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2017 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival - Weekend 1 - Day 3

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Grammy Award winning rapper Kendrick Lamar dropped his new album about 10 days ago and he is already the top selling artist of 2017. According to Billboard Kendrick was expected to sell 485,000 copies of his new album “DAMN” which would have put him in second place to Drake’s More Life in terms of first week sales.

But, the tables turned and K. Dot exceeded everyone’s expectations

by selling over 603,000 copies of the project.

Via Billboard:

…DAMN. blasts in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 2017’s biggest week for an album: 603,000 equivalent album units earned in the week ending April 20, according to Nielsen Music.

DAMN. marks Lamar’s third No. 1 album, following last year’s Untitled Unmastered.and 2015’s To Pimp a Butterfly. DAMN. was released April 14 through Top Dawg/Aftermath/Interscope Records.

The set’s start of 227,000 SEA units is the second-largest streaming week ever for an album. (227,000 SEA units equates to 340.6 million streams of the songs from the 14-track album during its debut frame, as each SEA unit represents 1,500 streams of songs from the album.) The only larger streaming week for an album was registered by Drake’s More Life, which launched with 257,000 SEA units (384.8 million song streams).

All that I can say is…DAMN!