10 Hot 100 Takeaways: Kendrick Lamar is ‘Humble’ At No. 2


Kendrick Lamar, DAMN. © InterscopeExpectedly, Ed Sheeran remains no. 1 for an 11th week with “Shape of You.” Kendrick Lamar splashes onto the Hot 100 at no. 2 with “Humble.” 

Ed Sheeran has no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 locked down “tighter than a drum.” Despite respectable competition, “Shape of You” continues to be the track to beat.  Kendrick Lamar couldn’t even stop the infectious pop single, as his highly anticipated “Humble.” debuts at no. 2.  Don’t shed tears for Kendrick – it’s rare for a hip-hop song to debut as robustly as “Humble.” does.  Beyond Sheeran and Lamar, there are more takeaways from the Hot 100 dated April 22, 2017.


  1. Ed Sheeran is no. 1…again. “Shape of You” isn’t budging from the top spot.



  1. Kendrick Lamar pulls off an impressive feat. “Humble.” Debuts at no. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100, something that rarely happens.



  1. Sam Hunt ascends into the top 10 with “Body Like a Back Road” (no. 12 to no. 6).



  1. Lil Uzi Vert gets a lift as “XO TOUR Llif3” rises from no. 49 to no. 16.



  1. XXXTENTACION sees “Look At Me!” ascend from no. 42 to no. 34. ‘


  1. Keith Urban and Carrie Underwood experience a massive gain with “The Fighter,” which jumps from no. 74 to no. 38.



  1. Logic starts at no. 59 with his honest new single, “Everybody.”


  1. Lady Antebellum look pretty good with “You Look Good” bowing at no. 60.


  1. The Chainsmokers don’t get a huge splash on the Hot 100 with “The One” initially – it settles for a no. 91 start.



  1. Rag’n’Bone Man finally sees his fantastic single “Human” debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at no. 100.


Photo Credit: Interscope

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