Kendrick Lamar's 'Not Like Us' Breaks Cardi B's Streaming Record

The feud between hip-hop recording artists, Aubrey “Drake” Graham and Kendrick “K-Dot” Lamar has not only fueled heated discussions among hip-hop fans but the last recorded song in the battle, Kendrick’s “Not Like Us” has broken a streaming record previously held by Cardi B and surpassing Taylor Swift.

K-Dot’s latest single, “Not Like Us” debuted on the Billboard 100 at No. 1 with 70.9 million official streams, 5 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 15,000 sold in the U.S., which was only for five days. The song set a record for being the most streamed song over seven days garnering nearly 100 million streams.

HotNewHipHop has reported that the song became the most-streamed song in any single week doing better than the “Fortnite” single by Taylor Swift and Post Malone released earlier this year. It also surpassed Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s “WAP” which held the record when it debuted in 2020.

“Not Like Us” broke a record by having over 96 million streams in its first seven days after its release.

According to Forbes, K-Dot’s “Euphoria” went from No. 11 the previous week to No. 3 on the current week’s Hot 100. The song garnered 49 million streams, up from 28.9 million. The song that sparked the current beef, “Like That,” The Metro Boomin and Future single featuring K-Dot rose from No. 8 to No. 6 after being No. 1 for three weeks.

Three of K-Dot’s songs appeared in the top ten while one of Drake’s songs, “Family Matters,” streamed 38 million times and debuted on the Billboard 100 at No. 7.

Interest in K-Dot’s music had a rising effect on past albums from the Compton lyricist. On a new chart that Billboard recently introduced, Lamar’s 2017 album, “Damn” has reached new heights on last week’s Top Streaming Albums chart. The chart is a weekly ranking of the country’s most-streamed full-length albums.

The album came in at No. 36, up from its previous high on the charts at No. 44, making it a Top 40 entry. Lamar had another project, “Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City,” released in 2012 on the list at 47 before the “Damn” album moved its way past that entry.

Kendrick Lamar ‘Not Like Us’ Breaks Cardi B’s Streaming Record

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