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Kendrick Lamar Sets New Impressive Milestone With 2017 ‘DAMN’ Album

Kendrick Lamar Sets New Impressive Milestone With 2017 ‘DAMN’ Album! Kendrick Lamar fans have been starving for new music from him to be released for years now. It’s been four years since he released his, “DAMN” album. “DAMN” was his fourth album and the Compton rapper is yet to release any albums since DAMN. That said, fans are still optimistic that a new one will be dropping in 2021 even as they continue to listen to his previous albums in heavy rotation, DAMN included. 

Today marks exactly 4 years since Kendrick Lamar released “DAMN” on April 14th 2017. “DAMN” continues to post impressive chart numbers in 2021 setting another new milestone for Lamar to start off this week. According to Chart Data, the album has now spent 4 full years on the Billboard 200 chart. This could be attributed to the fact that the album is Lamar’s last album plus given the current demand for new music. Besides, Lamar’s fans generally are simply still in love with the great content that Lamar created on this album overall.

Surprisingly, “DAMN” was Lamar’s first No. 1 album to debut at the top spot on the Billboard 200 chart when it first dropped back in April 2017. The album was led by hit singles like “Humble,” “Loyalty” feat Rihanna, and “Love” featuring Zacari. Currently, DAMN also boasts of a 3x platinum status in the United States. The project also saw other hot records on it such as “DNA” and “Element.” The Compton rapper even went further to perform some of these songs during the 2018 college football national championship game.

In April 2018, “DAMN” reached a remarkable accomplishment by winning a Pulitzer Prize becoming the first hip-hop album to ever reach such a milestone. DAMN was also the first album in general aside from jazz or classical to win a Pulitzer. The amount of time and craft that Lamar put into DAMN surely paid off and the Pulitzer Prize cemented him as one of the greatest rappers of all-time. 

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