JID's "Surround Sound" Charting Again Thanks to TikTok 'Ceiling' Challenge

It's been a twerkfest on TikTok, soundtracked by JID's 2022 single "Surround Sound" featuring 21 Savage and Baby Tate.

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JID has put TikTok on his back with the recent NSFW Ceiling Challenge.

The challenge, which sees TikTok users taping their phones to a ceiling object to find the best twerking angle, has re-entered JID's 2022 single "Surround Sound" on the Billboard Hot 100. Featuring 21 Savage and Baby Tate, the song is currently at No. 95, ahead of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "Bongos" (No. 97) and Drake and 21 Savage's "Calling for You" (No. 99), the latter which is also a re-entry.

We finally have a winner of the ceiling challenge 😍 pic.twitter.com/EpmCC6MU7W

— Faka Fiki (@ola_priceless) November 29, 2023
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Definitely one of the better ceiling challenges ‼️ pic.twitter.com/Ks3XHdosVY

— SeaRayBoatLyfe (@SeaRayBoatLyfe) November 24, 2023
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hear me out for just a second pic.twitter.com/2MUhCFnQOS

— voló🍌 (@keybladevolo) November 29, 2023
Twitter: @keybladevolo

The song was included on JID's third studio album, The Forever Story, which dropped last January. "Surround Sound" heavily samples Yasiin Bey's 1999 hit "Ms. Fat Booty," which, in turn, sampled Aretha Franklin's "One Step Ahead."

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Now that "Surround Sound" is getting higher streams, the song is on pace to go double platinum, four months after it was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).


@J.I.D’s hit song “surround sound” is about to go 2x platinum due to the success of the #surroundsoundchallenge which has gone viral on tiktok 💿 #jid #hiphop #raptok

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In March, JID talked to People about how The Forever Story changed his life.

"Everything's just been going up. Like I said, just stepping stones," he said. "So I just want to make sure everything I do is bigger than the last time I've done it, and everything follows suit with that little method or whatever. Just more opportunities and just more visibility and more eyes on the music. And that's just really what I wanted to see me in that regard, as opposed to just being social media viral."

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