Lil Durk makes a powerful entrance at the top spot on Billboard‘s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart with his latest track “All My Life” featuring J. Cole, on the list dated May 27. The song immediately becomes the most-streamed track in the genre and ranks as the third-best selling song of the week.
Released on May 12 under Alamo Records, “All My Life” accumulates an impressive 30.9 million streams in the United States during the week ending May 18, according to Luminate. This exceptional streaming performance secures the song’s debut at No. 1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Streaming Songs chart, marking Lil Durk’s third chart-topper and J. Cole’s fourth. Additionally, the track sells 3,000 digital downloads during the same period, earning it a No. 3 position on the R&B/Hip-Hop Digital Song Sales chart. On the radio front, “All My Life” amasses 10.8 million audience impressions in its first week.
The rappers’ collaboration blazes in atop the chart and is the genre’s most-streamed song of the week.
With the success of “All My Life,” Lil Durk claims his third No. 1 hit on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. His previous chart-toppers include his feature on Drake’s “Laugh Now Cry Later,” which reigned for six weeks in 2020-2021, and his own single “Broadway Girls” featuring Morgan Wallen, which held the top spot for one week in 2022.
For J. Cole, “All My Life” secures his second No. 1 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and interestingly shares a similar title with his previous chart-topper. In 2021, his song “My Life” featuring 21 Savage and Morray ruled the chart for one week.
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In addition to its chart success, “All My Life” also debuts at No. 1 on the Hot Rap Songs chart, marking the second time both Lil Durk and J. Cole have reached the pinnacle on this list. Furthermore, the track enters the all-genre Billboard Hot 100 at No. 2, matching the highest chart position achieved by both artists. Lil Durk previously reached No. 2 with “Laugh Now Cry Later,” while J. Cole secured a similar placement with “My Life.”
The Chicago rapper spoke about the inspirational single during his 2023 interview
“Definitely got J. Cole on ‘All My Life.’ It’s just a rap that’s just showing you what I been going through,” Durk explained. “What I been doing lately. Trying to change how I am. Dr. Luke produced it. We were just trying to figure out like what’s the right person to put on it. ’Cause it’s one of those songs where if it’s not the right person to do the second verse… I feel like Cole can bring the energy that I’m looking for to it. So, if it wasn’t J. Cole, it’d be (Kanye), but Ye, he tucked away somewhere.”
To conclude, “All My Life” serves as a preview for Lil Durk’s upcoming album Almost Healed, slated for release on May 26. The album features collaborations with notable artists such as Future, 21 Savage, Kodak Black, Morgan Wallen, Juice WRLD, and more. The Steve Cannon-directed video for the song currently has over 20 million views on YouTube!
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