March 14, 2016


Kendrick Lamar's 'untitled, unmastered' Debuts at No. 1

Kevin Winter/WireImage
Kevin Winter/WireImage

Kendrick Lamar has notched his second number one album in less than a calendar year.

His recent surprise release untitled, unmastered bested the likes of AdeleRihanna2 Chainz, and Justin Bieber to take the top spot. According to Nielson Music, which takes streaming into account as well as album sales, Kendrick moved 178,000 equivalent album units. Of that number, 142,000 were in pure album sales.

With the release, K-Dot joins the good company of Drake and Future, as the only three artists to put out multiple number one albums since the start of 2015.

Kendrick is currently preparing for a few live dates in Australia, but is scheduled to be back stateside for the Panorama Festival in New York this July. 

Here's to hoping for a few solo dates some time this summer.