While the debate rages on about whether or not its too early, or keen foresight, to label Kendrick Lamar’s major label debut a classic, the numbers show that a good chunk of the hype surrounding the Compton MC is well deserved and very real. The Aftermath/TDE rapper’s good kid/m.A.A.d city album will land at #2 on the Billboard 200 album sales chart.
According to Hits Daily Double, the “good kid” rapper’s major label debut sold a shade over 242,000 units its first week in stores. Most other weeks Lamar would have landed at #1 but his album was released the same day as Taylor Swift’s Red, which sold 1.2 million records.
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