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Kendrick Lamar‘s latest release, To Pimp a Butterfly, debuted at number one making it the rapper’s first album to claim the top spot selling 324,000 copies in its first week.

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But if that wasn’t good enough news for the Compton MC, Billboard reports that it’s also the first album ever that contain the word “pimp” to even make it to number one on the Billboard top 200 chart. Isn’t that something? It is, however, the third album title to have the word “butterfly” in the top 200. (Shouts out to Mariah Carey, the butterfly queen.)

To Pimp a Butterfly beat out Lamar’s first album, Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City, which debuted at number two in 2012.

The good news doesn’t end there, though. Lamar’s got six – six! – songs in the Top 100 singles chart at this very moment. They include:

  • “King Kunta” (#61)
  • “The Blacker the Berry” (#66)
  • “Alright” (#83)
  • “Wesley’s Theory” (#91)
  • “These Walls” (#94)
  • “Institutionalized” (#99)

Congrats, Kendrick!


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