kendrick lamar new album

The critics have spoken, giving Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly high praise and acclaim. Now, the fans have shown their appreciation too as the TDE MC’s new sophomore album is set to debut at No. 1 on the album charts.

Continue after the jump…..

According to Hits Daily Double, Lamar’s new album will top Billboard’s Hot 200 albums chart, selling an estimated 318,988 copies opening week (355,372 total with streams).

To Pimp A Butterfly marks Kendrick Lamar’s first No. 1 album, topping his stellar good kid, m.A.A.d city debut. Released in 2012, good kid, m.A.A.d city debuted at No. 2 on Billboard’s albums chart, selling 242,000 copies first week and later becoming platinum-certified.

Dropping as a surprise one week ahead of its March 23 release date, To Pimp A Butterfly made history by breaking Spotify’s one-day streaming record, getting played 9.6 million times on the streaming platform.

Previously: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly Album Breaks Spotify’s Streaming Record