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Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ Goes Gold

kendrick-lamar-colbert-report-2015-billboard-650The album has surpassed the 500,000 mark in cumulative sales, as the set sells another 29,000 copies in the week (upping its total to 513,000). That makes it the seventh album to sell a half-million copies in 2015, and gives the music industry the fastest accumulation of half-million sellers since 2010. That year, through the week ending April 11, there were eight titles to sell 500,000 copies. (2010 finished with 48 half-million sellers.) Read more…

A year ago at this point, just three albums had sold more than 500,000 through the week ending April 13: the Frozen soundtrack, Beyonce’s self-titled album and Eric Church’s The Outsiders. The year saw a total of 31 albums sell 500,000.

So far in 2015, we’ve seen half-million sellers from Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ (the year’s biggest selling album with 1.015 million copies), Drake’s ‘If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late,’ Sam Smith’s ‘In the Lonely Hour’, the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack, Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’, Meghan Trainor’s Title and Lamar’s T’o Pimp a Butterfly.’ That’s quite a list. Congrats Kendrick!

 

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