Congratulations to K.Dot and the whole TDE family!
After dominating the Billboard charts for two weeks, To Pimp A Butterfly is Kendrick Lamar’s first No. 1 album and now it is his second LP to reach gold status. According to Billboard Mag, it’s the first album to spend the first two weeks at the top the charts since Taylor Swift’s 1989, last November.
To Pimp A Butterfly reportedly passed 500,000, after moving about 63,000 units in its third week. This week TPAB came in at No. 4 on the Billboard 200 while selling 65,000 copies, while Wale’s The Album About Nothing held the top spot.
Kendrick recently spoke about the success of his album, saying:
“I really can’t speak on other artists, but for me what I try to do is just stay as original as possible. And have my own sound that nobody can really duplicate.”“Nobody can really make sense of doing it easily. It’s really my niche and that’s what I think everybody in the game should have, their own niche. Nobody really follows each other. Cause when you do original things you elevate the art and culture of hip hop.”
As if he has not given his fans enough with his album going gold, he is set to go on a world tour with TDE, drop a collaborative album with J. Cole and land on Kanye West’s “All Day (Remix).” Also K.Dot will throw out LA Dodgers’s first pitch on April 27th.
It’s good to be Kendrick.