Kendrick Lamar released the most critically acclaimed
hip hop album of 2017 (so far), and now he holds the distinction of having the best selling album of 2017 (so far).
Chart Data, a Twitter account that charts “music news and stats in real time since June 18, 2016,” tweeted that K. Dot’s fourth studio album is currently the best-selling album of the year thus far in the States.
Kendrick Lamar's 'DAMN.' is now the best selling album released in 2017 (SPS; in the US).
— chart data (@chartdata) July 1, 2017
DAMN. topped the charts for several weeks, and is on its way to selling two million copies in less than six months. Kung Fu Kenny recently released a video for “ELEMENT,” which draws inspiration from the works of pioneering Black photographer Gordon Parks.
Kendrick is also about to embark on his 32-date DAMN Tour, starting July 12th in Phoenix.