Kendrick Lamar’s “Good Kid Maad City” Becomes First Hip-Hop Studio Album To Spent 10 Years On Billboard 200
Kendrick Lamar achieves a new milestone with “good kid, m.A.A.d city”.
Kendrick Lamar continues his chart success as he hit an enormous record with his second studio album “good kid, m.A.A.d city”. The critically acclaimed project which hit the 500 weeks on the US charts a few months ago, has now surpassed 10 years on Billboard 200 and becomes the first hip-hop studio album to do so.
.@kendricklamar‘s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ has now spent 10 full years on the Billboard 200. It’s the first hip-hop studio album in history to reach this milestone.
— chart data (@chartdata) October 17, 2022
The album was released in October 2012 and debuted at #2 on the Billboard 200 with 242,000 sales in the first week. This week, the album charted at #43 in the US.
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The project featured guest appearances from Drake, Dr. Dre, Jay-Z, Jay Rock and more, with production from Just Blaze, Pharrell Williams, Hit-Boy and others. The album earned Lamar four Grammy Award nominations at the 2014 Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year.
This month, Drake joined Eminem and Kendrick Lamar as the rapper with albums over 500 weeks on Billboard 200 as his 2011 project “Take Care” hit the milestone.