SZA‘s hit single ‘Kill Bill’ has become the longest-standing song at number one by a female artist in the history of Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Chart.
The track has now spent 16 weeks perched at the top of the chart, and has broken a record set by Mary J. Blige’s 2006 single, ‘Be Without You’. Meanwhile, Deborah Cox is ranked in third with her 1998 hit, ‘Nobody’s Supposed to Be Here,’ which spent 14 weeks at the top — the same length as Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ and Mariah Carey’s ‘We Belong Together’.
SZA’s track appeared on her chart-topping album, SOS, and she recently opened up to Billboard about why she’s frustrated at ‘Kill Bill’ becoming the most successful song from the LP. She explained how it was “super easy” to record, and only took one night to create in the studio. She commented: “I knew it would be something that p*ssed me off. It’s always a song that I don’t give a f**k about, that’s just super easy [that does well], not the sh*t that I put so much heart and energy into.”
In the same interview, SZA also revealed why she doesn’t believe she’s in competition with other female artists: “To even be in the conversation with Taylor [Swift] and Miley [Cyrus], even the fact that our fans are fighting, is ridiculous because it’s like, ‘How?’ I just really appreciate the opportunity to be in that conversation at all. It’s something I never dreamed of.”
Watch the video for ‘Kill Bill’ below.