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It’s been a strong first quarter for hip-hop in 2015, and this week brings even more big news concerning three of our favorite rappers.

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First, huge congratulations are in order for J. Cole as 2014 Forest Hills Drive is officially platinum. The album, which debuted at No. 1 with first-week sales of 375,000 back in December, sold an additional 10,714 copies over the last week, pushing its total past the million mark. Fun fact: it’s the first rap album in 26 years to achieve this feat while having zero guest features.

Meanwhile, Kendrick Lamar reclaims the top spot on the Billboard 200 as To Pimp a Butterfly moved 123,000 units (107,000 pure album sales) in its second week. That brings its total sales to 486,000 — just shy of gold certification. TPAB is also the first album since Taylor Swift’s 1989 to spend its first two weeks at No. 1.

Further down the list, Action Bronson makes his debut in the top 10 of the Billboard 200 as his Mr. Wonderful LP lands at No. 7 with first-week sales of 49,000. We’ll have to wait until tomorrow to find out where Earl Sweatshirt’s I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside charted, but according to Hits Daily Double, the album sold 29,573 copies (not including streams or digital track sales).


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