The Numbers Game: Kendrick Lamar Debuts At #2

First off, even though it’s been kinda like ‘Kendrick Lamar Week’ around here, let’s start off and talk about how Taylor Swift sold 1.2 million copies of her album Red (The biggest sales week since 2002). What the hell? Was Amazon selling $.99 albums again? (Ne-Yo may want to do a quick album change). All hail Queen Swift.

Kudos to T. Swift and all, but I guess the thing most people forward to on the charts this week, more specifically people that frquent nappyafro, was how well Kendrick Lamar‘s good kid, m.A.A.d city would do. And the answer is pretty good. 242,000 copies good. Like I said earlier, we talked about this album a lot this week already, but as a lifelong Hip-Hop head it feels good to see legitimately good Hip-Hop getting supported at the cash register. good kid, m.A.A.d city lands at #2 (Check out our album review here).

#1 Taylor Swift – Red (Last Week: NA) – 1,200,800; Total: NA [Debut]
#2 Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d. city (Last Week: NA) – 354,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#31 Man With The Iron Fists Original Soundtrack (Last Week: NA) – 11,700; Total: NA [Debut]
#34 Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (Last Week: #11) – 11,100; Total: 108,000 [3 Weeks]
#35 G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer (Last Week: #29) – 11,000; Total: 331,000 [6 Weeks]
#37 MGK – Lace Up (Last Week: #22) – 9,700; Total: 75,000 [3 Weeks]
#47 P.O.S. – We Don’t Even Live Here (Last Week: NA) – 9,000; Total: NA [Debut]
#93 Vinnie Paz – God Of The Serengeti (Last Week: NA) – 4,300; Total: NA [Debut]
#119 Cold 187um – The Only Solution (Last Week: NA) – 3,400; Total: NA [Debut]
#167 Stevie Stone – Momentum (Last Week: NA) – 2,400; Total: NA [Debut]

Hip-Hop + R&B sales for the week of October 23rd