Juice WRLD quickly amassed a dedicated following upon his entry into the music industry half a decade ago. Many individuals were introduced to his music through the immensely popular track "Lucid Dreams," which played a pivotal role in his early triumphs. His initial project, Goodbye & Good Riddance, has now attained the status of a contemporary masterpiece. Juice WRLD's subsequent releases demonstrated his adeptness at sustaining his momentum and expanding upon his initial accomplishments. Regrettably, his sudden demise in 2019 created a profound void in the realm of music that remains unfulfilled.
Since his untimely passing, Juice WRLD's estate has unveiled numerous posthumous albums. However, these endeavors have generated mixed reactions among fans, who often perceive them as capitalizing on Juice WRLD and his artistic heritage. Nonetheless, Lil Bibby recently hinted at an undisclosed surprise awaiting Juice WRLD's admirers, igniting a sense of anticipation. Last week, that surprise has materialized in the form of the fifth-anniversary deluxe edition of Goodbye & Good Riddance. The album aims to commemorate the milestone and offer enthusiasts fresh content to savor.
Juice Continues To Succeed After Passing
Despite his unfortunate and premature death, Juice WRLD continues to achieve remarkable milestones in his music career. Just last month, it was revealed that the rapper had surpassed an impressive 30 billion streams on Spotify alone, solidifying his position as one of the most streamed artists of all time. Recently, a close friend and collaborator of Juice, Cole Bennet, celebrated a personal milestone in their careers by sharing on Instagram that the first music video he ever directed for Juice had reached 300 million views on YouTube. Today, the RIAA revealed that Juice WRLD has officially passed 100 million units sold.
The music industry and the wider community were deeply affected by Juice's untimely death, as he was emerging as one of the industry's fastest-rising stars. However, his passing has only intensified the popularity of his music. In 2021, the RIAA announced that Juice had received an additional 50 platinum and gold song certifications posthumously. His 2018 single "Lucid Dreams" has achieved a remarkable 9x platinum status. Furthermore, Juice currently holds the record for the highest number of streams per song on Spotify.