Kendrick Lamar Scores Biggest Debut Of 2017

Kendrick Lamar Scores Biggest Debut Of 2017
  • PublishedApril 23, 2017

Kendrick Lamar has made his fans really proud and proved to better than a lot of rappers as he pulled off the biggest US album debut this year with ‘DAMN.’ ‘DAMN’ is an introspective work of hip-hop storytelling that features Rihanna and U2  overtaking Drake’s ‘More Life’ mixtape which had earlier held the crown for the year.

It has sold 603,000 copies or the equivalent in streaming and downloads in the week since its April 14 release, tracking service Nielsen Music said late Saturday. ‘More Life’ sold 505,000 within the same period, after its release.

Entering at number one on the benchmark Billboard chart, ‘DAMN’ sold more in a single week than any other album so far this year.

‘DAMN.’ follows Lamar’s 2015 album ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ which has been hailed as a hip-hop classic with its innovative infusion of jazz and its lyricism that explored the state of black America.

While ‘DAMN.’ has similarly won wide praise, it brings a more classic rap style, even with a pop-oriented collaboration with Rihanna and a guitar rock fusion with U2.

The album is a highly personal work and culminates with a track in which Lamar recalls his father being shot while working at a Kentucky Fried Chicken branch in the Los Angeles area.


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