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King Kendrick Claims Billboard Throne with “Not Like Us”

Kendrick Lamar reigns supreme on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 chart, soaring to the No. 1 spot with his fiery diss track “Not Like Us.”

The song explodes onto the scene with a dominant debut, racking up 70.9 million streams, 5 million radio airplay impressions, and 15,000 units sold in the US during its first week. This impressive feat marks Lamar’s fourth chart-topping single, following collaborations like “Like That” with Future and Metro Boomin, the self-assured anthem “HUMBLE.,” and the Taylor Swift smash “Bad Blood.” “Not Like Us” also dominates genre-specific charts, taking the No. 1 position on Streaming Songs, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, and Hot Rap Songs.

Lamar’s dominance extends beyond the top spot. His other diss track aimed at Drake, “euphoria,” experiences a significant jump, climbing from No. 11 to No. 3, while his collaboration “Like That” ascends two spots to No. 6.

Meanwhile, Drake enters the fray at No. 7 with his response track, “Family Matters.” The song garners a respectable 38 million streams, 646,000 airplay impressions, and 5,000 units sold in its debut week. This entry marks Drake’s 78th top 10 hit on the Hot 100 and his 331st overall entry, solidifying his position as a chart powerhouse.

The battle lines are drawn, and the Billboard Hot 100 is the battleground. It will be intriguing to see how this musical feud unfolds in the coming weeks.