Kendrick Lamar's "Euphoria" Hits Yet Another Impressive Sales Milestone

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GLASTONBURY, ENGLAND - JUNE 26: Kendrick Lamar performs on the Pyramid stage during day five of Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton on June 26, 2022 in Glastonbury, England. (Photo by Joseph Okpako/WireImage)
The track is the fastest-selling solo rap songs of the year so far.

One thing that's certain about the Drake and Kendrick Lamar beef is that it's been a commercial hit. Fans have already streamed "Like That" to a number one debut on the Hot 100. It subsequently spent 3 weeks at the top spot. They also helped both "euphoria" and "push ups" debut in the top 20 in the past two weeks, despite neither having a fill tracking week of sales. Kendrick dropped a track called "Not Like Us" over the weekend that's off to an incredibly start commercially. The DJ Mustard-produced cut has a much more energetic and catchy flow to it that could translate into huge numbers.

Speaking of huge numbers, "euphoria" is already there. After making its debut at number 11 on the Hot 100 the song is expected to climb even higher next week. In fact, it could go as high as number one where its currently projected in battle with Tommy Richman's "MILLION DOLLAR BABY" to claim the top spot. Earlier today, the song officially hit 500k copies sold, a substantial achievement for any song much less one that's barely been around for a week. Unsurprisingly, it's the fastest solo rap song to reach that milestone in 2024 so far. It's even faster than Megan Thee Stallion's "HISS" which debuted atop the Hot 100 back in January.

Kendrick Lamar's "euphoria" Surpasses 500k Sales

Kendrick's most recent release "Not Like Us" is also breaking records. In fact, it even broke a record previously held by Drake himself. The song surpassed Certified Lover Boy's opening track "Champagne Poetry" for the most streams in a single day among any solo rap song in the first 24 hours after it dropped. It's not clear at the time whether Kendrick plans to release any more songs addressing the beef.

What do you think of Kendrick Lamar's first diss track aimed solely at Drake hitting 500k sales in just over a week? Are you surprised it's the fastest selling solo rap songs of 2024 so far? Let us know in the comment section below.


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Lavender Alexandria is a music and culture journalist based in Los Angeles, California. She’s covered dozens of musical genres and styles from the most mainstream to the most experimental and underground on her blog and accompanying YouTube channel that looks at music, pop culture, and Billboard charts since 2017: Lav’s Music Corner. Lavender has produced editorial and listicle content both in written and video form over the past far years and has also interviewed up-and-coming artists like Censored Dialogue. Her experiences covering culture have taken her from Hyperpop parties in LA to underground rap shows in Atlanta, to DIY punk shows in Charlotte. Lavender has also written for iHeartRadio, covering some of the biggest artists in Hip Hop such as Ice Spice, Drake, Doja Cat and Cardi B. She also has bylines with ScreenRant and continues to write for Ringtone magazine. Lavender is a lifelong Charlotte Hornets fan and her favorite rap artists include Clipping, Little Simz, Earl Sweatshirt, and Kendrick Lamar.