In response to the song debut by the Miss.-native, the song charted on the Billboard + Twitter Real-Time Trending 140 chart at No. 10 on July 28 and quickly ascended to No. 6.
This isn't K.R.I.T.'s first appearance on the Billboard charts. Back in February 2013, he reached No. 31 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs along with A$AP Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown and Action Bronson with their collaborative track, "1 Train." He's also made appearances with Wiz Khalifa on Curren$y's "Jet Life," and his debut album Live From The Underground debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200.
The release of "Pay Attention" marks Big K.R.I.T’s second release off the rappers upcoming sophomore album Cadillactica, set to release this year. The buzz track, "Mt Olympus," was premiered on Billboard on April 28.