Six Kendrick Lamar Songs Make Billboard's Hot 100
Kendrick Lamar's latest album To Pimp a Butterfly has officially debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, giving K-Dot his first #1 album. Many of the album's tracks found their way onto the Billboard Hot 100 songs, as well. For the week of April 4, Kendrick had a total of six TPAB tracks on the 100 chart, including: "King Kunta", "The Blacker the Berry", "Alright", "Wesley's Theory", "These Walls", and "Institutionalized".
First Week Sales For Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Though Kendrick Lamar's latest album, To Pimp a Butterfly, was supposed to be released yesterday (March 23), it came out a week early (March 16). Thus, TPAB's first week numbers are in, and the album has taken the top spot on the Billboard 100. According to HDD, To Pimp a Butterfly moved 318,988 copies in its first week. Those figures do not include streaming, so we'll alert you when those numbers come in.
Review: Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
After 2013’s wildly successful good kid, m.A.A.d city, Kendrick Lamar had an opportunity that very few artists ever receive. For his third album, he could have continued to make tracks like the wavy “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe”, the hook-laden “Fuckin’ Problem", or the festival-banging “m.A.A.d city”, and still had a top-selling album. But instead of recreating music that he’s already conquered, Kendrick set out to make the best work of art possible.
Quiz: Which TDE Rapper Are You?
Yesterday we tried out our first-ever quiz on the site, a la Buzzfeed, to find out how well you consumed Kendrick Lamar's new album To Pimp A Butterfly upon first listen.
A Track-By-Track Guide To Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Last night, Kendrick Lamar, or someone at Interscope, perhaps, released To Pimp a Butterfly a week ahead of its initial March 23 release date. Already the most anticipated album of the year, Kendrick's follow-up to Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is unlike anything he's ever done, though it could've only come from the man himself.
Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Reverts Back To Pre-Order Status On iTunes [Update: iTunes Link Is Being Fixed]
Strange things have been happening with Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated To Pimp A Butterfly in the last 24 hours. First, the album became available to download (the clean version, mind you) on iTunes a week early, with a Spotify stream quickly following.
TDE Boss Blames The Early "To Pimp A Butterfly" Release On Interscope
Earlier tonight, Kendrick Lamar shocked the hip-hop world by releasing "To Pimp a Butterfly" a week ahead of the album's initial March 23 release date. We thought the early release was Kendrick's effort to beat the leakers, but according to TDE boss Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith, the TDE camp was not on board.
Kendrick Lamar Releases "To Pimp A Butterfly" A Week Early [Update: Stream Available]
Earlier today (March 15), Kendrick Lamar added to his upcoming album's tracklist by revealing all of the guest features on To Pimp a Butterfly, including: Snoop Dogg, George Clinton, and Ronald Isley, among others.
Kendrick Lamar Shares Features On "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Details on the upcoming Kendrick Lamar album continue to roll in. Last week, we saw the initial tracklist to To Pimp a Butterfly, which included zero features. Today (March 15), Kendrick has confirmed there will, indeed, be a few noteworthy guests on the LP.
TDE Boss Thinks Kendrick Lamar's "To Pimp A Butterfly" Will Sell One Million In A Week
We just got the tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's upcoming album, To Pimp a Butterfly, which will be released on March 23. With the singles "i" and "The Blacker the Berry" already out, expectations will be sky-high for Kendrick's third album, and none higher than those of TDE boss Anthony "Top Dawg" Tiffith. Today (March 14), Tiffith tweeted at his followers to tell him what his goal for TPAB should be. He then tweeted, "we have 2 put that goal out 2 the universe.. what u think is wit u get.... I'm thinking 1 week 1 mill".
Kendrick Lamar Announces Album Title & Release Date [Update: Official Artwork & Title Revealed]
Last weekend, we got the title of Kanye West's new album and now we've gotten similar news for another one of the year's most anticipated projects. Kendrick Lamar's new album just appeared for preorder on iTunes with a title and release date. As of now, the album is being called [Untitled] and will drop March 23rd.
TDE Announces Holiday Concert & Toy Giveaway
Top Dawg Entertainment are in the giving mood this Holiday season y’all. Partnering up with Nickerson Garden Projects, the TDE camp will be donating toys, shoes, and more, along with the gift of free music at a special event tomorrow, December 23rd starting at 12 P.M.
An Alleged Tracklist For New Kendrick Lamar Album Surfaces [Update: Confirmed Fake]
We haven't received any fruitful updates on Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated new album, although there have been plenty of reports on rumored songs, and Kendrick himself has kept it vague as to when to expect the new album-- sounds like it could happen tomorrow
Ab-Soul Explains The Story Behind "W.W.S.D."
A little under two weeks ago, Ab-Soul surprised us all by dropping a track entitled "W.W.S.D." out of the blue. The one-off track bore similar artwork to his album These Days, but its sonic characteristics couldn't have been more different from the album's overall character.
Kendrick Lamar's Single Artwork For "I" Revealed
As reports indicated, Kendrick Lamar is poised to drop a new single in the coming week. Originally the title was thought to be "I Love Myself," but then it was later confirmed to be simply "I." This is confirmed once more with the official single artwork, via the man himself.
Is Kendrick Lamar's New Single Arriving Next Week? [Update: TDE CEO Responds]
With Kendrick Lamar’s sophomore album on everyone’s radar, it’s no surprise that every little detail that gets revealed is a big deal. On Monday we found out that he has a bunch of records with Dr. Dre, and that there wont be too many features on the album either. Today rumors are now circulating that Kendrick’s first single will be dropping next week, Tuesday!
Kendrick Lamar Speaks On New Album, Has "A Bunch Of Tracks" With Dr. Dre
We've been scraping up every detail about Kendrick Lamar's highly anticipated follow up to good kid, m.A.A.d city, as the details have been scarce. Last week Kendrick's TDE label mate SZA spoke briefly on the album, but as far as the rapper himself, he's keeping everything tightly under wraps.
SZA Says Kendrick Lamar's Storytelling Is "On A Grander Scale" On His New Album
As if Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city needed any more hype. Having released this decade's most critically acclaimed album (of pretty much any genre), Lamar barely needs any help from the media on the road to his next project, but hype keeps coming, whether in the form of news about Pete Rock and Dr. Dre's involvement, or from breathless praise from his peers.
Ab-Soul Announces "These Days" Tour
After releasing his album These Days... back in June, TDE's resident conspiracy theorist, Ab-Soul, has remained relatively quiet, save for a few tracks he did with Statik Selektah. Now it looks like Soulo was taking a short break between the promo/release cycle and a tour, as he just announced the "These Days" tour, which kicks off in September and so far includes 40 dates.
Kendrick Lamar Covers Complex, Speaks On New Album
While GQ nabbed Kanye West for their new issue, Complex has taken on West's "Yeezus" tour partner, Kendrick Lamar, as their lead for the August/September issue.