included on Kelly's new EP "Binge", which made its way out on September 20. Aside from the diss track, the effort featured other eight tracks including "Loco", "Nylon" and "Get the Broom". The effort is on course to be as successful as "Rap Devil" as it's mentioned as one of the album which aims for a No. 1 debut on Billboard 200 chart.

It wasn't the first time for Kelly to have his songs receive major success. His previous collaboration with Camila Cabello on "Bad Things" earned widespread acclaims from both fans and music critics, to the point that it peaked at No. 4 on Hot 100 back in 2017. It marked his first top five single as a solo artist.

Following the success of "Bad Things", Kelly received a lot of invites to perform on television shows including "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and "The Late Late Show With James Corden". The song was additionally nominated for an award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards and Radio Disney Music Awards. It ended up winning Best Collaboration at the latter event.

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