Kendrick Lamar Earns First No. 1 Album on Billboard Top 200

Kendrick Lamar

Last week Kendrick Lamar’s album To Pimp a Butterfly was “accidentally” released on the internet, but no worries for the star– because he has just earned a No. 1 spot on the Billboard Top 200 charts!

To Pimp a Butterfly opens at No.1 on the charts this week moving 363,000 units in its first week, according to Nielsen Music data for the week ending March 22. It is the rapper’s second studio effort and his first No. 1.

The accolades for the critically-acclaimed don’t stop at his No.1 spot. Just last week, Spotify announced that the album made history on the digital-streaming service. The company announced that Lamar’s album was streamed over 9.6 million times on its first day, becoming “a new global record for the most streams in a single day worldwide,” according to a Spotify spokesperson.

To Pimp a Butterfly is the follow up to Lamar’s last album, 2012’s good kid, m.A.A.d city, which debuted and peaked at No. 2, selling 241,000 copies.

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