Kendrick Lamar Beats Out Eminem for Longstanding Album on Billboard 200
Kendrick Lamar has reason to pop the champagne bottle, because his 2012 album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” just beat Eminem‘s LP “The Eminem Show” for the longest-charting hip-hop studio album in the history of the Billboard 200 charts.
Chart Data broke the news on Sunday, and “The Eminem Show,” which came out in 2002, spent 357 weeks on the charts, while “good kid, m.A.A.d city” has lived on the charts for 358 weeks, which equates to almost seven years.
The album has also gone triple platinum (3 million units sold) and maybe even more importantly, it turned Lamar into an international star. Not to mention, the album placed him on the same all-time great lists with people like Nas, Jay-Z, and the Andre 3000s of the world — despite it only being Lamar’s sophomore album.
His first LP was 2011’s “Section 80,” released solely on his record label Top Dawg Entertainment. And “good kid, m.A.A.d city,” his major label debut, was released by Top Dawg Entertainment, Interscope Records and Dr. Dre‘s Aftermath Entertainment in a joint venture.
Plus, “good kid, m.A.A.d city” landed on the charts every week since its 2012 release, aside from the week of Dec. 6, 2014, according to a report. It also debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 when it came out.
News of Lamar’s sophomore LP breaking Eminem’s record comes amid reports that he plunked down $9.73 million on a mansion in Manhattan Beach, California.
The 5,350 square foot home is said to have four bedrooms, seven bathrooms and is three stories high. It was also reported that Lamar and his longtime girlfriend Whitney Alford welcomed a daughter on July 26 of this year, which is their first child. Lamar and Alford have been a couple since their high school days.