More than a month after the release of Black Panther: The Album, the set’s “King’s Dead” — performed by Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future and James Blake — spends its first week inside the top 10 of Billboard’s Streaming Songs chart, moving 14-8 on the ranking dated March 24.
The track, which debuted at No. 19 on the ranking dated Feb. 24, hits a new weekly high in overall streams with 22.5 million in the week ending March 15, according to Nielsen Music — up 4 percent as the song continues to rise at radio.
It’s Jay Rock’s first top 10 on Streaming Songs with his first charting title and Blake’s first with his second (he reached No. 45 featured on Beyonce’s “Forward” in May 2016), while Lamar and Future notch their 10th and seventh top 10s, respectively.
The track concurrently hits a new high (No. 21) on the Billboard Hot 100 and rises 26-23 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop airplay chart. It also holds at No. 35 on Rhythmic and No. 21 on Rap Airplay, and it goes 33-31 on R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay.
It joins another Black Panther track in the top 10 on Streaming Songs: Lamar and SZA’s “All the Stars,” which holds at No. 7 (24.3 million) after previously reaching No. 5 (March 3). Meanwhile, one additional track remains inside the top 20 – The Weeknd and Lamar’s “Pray for Me” (No. 17) —