Anticipation is definitely high for Kendrick Lamar’s forthcoming yet-to-be-titled album, set to drop on April 14.
The Compton rapper’s first single off the project, “HUMBLE.,” earned him his highest Hot 100 debut ever as a lead artist, and impressively, the highest for a rap song in nearly seven years (Eminem’s “Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna at No. 2, in July 2010). Landing at the No.2 spot today, “HUMBLE.” was streamed 49.8 million times with an additional 111,000 digital song sales. Ed Sheeran managed to hold his spot atop the list with “Shape of You.”
This is Lamar’s fourth song to break into the top 10. He has charted at No. 1 as a featured artist on Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood.”