"Humble" Breaks Record As Kendrick Lamar's Highest Charting Single Ever
The track debuted at No. 2 on the Hot 100 this week, with the song also serving as the highest-charting debut for a rap single in nearly seven years (prior to that was Eminem and Rihanna‘s “I Love the Way You Lie” back in 2010).
“Humble” has also come in at No. 1 on the Streaming Songs and On-Demand Streaming Songs charts, scoring 49.8 million streams and 49.8 million on-demand streams.
The music video for “Humble” has been watched over 47 million times, with critics and fans alike giving positive commentary on the video. We even broke down the video frame by frame because we enjoyed it that much.
The single comes from Lamar’s forthcoming untitled fourth album, which at first was rumored to have some notable guest contributions from Andre 3000, Kanye West, Q-Tip, D’Angelo and Anderson .Paak, but does not actually seem to be the case.
For fans that pre-ordered the album, they were able to see its credits which featured James Blake, The Alchemist, “Humble” producer Mike WiLL Made It, DJ Dahi, Cardo, 9th Wonder, Steve Lacy, Anna Wise, BadBadNotGood, and U2.
Although many fans thought that the album would be coming on April 7 (thanks to Lamar telling rappers they had until April 7 to get “y’all sh*t together” on “The Heart Pt. 4“), it will actually drop on April 14.
TDE CEO Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith had to respond to angry fans that were expecting the new Lamar album to drop on the seventh, asking fans to provide proof of if he ever said that the album was actually going to drop on that date.