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Kendrick Lamar Tops Billboard Hot 100 with New Entry of “Not Like Us” Single at No. 1



Kendrick Lamar achieved his second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song of the year with “Not Like Us.” This milestone followed his guest appearance on “Like That,” a collaboration with Future and Metro Boomin, which topped the chart in April.

“Not Like Us” adds to Lamar’s list of chart-topping singles, which includes “HUMBLE.” from 2017 and Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” from 2015. Additionally, Lamar’s track “euphoria” — a diss aimed at rival Drake — climbed from No. 11 to No. 3.

The success of “Not Like Us” was bolstered by 70.9 million streams and 15,000 traditional sales, surpassing Taylor Swift and Post Malone’s “Fortnight” for the No. 1 spot. Swift’s single had led the chart for two weeks following the release of THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT.

Both “Not Like Us” and “euphoria” are part of a series of diss tracks released during Lamar and Drake’s ongoing feud. “Not Like Us” even sparked a viral challenge on social media.

In the song, Lamar raps: “Certified Lover Boy? Certified pedophiles/ Wop, wop, wop, wop, wop, Dot, fk ’em up/ Wop, wop, wop, wop, wop, I’ma do my stuff/ Why you trollin’ like a b**ch? Ain’t you tired?/ Tryna strike a chord, and it’s probably A minor.”

Aside from these tracks, Lamar also released “6:16 in LA” and “meet the grahams,” while Drake responded with “Push Ups,” “Taylor Made Freestyle,” “Family Matters,” and “THE HEART PART 6.”

With “Not Like Us” currently leading the chart, fans and industry professionals are keen to see if it will maintain its position atop the Hot 100 next week. Notably, Drake’s “Push Ups” had a brief stint in the Top 10, partly due to an early leak online.