Kendrick Lamar shook up the Hip Hop world with his single “Humble” and the release of his latest studio album, DAMN, has put the industry under its spell. The single had the highest Billboard Hot 100 Hip Hop debut since 2010.
The track also debuted at #1 on the Billboard Digital Genre R&B/Hip-Hop charts for the week ending April 6, while Bruno Mars and The Weeknd continue to duke it out over the next two spots with their long-lasting presence.
Kendrick Lamar’s “Humble” Goes #1
Although TDE’s biggest star didn’t exactly go as avant-garde as he did with his last album, it appears that fans are appreciating the straight-forward approach from the Compton lyricist.
Mike WiLL Made-It’s swirling track was a far more conventional choice than expected but it has managed to connect with fans even though some of the lyrics caused a mild bout of controversy over respectability politics. Over 111,000 listeners put their dollars behind the song, but it remains to be seen if it will have staying power beyond the week.