Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ is the Fastest Selling Album of the Year

Kendrick Lamar is a Grammy Award winner, one of the most influential people of 2016 – what’s next? Well, Lamar also has the highest sales figures of 2017 so far.

Lamar’s album DAMN., which was released April 14th, debuted at the number one spot on Billboard’s 200 chart with over half a million equivalent album units. These numbers surpass the first-week numbers for Drake’s More Life and Ed Sheeran’s ÷ (Divide), albums released this year that hovered around that half a million mark.  

DAMN. counts for Lamar’s third consecutive Billboard No.1 album. This is following the high sales of his 2016 release untitled unmastered., and the critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly, which was released in 2015.

The success of Lamar’s latest album release is accompanied by his Coachella appearance, where he performed DAMN. tracks life for the first time. His headlining set is a good prediction of what to expect from his summer tour.