Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake’s “King’s Dead” Joins Top 25 On Hot 100

The “Black Panther” song soars on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

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Thanks to the release of the “Black Panther” movie, the debut of the official music video and an increase in support at radio, Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake’s “King’s Dead” makes a big jump on this week’s Billboard Hot 100.

The song, which was #38 last week, soars to #23 on this week’s chart.

In conjunction with its Hot 100 gain, “King’s Dead” debuts at #19 on the Streaming Songs subchart. It enters Digital Songs at #42.

While it does not appear on the all-format Radio Songs chart, “King’s Dead” does hold Top 40 positions on the rhythmic and urban airplay listings.

Written by Brian Cantor

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