DAMN. Kendrick Lamar’s fourth album has gone platinum in less than three weeks. Since it’s release on April 14, the album has been producing major numbers in sales.
The album sold 603,000 units in its first week, the highest first week total of any 2017 album to date, and sold 238,000 in its second week.
DAMN received widespread critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, earning Lamar his third consecutive number one album in the United States. The album was supported by the lead single: “Humble“.
This master piece of an album has given Kendrick support from other well known west coast rappers such as the Game. On his Instagram page Game wrote, DAMN. has him “beyond motivated” and that he’s “glad REAL RAP” still exist. He also carried on with a list of supportive hash tags which included that the rap legend Tupac Shakur would be proud of the work Kendrick has produced.
Next up, the platinum artist will hit the road with his “DAMN. Tour” featuring Travis Scott and D.R.A.M. The 17-date tour kicks off July 12 in Phoenix, Arizona and judging by the album sales fans will be lined up in every city Kendrick visits.