Remember the talk that Drake is simply too big for Kendrick Lamar? Well, that’s officially dead because Kendrick just did something on the Billboard Hot 100 that even the mighty, Streaming God and Chart Conquerer Drake has never done.
K. Dot’s new single “Humble” officially debuted on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart at No. 2, giving him a higher debut than Drake has ever claimed and the highest rap song debut in nearly seven years. The last song to chart that high in its first week was “Love The Way You Life,” by Eminem and he was assisted by the chart dominance that is Rihanna.
Impressively, “Humble.” is the first rap song to debut as high as No. 2 on the Hot 100 in nearly seven years, since Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna, also bowed at No. 2, on July 10, 2010.
It’s rarefied air for Kendrick, and is just another pin on his jacket as he combats accomplishments with astonishments, but shows he’s no stranger to accomplishments himself. With Kendrick’s new album set to hit retailers this week, and the Compton rapper set to headline Coachella it’s a safe bet that Kenny will unseat Ed Sheeran next week as the No. 1 song in the country, netting him the first chart topper of his career.
Your move Drake.