Jack Harlow had a much better week than Taylor Swift

Harlow is a hit everywhere someone might look.
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Everyone over the last two weeks has listened to Jack Harlow except Ben Affleck. Harlow reclaimed the top song on the Billboard Hot 100 this week after Megan Thee Stallion had so rudely (I assume Harlow thinks) stolen the number one spot for one week. Harlow's "Lovin on Me" reached the top spot for a sixth combined week after being pushed to number two a week ago.

Whether Taylor Swift believes it or not, she is living at least one week in a Jack Harlow world. Not only did the hip-hop artist move back to the top of the charts but he also was part of an epic Dunkin' Donuts commercial directed by Affleck which aired during the Super Bowl. The overall commercial is hilarious and very tongue-in-cheek, but in Harlow's short bit, he gets to show off his acting chops.

Affleck and Harlow are in a car as Affleck talks about how he is destined for a music career. Affleck says, "Here’s why I know it’s right. It’s ’cuz there’s a voice [saying]: ‘Don’t do this terrible mistake." To which Harlow responds by saying, "That might be what you need to hear." The irony is concrete.

Harlow can act quite well, though. He has not gotten a lot of chances to perform in that forum, but his charisma and, well...humbleness, seem to come through when acting. Possibly Affleck liked what he heard from his brother, Casey, while Casey was working on the film project, The Instigators, in which Harlow acts in as well that Ben wanted Harlow for his commercial too.

Jack Harlow has a Taylor Swift kind of week

My point in all of that is that while we have seen more and more of Jack Harlow, we are likely to see even more of him. That is not a bad thing. He appears to really enjoy himself whether he is rapping or acting and he might be the next coming of Will Smith, possibly eschewing music for acting full-time. If that is the case, we should take advantage of what Harlow is producing currently.

"Loving on Me" is worthy of getting streamed by the millions. The production is solid but simple. At its base, the track is just Harlow rapping over a bass line. Lines such as, "I could choke you but I ain't no killer" seem slightly dangerous but also welcoming at the same time. It is a trick and turn few artists can do.

Meanwhile, Taylor Swift found out about the sad passing of a 16-year-old fan during a car crash while the fan was on a way to Swift's concert in Melbourne and the tragic events surrounding Swift's boyfriend's (Travis Kelce) Kansas City Chiefs victory parade where there was a shooting near the end which killed one person. No one should wish the kind of week Swift had on anyone else. Neither of the sad events was anything Swift could control, of course.

Jack Harlow appears in total control of his career now, though. Eventually, Swift's popularity will somewhat diminish simply because all artists see popularity ebb and flow. If that happens to Swift, Jack Harlow will likely be right there to fill the void.

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