Kendrick Lamar Snags Second No. 1 Album With 'untitled unmastered.'

Ralph Bristout

 // Mar 14, 2016

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The numbers don’t lie. Kendrick Lamar’s surprise set, untitled unmastered., tops the Billboard 200 this week with 178,000 copies sold. According to Billboard, the project is the latest chart-topper for the Compton rapper. Of the 178,000 units sold, 142,000 were in pure album sales.

This is Kendrick’s second No. 1 album in less than a year, following To Pimp A Butterfly, which opened to 363,000 in sales when it arrived on the night of March 15, 2015.

Kendrick recording new shit 🙊

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Physical copies of the album are available now, while, as seen above, Kendrick appears to be back in the booth recording new material.

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Meanwhile, other notable chart placements this week include 2 Chainz’s (unofficial) joint project with Lil Wayne, ColleGrove, which bows at No. 4 with 53,000 units sold. This marks Chainz’s third outing in the top three spot, following 2013’s B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time and 2012’s Based on a T.R.U. Story.

Elsewhere, Adele’s 25, Rihanna’s ANTI, and Justin Bieber’s Purpose continue to dominate as stock-still fixtures in the top five, with No. 2, 3, and 5 showings on the listing, respectively.

The latter artist, Bieber, may be prepping new material soon, as he recently premiered a brand new record during his Purpose Tour stop in Portland, Oregon.

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The rest of this week's top 10 include The Weeknd’s Beauty Behind the Madness, which leaps from No. 12 to No. 9 with over 30,000 units, along with Kevin Gates’ Islah ascending from No. 13 to No. 10.

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