Kendrick Lamar Earns First No. 1 on Rhythmic Songs Chart With 'Humble.'

Kendrick Lamar "Humble"
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Kendrick Lamar "Humble"

Also: Machine Gun Kelly’s ‘Bloom’ arrives, and Calvin Harris’ Future and Khalid-assisted single bows.

Kendrick Lamar scores his first No. 1 on the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart (dated June 3) as “Humble.” steps 2-1 in its seventh week (up 15 percent in spins in the week ending May 21, according to Nielsen Music). Lamar, who holds eight top 10s at the format, had previously peaked No. 2 in 2013, as a featured guest on A$AP Rocky’s “F**kin Problems.” 

The top four markets with the most weekly plays of “Humble.” all hail from Lamar’s native California. Rhythmic Songs reporter KPWR Los Angeles, leads with most spins through the week, with 130. KGGI Riverside-San Bernadino, California, follows closely with 129 plays. 

“Humble.” also tops the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart (rising 2-1, up six percent in spins), marking his third chart-topping hit, and first No. 1 as a lead act in five years, since “Swimming Pools (Drank)” crowned the tally for nine weeks in 2012.

Meanwhile, “Humble.” spends a second consecutive week at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100, supported in part by 44.8 million domestic streams in the week ending May 18 (it previously reached No. 1 on the May 6 chart).

MGK Blooms: Over on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, Machine Gun Kelly scores the week’s highest debut, arriving at No. 3 with his third full-length studio album, Bloom, earning 57,000 equivalent album units. The set concurrently bows at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. Of its total units, 67 percent come from traditional album sales, placing the set at No. 1 on both the R&B/Hip-Hop Album Sales and Rap Album Sales charts.

Bloom is his fourth top 10 effort on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The rapper first landed on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums in 2012 with his Half Naked & Almost Famous EP (peaking at No. 10), followed later in the year by his debut album, Lace Up (No. 2 debut and peak). Sophomore set General Admission, bowed at No. 1 in 2015.

“Rollin” Rolls In: Lastly, Calvin Harris nets the Hot Shot Debut on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Rollin,” featuring Future and Khalid, arriving at No. 27. The track, which previews Harris’ forthcoming release, Funk Wav Bounces Vol. 1 (due June 30), is powered  by 8.4 million domestic weekly streams and 22,000 digital downloads (a negligible amount radio airplay contributes to the debut). The sales drives the track onto the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart at No. 7. Harris simultaneously reaches a new peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with “Slide,” featuring Frank Ocean and Migos, hopping 14-12 in its 12th frame.


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