Kendrick Lamar is having a solid week after releasing his latest album DAMN which debuted at the top of the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart. In its third week, lead single "Humble" moved up into the No. 1 spot on the Hot 100 songs chart becoming his second chart leader and first as a solo artist dethroning Ed Sheeran's 12-week reign. Now thanks to streaming increasing and the hip-hop and rap genres benefitting greatly, all songs from DAMN are appearing on the Hot 100.
The 14-track set makes Kendrick Lamar the fifth artist in history to have at least 14 songs on the chart since it began. The Beatles of course were the first in 1964 when the group exploded onto the scene in America. It would take another 50 years before another act would accomplish that feat and that as noted is fueled by streaming platforms. Drake has the most tracks at one time on the chart with a total of 24. The Weeknd charted 18 songs at the same time when he released the No. 1 album Starboy in 2016 and Justin Bieber landed 18 chartings upon the release of Purpose.
Lamar has 13 debuts with "DNA" debuting at No. 4 with 51 million streams and five tracks in the top 20. The lowest charting track from DAMN, "Duckworth," debuts at No. 63 with 14.1 million listens. In all, the tracks received nearly 339 million streams on official platforms such as Spotify. Additionally, those streams accounted for the album debuted at No. 1 on the Top 200 with 603,000 units, 227,000 of that in streaming units equating to 340 million hits.