Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” Makes $317K From Streaming In A Week

Since it dropped earlier this month, Kendrick Lamar’s Drake Diss track “Not Like Us” has been a huge hit and is still going strong. Said to be the most popular song of their whole lyrical feud, “Not Like Us” features Kendrick calling Drake a child molester, coining the famous “A Minor” bar, and much more. Sales and streams have also benefited from their role in the viral beef. In the weeks after its release, it shattered several records. “Not Like Us” has also sparked intense debate among fans and critics, with many praising Kendrick’s lyrical prowess and boldness in calling out Drake. The diss track has solidified Kendrick Lamar’s reputation as one of the top rappers in the game today.

It only took five days for “Not Like Us” to debut at No. 1 on the Hot 100. And in just 12 days, it sold a million units. Arriving ahead of hits by megastars like Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and more, it was the fastest single to achieve this feat this year. Naturally, fans now want to see how much money Kendrick has made from the song. Kendrick Lamar’s “Not Like Us” has garnered critical acclaim and commercial success, solidifying his status as a top artist in the industry. With its rapid rise to the top of the charts, it’s no surprise that fans are curious about the financial impact of the track on Kendrick’s career.

It reportedly smashed Drake’s record for the most streaming in a day and made almost $280K in its first week of sales. DJ Akademiks tweeted that the song is still doing very well commercially, earning $317K from streaming this week alone. As of right now, it is the week’s second-highest-grossing song. “Not Like Us” has not only brought K-Dot a substantial sum of money, but it has also come to be associated with his fiery rivalry with Drake, which fans will remember for years.

Many prominent colleagues of Kendrick Lamar, such as Isaiah Rashad and Billie Eilish, have also co-signed the song. DaBaby was so motivated by it to showcase his writing abilities this week that he gave an impressive freestyle over the song. DaBaby’s freestyle received high praise from fans and critics alike, further solidifying the impact of “Not Like Us” in the music industry. This collaboration and recognition from fellow artists have helped elevate Kendrick Lamar’s status as a respected figure in the rap scene.

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