Kendrick Lamar’s exceptional album DAMN. has just been certified Platinum — in less than a month since it released — according to the Recording Industry Association of America. Interscope Records broke the news on its Twitter on Thursday.
Arriving April 14 via Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath, and Interscope, Lamar’s album is the first LP of 2017 to go Platinum. Every song from the album ended up on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart and it — somewhat surprisingly — outsold Drake’s More Life by shifting more than 600,000 units in its first week. The album was met with universal critical acclaim, sick tour merchandise and the news of a DAMN. Tour to follow this summer. PIMP PIMP, HOORAY!
Kendrick’s also pulled out all the stops for his videos from DAMN. too. The most recent of which saw him go full Kung Fu Kenny alongside Don Cheadle on his rambunctious track, “DNA.” Watch the incredible video below.
Read our review of DAMN. and how it reflects the duality of humanity right here.