King Kendrick takes the crown in Hottest 100

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It’s official, for the first time in Hottest 100 history, Kendrick Lamar is the first African American to take out the number one position with his hit ‘HUMBLE’.

‘Humble’ was featured in the countdown alongside Lamar’s other big hits like ‘Loyalty’ featuring Rihanna (97), ‘Love’ featuring Zacari (92) and the brazen hit ‘DNA’ (34).

Lamar’s countdown triumph can only be credited to the prodigious appeal of his album ‘DAMN’, his own verbal wizardry and the records domination over social media, particularly the ‘Humble’ music video.

With over 2 million votes cast, Kendrick Lamar, Gang Of Youth’s, Angus and Julia Stone and Methyl Ethel nabbed the top 5 spots of the countdown.

Triple J listeners should be especially proud after raising over $220 000 for AIME (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) and their mentoring program, which was double the sum raised by listeners last year.

Check out the full Hottest 100 list below:

  1. Kendrick Lamar: HUMBLE
  2. Gang Of Youths: Let Me Down Easy
  3. Angus and Julia Stone: Chateau
  4. Methyl Ethel: Ubu
  5. Gang of Youths: The Deepest Sighs, The Frankest Shadows
  6. Lorde: Green Light
  7. PNAU: Go Bang
  8. Thundamentals ft. Mataya: Sally
  9. Vance Joy: Lay It On Me
  10. Gang Of Youths: What Can I Do If The Fire Goes Out?
  11. BROCKHAMPTON: SWEET
  12. Peking Duk & AlunaGeorge: Fake Magic
  13. Khalid: Young Dumb & Broke
  14. Lorde: Homemade Dynamite
  15. Vera Blue:Regular Touch
  16. The Jungle Giants:Feel The Way I Do
  17. Baker Boy ft. Yirrmal:Marryuna
  18. Ball Park Music: Exactly How You Are
  19. The Killers: The Man
  20. Peking Duk ft. Icona Pop:Let You Down
  21. The Smith Street Band:Birthdays
  22. The Wombats:Lemon To A Knife Fight
  23. Alex The Astronaut: Not Worth Hiding
  24. Post Malone ft. 21 Savage:rockstar
  25. Amy Shark:Weekends
  26. The Man: Feel It Still
  27. Winston Surfshirt:Be About You
  28. Tash Sultana: Mystik
  29. Vera Blue: Mended
  30. Meg Mac: Low Blows
  31. Touch Sensitive: Lay Down
  32. Hayden James ft. GRAACE: NUMB 
  33. Angie McMahon: Slow Mover
  34. Kendrick Lamar: DNA
  35. Drake: Passionfruit
  36. Alex Lahey: I Haven’t Been Taking Care Of Myself
  37. Calvin Harris ft. Frank Ocean/Migos: Slide
  38. Billie Eilish: Bellyache
  39. Skegss: Got On My Skateboard
  40. Holy Holy: True Lovers
  41. Gang Of Youths: Blood (triple J Like A Version 2017)
  42. CamelPhat & Elderbrook: Cola
  43. Tash Sultana: Murder To The Mind
  44. Allday: In Motion
  45. Alex Lahey: Every Day’s The Weekend
  46. Mallrat: Better
  47. HAIM: Want You Back
  48. Ocean Alley: The Comedown
  49. The Smith Street Band: Passiona
  50. The Jungle Giants: On Your Way Down
  51. Big Shaq: Man’s Not Hot
  52. Macklemore ft. Skylar Grey: Glorious
  53. Bliss N Eso ft. Gavin James: Moments
  54. Hockey Dad: Homely Feeling
  55. Dune Rats:6 Pack
  56. Odette: Watch Me Read You
  57. The Jungle Giants, Bad Dream
  58. Camp Cope:The Opener
  59. The Jungle Giants:Used To Be In Love
  60. Charli XCX: Boys
  61. Thundamentals ft. Hilltop Hoods:21 Grams
  62. Khalid:Saved
  63. E^ST: Life Goes On
  64. Jack River:Fool’s Gold
  65. Arcade Fire:Everything Now
  66. E.R.D & Rihanna: Lemon
  67. DZ Deathrays: Shred For Summer
  68. Kingswood:Golden
  69. Yungblud: I Love You, Will You Marry Me
  70. Nothing But Thieves: Amsterdam
  71. Lorde:Perfect Places
  72. alt-J:In Cold Blood
  73. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Nuclear Fusion
  74. Lil Uzi Vert: XO TOUR Llif3
  75. Dune Rats:Braindead
  76. Baker Boy (featuring Kian):Cloud 9
  77. The Rubens:Million Man
  78. Tash Sultana:Electric Feel (Triple J Like a Version 2017)
  79. San Cisco:Hey, Did I Do You Wrong
  80. The xx: Say Something Loving
  81. Lorde:Liability
  82. Logic (featuring Alessia Cara and Khalid): 1-800-273-8255
  83. Amy Shark: Blood Brothers
  84. Vallis Alps: Oceans
  85. Boo Seeka: Does This Last
  86. Meg Mac:Maybe It’s My First Time
  87. QOTSA:The Way You Used To Do
  88. Paul Dempsey: Edge of Town (Triple J Like a Version 2017)
  89. DMA’s:Dawning
  90. Flume (featuring Kucka):Hyperreal
  91. Stormzy: Big For Your Boots
  92. Kendrick Lamar (featuring Zacari): LOVE
  93. The Presets: Do What You Want
  94. Kim Churchill: Second Hand Car
  95. Future: Mask Off
  96. Cub Sport: Chasin’
  97. Kendrick Lamar (featuring Rihanna): LOYALTY
  98. Angus & Julia Stone: Snow
  99. Flight Facilities (featuring Emma Louise): Arty Boy

100.Snakehips & Mo: Don’t Leave Me

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