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Hot 100 First-Timers: Flo Milli Finds Her Way to the Chart With ‘Never Lose Me’

The song debuts at No. 84.

Flo Milli performs at the Sahara Tent during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 22, 2023 in Indio, Calif.

Flo Milli performs at the Sahara Tent during the 2023 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on April 22, 2023 in Indio, Calif.

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Flo Milli has been churning out chart entries for over three years, and now she’s officially a Billboard Hot 100-charting artist.

The rapper, from Mobile, Ala., debuts on the chart (dated Dec. 30) for the first time with “Never Lose Me,” released Nov. 30 via RCA Records. The song opens at No. 84 with 7 million official U.S. streams (up 21%) Dec. 15-21, according to Luminate. The gains can be partly attributed to a remix of the song featuring Lil Yachty, released Dec. 1. The song, which is slated to appear on Flo Milli’s forthcoming album, Fine Ho, Stay, samples Babyface Ray and 42 Dugg’s track “Ron Artest.”


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TikTok has also been a contributing factor to the song’s growing popularity. A portion of the track’s original version has soundtracked over 135,000 clips on the platform to date. On the TikTok Billboard Top 50 chart, the track ranks at No. 13.

“Never Lose Me” concurrently jumps 22-17 on Rap Airplay and 26-21 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs.

Flo Milli appeared on her first Billboard chart dated Aug. 8, 2020, when Ho, Why Is You Here? debuted and peaked at No. 46 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 78 on the Billboard 200.

She told Billboard that year, “I just always went after my heart and my passion, and I think that’s why a lot of people feel me, because I’m not afraid of anything.”

Earlier this year, Lah Pat’s “Rodeo,” featuring Flo Milli, reached No. 9 on Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, No. 11 on Rap Airplay, No. 14 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay, and No. 25 on Rhythmic Airplay. It also peaked at No. 39 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs – her first entry on the chart.

In March, Flo Milli released her second LP, You Still Here, Ho?, which features cuts with Babyface Ray, Lola Brooke and Rico Nasty, among others. She has also served as a go-to collaborator for numerous artists, including $NOT, Baby Tate, BENEE, Big Boss Vette, GoldLink, Tay Money and Yung Bleu.

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In 2022, Flo Milli performed at Billboard’s R&B/Hip-Hop Power Players celebration.

This article was first published by Billboard U.S.

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