Kendrick Lamar Goes Number One, Marina And The Diamonds Debuts In Top 10 Of Billboard 200

Bradley Stern | March 25, 2015 9:05 am
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It’s good news for Kendrick Lamar this week: The rapper just notched his very first #1 record with his critically acclaimed To Pimp A Butterfly.

The “i” rapper’s sophomore album sold an impressive 324,000 copies according to Billboard — 89% of its total tally at 363,000 copies with combined streaming equivalent albums sales. As a result, he’s not only notched his first #1 record, but the second largest sales week of the year behind Drake‘s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late. So far, it seems rap is ruling the year.

Other notable Top 10 entries include last week’s #1, the Empire TV soundtrack, which slips down to #2, and a Top 10 debut for our favorite FROOT-y chanteuse, Miss Marina And The Diamonds, who comes in at a solid #8 on the chart, pushing 46,000 copies for the week — her best to date.

Check out the full Top 10 of the Billboard 200 below, and let us know what you think in the comments below.

1. Kendrick Lamar, To Pimp A Butterfly *new* *1 week*
2. Soundtrack, Empire
3. Modest MouseStrangers To Ourselves *new*
4. Soundtrack, Fifty Shades Of Grey
5. Taylor Swift, 1989
6. DrakeIf You’re Reading This It’s Too Late
7. Ed Sheeran, x
8. Marina And The Diamonds, FROOT *new*
9. Sam Smith, In The Lonely Hour
10. Maroon 5, V