Kendrick Lamar Scores Third Million-Selling Album in U.S. With 'DAMN.'
By Keith Caulfield | April 06, 2018 8:28 PM EDT
Kudos to Kendrick Lamar, as his most recent studio album, DAMN., has become his third million-selling set in the U.S., according to Nielsen Music. In the tracking week ending March 29, DAMN. sold 4,000 copies, bringing the album’s total sales to 1.002 million.
The rapper previously collected million-sellers with To Pimp a Butterfly (released in 2015, 1.05 million sold) and good kid, m.A.A.d city (2012, 1.72 million).
DAMN. debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart dated May 6, 2017, and spent four nonconsecutive weeks atop the list. It marked his third straight No. 1 effort, following untitled unmastered. (2016) and To Pimp a Butterfly.
After 50 weeks on the chart, DAMN. has yet to depart the top 20, having gone no lower than No. 17 since its arrival on the tally. On the latest chart (dated April 7), the set rises 14-13.
Overall, DAMN. has earned 3.137 million equivalent album units, of which 1.002 million are in traditional album sales.
"'Vision Of Love', when I first heard that song, I knew it, my mind was made up, I had to be a singer." - Beyonce "When I discovered Mariah Carey and 'Vision of Love,' that was a breath of fresh air. And I adored her from that moment on and idolized her." - Christina Aguilera "I think ['Vision Of Love'] was a vision of the future world of American Idol." - Rich Juzwiak, Slant
Hmm. oklama.com/theheart has 149 numbered folders, plus one black folder labeled "important," four labeled "folder," and a "folder 0." There's also oklama.com/theheart/grid, which has 399 numbered folders and a "folder 0;" folder 327 is black. All folders link to /page, which is a 404, and have alt text "nu thoughts" (which just corresponds with his original post about it being his last album with TDE). Not seeing any nuggets in there yet.
edit: oh, I see hip-hop sites reported on this yesterday already lol. oops.
On first listen, pretty interesting experience. Lyrically, it is as Kendrick as an album can get, but sonically it seems...more accessible? for a lack of better word, then his previous records. It flows incredibly well for such a long(ish) album. Curious to see what are the songs that are gonna stuck with people.
More accessible than even Damn?? I thought Damn. was easily his most accessible of all his albums, especially after the unlistenable TPAB. I bought that album and listened to it when it came out, but other than Alright, that album does not have any replay value for me. It's like some Brooklyn art school student's senior project. I dunno...despite the rave reviews for this, I am not in a big rush. I remember TPAB also getting the same type of rave reviews. Does anyone know if he has plans to release this in physical form?
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