Kendrick Lamar’s latest studio effort To Pimp A Butterfly has had a shaky rollout at best, but that won’t prevent the Top Dawg Entertainment rapper from moving a ton of units in the LP’s first week of availability.
According to HITS Daily Double, To Pimp A Butterfly is expected to sell 350-375k copies in the first seven days, although they admit those numbers could actually go up since the physical discs are only arriving to stores now. In the meantime, K. Dot’s new LP has also shattered the Spotify streaming record, but that will be a championship belt that changes hands often as the popularity of Spotify’s service continues to grow.
Lamar’s previous effort good kid, m.A.A.d city, which has already been heralded a classic, sold 242k copies in it’s first week. If nothing more, these numbers prove that he continues to grow a dedicated fan base.
Pre-order your copy of Kendrick Lamar’s new album via iTunes or grab one at your local record store on March 23rd.