MANCHESTER, TENNESSEE - JUNE 14: Childish Gambino performs on What Stage during the 2019 Bonnaroo ... [+] Arts And Music Festival on June 14, 2019 in Manchester, Tennessee.
(Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival ) FilmMagic for Bonnaroo Arts And Music Festival.
As protesters gather across the United States to demand justice for George Floyd, the unarmed black man killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin last week, listeners are revisiting songs that express the black experience in America.
Two songs in particular—Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” and Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright”—rocketed up the U.S. Spotify chart on Tuesday (June 2).
Both songs take starkly different approaches to the trials and tribulations of being black in America.
“This Is America” and “Alright” also made big splashes on the global Spotify chart yesterday, peaking at Nos.
Both songs appear on Spotify’s Black Lives Matter playlist, which has nearly half a million likes. »