We're calling 2017 as the year of Migos

From "Bad and Boujee" to "T-Shirt" to the Golden Globes namedrop, Migos may have 2017 in the bag already.
Author:
Updated:
Original:

While the Japanese are observing 2017 as Year of the Rooster, we feel confident that this year may already be better qualified to be called Year of Migos. The Atlanta rap trio has had a special place in our hearts and playlist since 2013's "Versace," but now it looks like the consistently viral innovators of flow are finally taking hip-hop's throne.

That's not to say their 2016 was anything to sneeze at. A pre-breakdown Kanye West signed them to his G.O.O.D. Music imprint last September, and their "Look At My Dab" single from the previous year had the lasting impact to penetrate pop culture well through the calendar change.

But all it took Sunday night was a shout-out from Donald Glover during his Golden Globes acceptance speech for his show Atlanta acknowledging the group, not for their contributions to the series, but for their song "Bad and Boujee" being really, really good. (Notably this sentiment was absent from Meryl Streep's speech, which could have been what drew President-elect Trump's ire)

As a result, "Bad and Boujee" is now the group's first #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard also reports the shout-out lead to a 243 percent increase in Spotify streams with 3.6 million YouTube views over the following 24 hours. The Metro Boomin and G Koop produced track will appear on Migos next album Culture, out January 27.

Fans excited for Culture can also hold themselves over with the second single "T Shirt," released last weekend.

Next Up

Zach Parise

Ghosts of Wild's past force split with Sharks

Brent Burns and Ryan Donato thwarted a comeback attempt by the Wild.

Avante Dickerson

Top-ranked recruit Avante Dickerson decommits from Gopher football

The four-star cornerback was the highest-rated recruit in Minnesota's 2021 class.

u.s. district court minnesota - federal court minneapolis

Limits on in-person court activity extended for 45 days

The statewide order extends current limitations through March 15.

D'Angelo Russell / Minnesota Timberwolves

The Timberwolves need more from D'Angelo Russell

The Wolves haven't gotten what they expected since making a blockbuster trade.

oct. 20 snow crash

Spinouts, crashes still happening after snow leaves MN roads a mess

The snow storm caused at least 208 crashes this weekend.

1024px-Crock_pot

For The Week: Food tips and tricks to get you through the next 7 days

BMTN's food writer Lindsay Guentzel makes life easier for Minnesotans.

snow, plow

Here's how much snow fell in Saturday's storm in Minnesota

MSP Airport had the highest total as of 7 a.m. Sunday with 5.3 inches.

Screen Shot 2021-01-18 at 3.17.49 PM

No KAT? No D'Lo? No problem as Timberwolves defeat Pelicans

The Timberwolves were without Karl-Anthony Towns and D'Angelo Russell, but still picked up a (SCORE) win.

Related

Watch: Migos play 'Bad and Boujee' with office supplies on Fallon

Who, other than Migos, gets two Tonight Show performances?

Watch: Migos bring 'Bad and Boujee' to Kimmel

The track is off Culture, due later this month.

Migos turn 'Bad and Boujee' into a modern children's book classic

As if "Bad and Boujee" couldn't be any more endearing, now it's about a baby llama and his mama.

Migos' 'Bad and Boujee' is a valuable learning tool

How 'Bad and Boujee' can a middle school social studies class be?

Listen: Migos' Offset has a case of the 'Monday'

Offset can do bad and boujee all by himself.

Watch: Migos bring 'Bad and Boujee' to Ellen

The trio bring their raindrop, drop top to daytime television.

The List: Gucci Mane and Migos get 'Slippery'

A Migos-Gucci synergy unlike any other.