‘295’ by Sidhu Moose Wala enters the Billboard Global 200 chart; Ranks third on YouTube

The internet is slowly catching up with the Sidhu Moose Wala craze, as the late Punjabi singer’s song “295” has charted on Billboard’s Global 200 Chart.

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With songs like “So High,” “Same Beef,” “The Last Ride,” and “Just Listen,” Moose Wala, whose true name was Shubhdeep Singh, developed a cult following in India.

Weeks after his heinous murder in Punjab, the world’s diaspora has begun to delve into the singer’s rich discography.

The song “295” by Moose Wala debuted at number 154 on the Billboard Global 200 Chart this week. The song “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” by American artist Kate Bush is at the top of the list, which also includes songs by Harry Styles, Bad Bunny, Lizzo, Camila Cabello, Ed Sheeran, and Justin Bieber.

“295” and its accompanying video, which Moosewala launched in July 2021, are also causing a stir on YouTube and YouTube Music, the company’s dedicated music streaming channel.

The song’s YouTube viewership has surpassed 200 million, and it is currently ranked third on YouTube’s Top 100 Music Videos Global chart.

Another song by Moose Wala, “The Last Ride,” has been climbing the charts, and it is presently in sixth place. On YouTube, the video has received over 73 million views.

Unidentified assailants shot Moose Wala on May 29 in Punjab’s Mansa district, a day after the state government reduced his security cover. Moose Wala had joined the Congress months before the state assembly elections.

Moose Wala’s death stunned the Indian film and music industry, with a slew of Indian artists paying tribute to him on social media.

Moose Wala was a regular performer at live shows in Canada, citing Drake as one of his musical influences and following him on social media.

Lilly Singh, a well-known comedian and YouTuber, also paid respect to Moose Wala. She referred to him as a “legend” and encouraged her fans to listen to Moose Wala’s songs.