Kendrick Lamar's fourth studio album is coming very soon -- possibly tonight -- which means it's time to revisit his first three studio albums: 2011's Section.80 (originally a digital-only release), 2012's good kid m.A.A.d. city, & 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly.

This video infographic compares these albums' surprisingly variable commercial and critical success. These numbers do not tell the entire picture, but they offer a concrete sense of Kendrick's rise in popularity over the course of the past six years.

Which of these three albums is your favorite? Watch our infographic above.