KENDRICK LAMAR ENJOYS A SECOND WEEK AT NUMBER ONE

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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.

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