Though it endured a goofed up iTunes surprise release, it has not only enjoyed Spotify’s highest-ever streaming week ever and now the first ever double number one week since Taylor Swift did so for fall release of her 1989 album and is the first R&B/Hip-hop album to do so since Beyonce’s self titled release in 2013.
In one of the least shocking weeks on the Billboard 200, Kendrick Lamar’s critically lauded To Pimp A Butterfly sits atop the charts for a second week. Shocking right – of course not – who was about to stop it? Sales and overall impact dropped, but not too harshly for a second week on the charts – the tune of 123,000 units and 107,000 copies (sales). Sales alone have nearly given Lamar a gold album at 431,000 copies.