Jack Harlow’s ‘First Class’ Holds No. 1 Spot On Billboard Hot 100, Kendrick Lamar Debuts In Top 10
Kung Fu Kenny still had one of the biggest debuts of the year, and all 18 songs from his new album charted on the Hot 100.
Jack Harlow just can’t be stopped. The Louisville rapper, who dropped his sophomore project Come Home The Kids Miss You on May 6, once again debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, beating out Kendrick Lamar.
Harlow’s single “First Class” debuted at No. 1 on Monday (May 23) for the third consecutive week, raking in 25.2 million streams. Next came K. Dot at No. 3 for his single “N95” off Mr. Morales & The Big Steppers. All 18 tracks from Kendrick’s latest project separately charted on the Hot 100, and the album itself debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, moving 295,000 album-equivalent units.
“First Class” snagged the No. 1 spot for the first time on April 19. Built on Fergie and Ludacris’s 2006 hit “Glamorous,” the track made big waves on TikTok and earned over 420,000 sales in its opening week, along with 54.6 million streams. The achievement marked the biggest streaming debut for a song since Drake, Future and Young Thug‘s “Way 2 Sexy” in September 2021.
According to Chart Data, the track has far surpassed over 500,000 units in the U.S. since its release, which means it’s technically eligible for gold certification from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
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As for Come Home The Kids Miss You, the project debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 in its first week, moving around 113,000 album-equivalent units. The project – which was stacked with features from Drake, Pharrell Williams, Justin Timberlake and Lil Wayne – was projected to debut at No. 2 behind Bad Bunny’s Un Verano Sin Ti, but was pushed from the spot after Future’s album I NEVER LIKED YOU made a surprising return to No. 2.
Regardless, Harlow is keeping things moving. The young rapper is gearing up to hit the road this fall with City