Kendrick Lamar is on a winning streak it seems. Today Billboard is reporting that K.Dot has the number 1 spot on the Billboard HOT 100 chart with his single “HUMBLE.” off his brand new album DAMN.
Kung Fu Kenny kicked Ed Sheeran out of the top spot jumping from No.3 to No.1. This is the first time Kendrick has held the spot solo and at the same time, his second single DNA is currently sitting at No.4. DAMN. has been making waves since its release, and now on top of the album outselling Drake’s More Life on initial release with over 600k sold out the gate Kendrick and the TDE family have yet another accolade to celebrate with his first No.1 single on the Billboard Hot 100.
The fact that an album like DAMN. is winning right now is big. It’s big for Kendrick. It’s big for TDE, but most importantly it’s big for hip-hop. An album that by all means in today’s climate wouldn’t seem like a safe bet to make for a mainstream artist, but it worked, and that is an understatement.