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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d city’ Is The First Hip-Hop Album to Hold 10 Straight Years on Billboard 200

Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d city is the first and only hip-hop album to spend ten years on the Billboard 200.


Chart Data announced the news, while Billboard’s chart history confirmed that the record has now logged its 520th week and has risen three spots to No. 43 from previous week.

When it was released, good kid, m.A.A.d city opened at No. 2 and sold 242,000 equivalent album units in its first week, making it the highest-selling first-week hip-hop album from a male artist in 2012. It has been certified triple platinum as of this writing.


The artist recently celebrated the album’s tenth anniversary with a livestreamed event in Paris via Amazon Music.

His repertoire includes songs from his most recent album, Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers, as well as music from his previous album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, such as “Backseat Freestyle,” “m.A.A.d city,” “Swimming Pools (Drank),” “Bitch, Do not Kill My Vibe,” and “Money Trees.”