Lil Durk Earns Highest Charting Song Ahead of New Album

On May 12, Lil Durk was supposed to release his eighth studio album Almost Healed. However, he ultimately decided to delay the LP two weeks to May 26, this Friday, and instead only put out his lead single “All My Life” with J. Cole.

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Practically overnight, the song’s music video eclipsed 1 million views, as its encouraging and wholesome motifs excited fans about what is to come on the rest of the track list. Before we’ve even arrived to release day, though, “All My Life” has already achieved a new height on the charts for Durk.

On Monday (May 22), Billboard revealed “All My Life” earned a No. 2 debut on the Hot 100, Durk’s highest placement for any of his songs as the primary artist. Previously, he reached No. 2 via “Laugh Now Cry Later,” his 2020 collaboration with Drake that helped him level up into a mainstream commodity in hip-hop. However, he was only a featured artist on the song.

In an interview with Complex in promotion of “All My Life,” Durk expressed that he felt J. Cole out-rapped him on the song.

“The number one thing, he smoked my ass on that, for one,” he said. “Barely. That barely happens. But shoutout to Cole… We made it happen.”

As the icing on the cake for Durk, XXL confirmed that “All My Life” was able to accrue more streams than the entirety of NBA YoungBoy’s recent mixtape Richest Opp, which also came out on May 12. As the two have shared a war of words over the last couple of years, and have one of the most prominent beefs in the hip-hop industry currently, Durk can gladly claim a victory over YoungBoy this month, especially after the latter dissed Durk on his song “Fuck The Industry Pt. 2” from Richest Opp.

Following the success of “All My Life,” Durk revealed the 21-song track list for Almost Healed, listing both the featured artists and the producers who contributed to the album. Among the guest appearances, stars like Morgan Wallen, Alicia Keys, Future, 21 Savage, and more contributed to the LP, along with a posthumous verse from Juice WRLD. As for the producers, beloved hip-hop instrumentalists like Metro Boomin, Southside, ATL Jacob, Zaytoven and more all helped with Almost Healed‘s sonics.

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