Kendrick Lamar CAREER CSPC RESULTS
So, after checking all the figures, how many overall equivalent album sales has each album by Kendrick Lamar achieved? Well, at this point we hardly need to add up all of the figures defined in this article!
In the following table, all categories display figures that way, e.g. in equivalent album sales. For example, singles from Good Kid, M.A.A.D City released in digital format sold the equivalent of 1,299,000 albums – 8,660,000 downloads with a 10 to 1,5 weighting.
As a reminder:
- Studio Album: sales of the original album
- Other Releases: sales of compilations generated thanks to the album
- Physical Singles: sales of physical singles from the album (ratio 3/10)
- Download Singles: sales of digital singles from the album (ratio 1,5/10)
- Streaming: equivalent album sales of all the album tracks (ratio 1/1500 for Audio stream and 1/11750 for Video stream)
Lamar is no Eminem. His albums have never been able to deeply cross-over to different kind of audiences. Still, with 3 albums averaging more than 4 million equivalent album sales his chart performances have been incredible.
His major debut Good Kid, M.A.A.D City remains his top selling album at more than 5,3 million. To Pimp A Butterfly sold a very respectable 2,9 million but the drop opened the door to a possible collapse with his third album. He didn’t flop. Quite the opposite. Damn. proved to be insanely successful, now running at 4,4 million while still featuring inside the Billboard Top 10 ranking. The win of 5 trophies at the Grammy Ceremony will no doubt fuel this tally even more.
All three albums continue to be streamed week after week with their LPs versions purchased more than ever. It is only a matter of time before these records break 6, 3 and 5 million respectively. In the meantime, Lamar is also now powerful enough to gain more than half a million sales from a random mixtape, while continuing to enlarge his discography thanks to famous features.
All told, the US rap genius is now over 20,38 million equivalent album sales.
The following pages list his most successful songs. Do not forget to check our amazing cross-artists lists posted inside the CSPC: Data Collector which includes the full listing of all CSPC results compiled so far to better gauge his position in the history of the music industry.
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Sources: IFPI, Spotify, YouTube, Metacritic, Besteveralbums, Chartmasters.org.