When Kendrick Lamar released his DAMN. album back in April of this year, the effort went on to surpass already high expectations, debuting at the top No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 200 chart and pushing the equivalent of 603,000 units in its first week. From then on, the momentum hasn’t slowed up for K. Dot. So much so that Kendrick is now entering his 25th week within the top 10 on the Hot 200 chart, sitting there for a little under half the year.

In accomplishing such a feat, he finds himself in the company of chart-toppers such as Ed Sheeran, Drake, and Katy Perry with Sheeran’s ÷ being the only other project to reach past the 25 week mark. Comparatively, DAMN. spent 21 weeks in the top five while Sheeran's effort only accomplished this for nine weeks.

According to earlier reports from Billboard, DAMN. has been the best performing full-length effort of the year, and in the off-chance that Taylor Swift’s forthcoming Reputation album doesn’t resonate as well with her fan base, it’s likely that Kung Fu Kenny will nab the title once and for all as the year begins to near its close.

Last month, new reports revealed that DAMN. Was responsible for fiveof the year’s 50 most streamed songs, giving Kendrick the highest tally in that respect so far.

Week        Rank    Figure
April 20      No. 1    603,000
April 27      No. 1    239,000
May 4         No. 1    173,000
May 11       No. 3    134,000
May 18       No. 3    117,000
May 25       No. 2    98,000
June 1        No. 2    84,000
June 8        No. 2    73,000
June 15      No. 2    69,000
June 22      No. 3    70,000
June 29      No. 3    59,000
July 6         No. 3    56,000
July 13       No. 3    54,000
July 20       No. 2    56,000
July 27       No. 5    48,000
Aug. 3        No. 2    47,000
Aug. 10      No. 1    47,000
Aug. 17      No. 2    43,000
Aug. 24      No. 3    41,000
Aug. 31      No. 5    45,000
Sept. 7       No. 4    40,000
Sept. 14     No. 8    35,000
Sept. 21     No. 4    34,000
Sept. 28     No. 8    34,000
Oct. 5         No. 9    34,000

Earlier last week (October 1st), Kendrick revealed dates for the European leg of his DAMN. Tour lalongside James Blake. Set to kick off in February of next year, King Kendrick will travel across 14 different dates in cities that onclude London, Paris, and Berlin.

Check out the schedule in full below.

2/7 -- Dublin
2/9 -- Birmingham
2/10 -- Manchester
2/11 -- Glasgow
2/12 -- London
2/13 -- London
2/15 -- Frankfurt
2/22 -- Cologne
2/23 -- Amsterdamn
2/25 -- Paris
2/27 -- Antwerp
3/1 -- Copenhagen
3/2 -- Oslo
3/3 -- Stockholm
3/5 -- Berlin

THE DAMN. TOUR [EUROPE]

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