Doja Cat appears on a Billboard rock for the first time with his cover of Hole’s “Celebrity Skin”.
The song debuts on multiple counts dated February 26, led by the bows of numbers 16 and 18 of the respective Hot Alternative Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs surveys.
During the February 11-17 tracking week, the update, released on February 11, garnered 3 million US streams and 69,000 radio audience impressions and sold 600 downloads, according to MRC Data.
The track also begins at No. 21 on Alternative Digital Song Sales.
Since August 2019, Doja Cat has been infusing Billboardin the pop and R&B/hip-pop and pop charts of , counting three top 10s, including a No. 1, “Say So”, with Nicki Minaj, on the Billboard Hot 100 all genres. She also has five No. 1s on Rhythmic Airplay and three on Pop Airplay.
Doja Cat recorded the cover of Hole’s alternative 1990s classic for a Taco Bell commercial that premiered during the Super Bowl on February 13.
Some of the song’s lyrics were reworked to fit the commercial with help from the original’s co-writer, Hole singer Courtney Love. Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins and Eric Erlandson of Hole co-wrote the song with Love and are also receiving writing credits on the Doja Cat remake.
Hole’s rendition of “Celebrity Skin” is the band’s only No. 1, top three and 10 entries overall, on the Alternative Airplay chart, where it led for four weeks from October 1998.